ASHEBORO, N.C. — Penn State mustered just two runs as the Nittany Lions fell 5-0 and 5-2 in a doubleheader against Hofstra on Saturday.
In the opener, Penn State (2-6) had 10 hits, including four from Steve Snyder, but did not score.
Kenny Jackson most of the damage for the Dutchmen, smacking a two-run homer in the fourth and another two-run shot in the sixth off Nittany Lion starter Greg Welsh (0-2).
In the nightcap, Hofstra (3-3) scored three unearned runs in the first and made the lead hold up behind the pitching of David Jesch (2-0), who allowed four hits, one run and struck out seven in seven innings.
James Coates had two of Penn State’s five hits. Snyder and Colin Keefe drove in runs. T.J. Jann (0-3) took the loss, allowing six hits, four runs (none earned) and sriking out five in six innings.