For the second consecutive day, the Ohio State baseball team earned a walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth inning, dropping Penn State 8-7 Monday afternoon.
The Buckeyes’ Troy Montgomery was 2 for 3 and scored three runs, tripling and scoring the tying run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth. Pat Porter, who was 2 for 5 with three RBIs, later singled, advanced on an error and scored the game-winning run on Troy Kuhn’s double to end the game.
The win finished off a sweep of the three-games series for the Buckeyes (22-7, 7-2 Big Ten).
The Nittany Lions (8-18, 1-4) rallied to tie Sunday’s game with two runs in the top of the ninth, only to lose 7-6. Penn State rallied from down 5-1 early Monday and led 7-6 heading into the bottom of the ninth.
Greg Guers helped Monday’s rally, belting a double and a three-run home run. Ryky Smith also came up big with a 4 for 5 day and knocking in a pair of runs. Christian Helsel added a double, and Jim Haley and Ryan Richter posted two hits apiece as Penn State racked up 13 hits as a team.
Trace Dempsey (6-1) retired the side in the top of the ninth and earned the win, and Sal Biasi (0-2) took the loss in relief.
Penn State, which has lost four straight games, hosts Bucknell on Tuesday.