Photo Credit: Penn State Athletics (www.gopsusports.com)

Photo Credit: Penn State Athletics (www.gopsusports.com)

After being on a six-game losing streak, including a series sweep by Minnesota this past weekend, Penn State finally gained a win Tuesday night.

The Nittany Lions traveled to Morgantown, West Virginia to face the Mountaineers after inclement weather canceled the last two games of their series. Penn State led the game with a three-run homerun from Logan Goodnight, his first home run of the season, in the second inning. The Mountaineers trailed as the Nittany Lions added another two runs in the fifth inning but they were quick to tie up the score with two runs in the sixth inning and a homerun in the eighth inning from Cole Austin.

Penn State started off a dramatic ninth inning with Christian Helsel getting hit by the first pitch. Ryan Sloniger, who hit a walk on his fourth pitch, followed Helsel. After Goodnight struck out, pinch hitter Keith Leavitt hit another walk to load the bases. Mason Nadeau, who was top of the batting order, came up to the plate again hitting what could have been a double play but was turned into a scoring chance by Helsel thanks to his speed.

Dakota Forsyth, who pitcher the last 2 and 1/3rd innings for the Nittany Lions, struck out the first two Mountaineer batters and produced a fly ball that gave a two-out single. Penn State won 6-5, deeming this their biggest win of the season against the number 13th ranked team in the NCAA for Runs Per Inning.

Penn State is now 15 – 32 and is off to PNC Park in Pittsburgh to host West Virginia for the final game of their series.

Abigail Sales is a junior studying broadcast journalism at Penn State. She is a reporter for the Daily Collegian and has a huge love for hockey. You can reach her at [email protected]

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