UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State was dominated in every phase en route to a 16-1 loss in its series opener against Michigan State on Monday at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
The Nittany Lions (13-35, 3-19 Big Ten) managed just six hits, committed five errors and its pitching staff walked 10 batters.
In contrast, the Spartans (32-16, 11-8 Big Ten) finished with 13 hits and its starting pitcher, Andrew Waszak (6-3) struck out four and walked just one in seven innings.
Michigan State scored two runs in the first and added six more in the second.
Penn State scored its only run in the fourth when Zach Ell (2-for-4) singled to left scoring Elliot Searer (3-for-4), who led off with a single.
Nick Hedge (0-1) got the loss for Penn State after two innings, eight hits, a walk and six earned runs.
Geoff Boylston went three innings in relief, walked five and gave up three more earned runs.
Ian Parvin also pitched two innings and walked a batter, while Ell also went two and gave up three runs, two hits and three walks.
Penn State plays Michigan State again on Friday at 2:05 p.m.