The Penn State baseball team scored one run in its first 11 at-bats Tuesday, but the offense finally broke loose in its 12th.
The Nittany Lions scored five times in the top of the 12th inning to outlast Pittsburgh 6-1 in marathon at Cost Field.
Neither team had scored since Penn State tied the score with a run in the third inning.
With one out, Penn State’s rally got started with what should have been another out. Nick Graham struck out, but reached on a wild pitch. Graham moved to second on a passed ball and to third on an infield hit by Taylor Skerpon. Greg Guers, singled home Graham and Aaron Novak followed with an infield hit to plate Skerpon. After a double steal by Guers and Novak, J.J. White stroked a two-run single to center field. White eventually scored on Ryan Richter’s single.
Penn State’s Jordan Donmoyer, Dakota Forsyth, Jack Anderson and Jared Fagnano combined to limit the Panthers to six hits and an unearned run.
White and Richter had three hits apiece to lead the Nittany Lions (2-12). Skerpon and Guers added two each.
The Nittany Lions face Canisius in their home opener on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.