Penn State baseball: Nittany Lions beat up on Hofstra, snap losing skid

March 2, 2014 

— Steve Snyder and Taylor Skerpon each cracked four hits as Penn State snapped a five-game skid by pounding Hofstra 10-4 on Sunday.

The Nittany Lions (3-6) pounded a season-high 15 hits in their highest-scoring game of the season. Eight different players had a hit and all nine players reached base in the contest against Hofstra (3-4), which gave up six unearned runs.

Leading 2-1, Penn State took control with a five-run fourth inning, scoring all five runs after a two-out error prolonged the frame. With one run in on the error, Snyder smacked an RBI single to make it 4-1. Greg Guers then delivered the big blow, a two-run triple to right-center field. Guers capped the outburst by scoring on a wild pitch.

Snyder scored on a wild pitch in the seventh and the Nittany Lions tacked on two more in the eighth.

Patton Taylor (1-0) earned the win for the Nittany Lions, allowing eight hits and four runs, while striking out four and not walking a batter. Ryan Harper and Jack Anderson combined for 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

J.J. White added two hits for Penn State. Kenny Jackson and Matt Ford had two hits and Brian MacDonald drove in three runs for Hofstra.

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