State College Post 245 split a pair of games Sunday to finish second in the Pennsylvania Open Wood Bat Tournament at the Shaner Complex.
State College got an outstanding pitching effort from Ben Finlan in a 1-0 triumph over Hampden of Mechanicsburg, which had previously lost just one of its 20 games. Finlan, who had thrown a no-hitter on Friday, tossed a two-hitter against Hampden.
The contest remained scoreless until the top of the sixth. Tyler Hall led off with a single and moved to second on an errant pickoff throw. Brett Graham followed with a game-winning RBI single.
Finlan retired Hampden in order in the sixth, but gave up a one-out single in the seventh. He got the next two batters on a fly ball and groundout to complete the shutout.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to the Centre Daily Times
State College’s offense couldn’t break through in the title game as Post 245 fell 4-0 against Albion Post 567 from Erie. Jonathan Polanco tossed a six-hitter for Albion.
Zach Ripka had two singled for State College, which after an 0-5 start has won 9 of 11 games.