AMBLER Temple took both ends of a doubleheader from Penn State on Sunday, winning 3-2 in 10 innings after a 4-2 Owls victory in the first contest in the Nittany Lions’ first games of the season in chilly Pennsylvania.
In the second contest, Temple put the winning run across home plate when David Hall reached on the Nittany Lions’ only error of the game, circling all the way to third base on the play, and scoring on Bobby Heitzman’s fly ball to right field.
J.J. White and Zach Ell each had two of Penn State’s five total hits, and reliever Cody Lewis, the Nittany Lions’ third pitcher, took the loss.
In the opener, Elliott Searer had three of Penn State’s four hits while T.J. Jann took the loss, allowing three runs and four hits over five innings.
Patrick Peterson and Preston Hill combined to keep the Nittany Lion bats quiet, with each striking out three, Peterson earning the win and Hill took the four-inning save.
Penn State (5-11) is scheduled to play its home opener against Akron on Wednesday.