It was a beautiful day for baseball at University Park but the sunshine didn’t aid Penn State. After losing both games in a doubleheader against Ohio State on Sunday, the Diamond Lions suffered another loss against the Binghamton Bearcats on Monday night.
It was a rough start, as the Nittany Lions remained scoreless until the seventh, when they scored their only three runs of the game. Bearcats pitcher, Jake Miller was credited with the no-hitter until the fifth inning when Alex Malinsky hit a groundball that turned into a double play. In the seventh, Christian Helsel brought Jordan Bowersox home after a powerful single. Following a strikeout, both Malinsky and Logan Goodnight were hit by a pitch, bringing home Sloniger for another point. Austin Riggs hit a single, bringing Helsel home and the inning ended without a groundout.
Schuyler Bates was on the mound for Penn State for six innings with five runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Eric Mock closed out the game for the Lions, with three strikeouts and allowed only one run on three hits and one walk.
Binghamton dominated the game with five hits compiled by the fifth inning. Paul Rufio would lead his team with five runs, three hits and a home run. The Bearcats would secure the win with a RBI-double in the ninth, taking the game 6-3.
Penn State looks to redeem themselves against Bucknell before they hit the road for a three-game series in Maryland. The battle with Bucknell was scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th but with threats of thunderstorms the game was rescheduled to Wednesday April 12th.