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What a difference a day makes. Victim of a 15-0 drubbing in the series opener on Friday, Penn State rebounded to win both ends of the doubleheader at Ohio State Saturday, winning by scores of 3-1 and 5-2.
Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score
The Buckeyes, which had 18 hits Friday, mustered only four hits in game one and actually outhit the Lions in game two, 9-7, but could not get the timely hit. Tony Kennedy, who had a hit in each of the first 17 games this season, saw his hit streak end in game one, going 0-for-2. He was 0-for-4 in game two.
The longest hit streak on the team is now held by Ryan Meade, who has a hit in his last 15 games. Cory Kovanda, now 22-for-39 (.564) in his last 10 games, is riding an 11-game hit streak.
J.B. Shuck delivered the only run in the fifth inning of game one to pull the Buckeyes within a 2-1 score but the Nittany Lions tacked on another run sixth. Dan DeLucia took the loss and fell to 1-1 after allowing just one run on five hits in his 4.0 innings. Drew Rucinski allowed two runs on eight hits in his 3.0 innings.
In game two, Dan Burkhart and Tyler Engle each had two hits. Burkhart and pinch hitter Zach Hurley drove in the Buckeyes' two runs. Dean Wolosiansky took the loss to drop to 2-2. He allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits in his 5.1 innings. Alex Wimmers pitched the last 1.2 and allowed one run on three hits.
Mike Wanamaker and Mike Lorentson got the wins for Penn State, which improved to 7-13 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten.
Ohio State is now 11-8 overall and 1-2 in conference play and needs a win in the series finale Sunday to salvage a series split. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. J.B. Shuck will get the start for the Bucks.
Click here for the-Ozone.net recap and here for the story in the Sunday Dispatch.
Penn State recaps: Game One Game Two