Penn State opened conference play with opponent Cornell. Big hitting performances carried the PSBC past Cornell 11-1, 16-1, and 15-4.
Game 1: 11-1
Austin Thomas led the squad to an 11-1 win in five innings over Cornell on Saturday. Thomas racked up six RBIs on three hits for the squad. Dunlap recorded the win for PSBC. He allowed one run over five innings. He struck out nine, walked five and surrendered three hits.
Game 2: 16-1
Tyler Love carried the squad as he hit two dingers that led to a 16-1 victory for the squad. Thirteen runs in the opening three innings allowed PSBC D1 to easily put away Cornell. A two-run home run by Love, a solo home run by Shane McMurtry, an RBI single by Davis in the first inning and a two-run single by Joe Picard supplied the offense. Penn State hit a whopping four home runs in the 5 inning win. Additional home runs for PSBC D1 came when Love homered in the first and fourth innings and Austin Thomas homered in the fourth inning. Michael Bealmear got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. He allowed one run over five innings. Bealmear struck out three, walked one and gave up four hits.
Game 3: 15-4
Pat Barder, Brett Bernstein, Brendan Clark, Tyler Love and Austin Thomas had RBI's in the W. In walk off fashion, Shane McMurtry homered in the 7th inning, bringing home 3 runs, which ended the game via mercy rule. Colin Ammon picked up the win for the good guys as he struck out 3 with no runs allowed.
All in all, a very good weekend for Penn State with timely hitting and solid defense. The squad looks to schedule an in-conference game before facing rival Pitt on the weekend of April 8th. #GoState