UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State baseball team broke out a little offense Sunday afternoon at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park and broke out of a long losing skid.
The Nittany Lions collected 17 hits and upended Wright State 11-3 to end a 13-game losing streak. It had been nearly a month since the teams last win March 9 at Houston Baptist.
Greg Welsh backed up the offense on the mound, not allowing an earned run over eight innings for his first win of the season, giving up six hits and a walk while striking out eight. All three Raider runs were unearned on three Nittany Lion errors. Ryan Harper pitched a scoreless ninth to close the win.
Every Penn State batter had at least one hit, with three each for Luis Montesinos, Alex Farkes and J.C. Coban and two apiece for James Coates and Aaron Novak. Montesinos also tripled, both of Novaks hits were doubles and J.J. White also had a double.
A two-run single for Montesinos in the first and RBI singles for Elliott Searer in the second and Coban in the first and second helped Penn State build a 5-1 lead through two innings.
Penn State hosts Kent State on Tuesday.