One at-bat was all Ryky Smith needed. The senior from York came in as a pinch runner and executed a perfect hit-and-run play in the bottom of the ninth to score Jim Haley from third and end the game in walk-off fashion, 8-7 in front of more than 1,000 fans at Medlar Field Wednesday night.
The Nittany Lions scored nine runs and sent 13 batters to the box in the first inning to earn a road win and split the season series at Kent State Tuesday night, 15-5.
Eight runs in the first two innings proved to be enough as Penn State baseball defeated Bucknell 11-2 on a brisk Wednesday evening at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. It was the second meeting between Bucknell (18-17) and Penn State (12-20) in just over a week. The Nittany Lions took the contest last Tuesday, 4-2, and earned a season sweep of their non-conference, in-state foe with a win Wednesday.
Cael Sanderson's squad wrapped a successful first day of the 2015 NCAA Wrestling Championships from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Thursday night, finishing in fourth place with 18.5 points behind Oklahoma State (19.5), Iowa (21), and Ohio State (23).
I recently had the opportunity to hang out with the newly formed State Cigar Club, which meets weekly at Your Cigar Den on Fraser Street.
Rutgers graduate assistant Sam Williams announced on Twitter yesterday that he will leave his position in Piscataway for one in Happy Valley.