SOMERSET — State College fell behind early and gave up a critical home run late in a 5-3 loss to Somerset on Saturday.
The Eagles jumped ahead early with two runs in the first inning before the Little Lions tied the game later.
"We didn’t avoid that inevitable two in the first inning," said head coach Bill Tussey. "That’s a problem for some pitchers. I give the boys credit for hanging in there though."
State College squared things at three in the top of the fifth, but Somerset's Michael Flyte crushed a breaking ball over the fence in the bottom half of the frame to give the Eagles the lead for good.
Kenny Craig (2 for 3) was the only player for the Little Lions (4-3) with multiple hits. Ryan Karstetter went 1 for 3 and knocked in a run.
The Little Lions host Red Land, Monday at 4:30 p.m.