Penn State baseball lost to Kent State 6-2 on Wednesday night behind strong pitching from the visitors’ Joey Murray.
Murray (1-1) threw seven innings and allowed only four hits in the process. He also struck out nine batters and walked only one. The Nittany Lions only scored after he was pulled for Eli Martin, who gave up both Penn State runs in the bottom of the eighth inning before getting replaced.
The Nittany Lions (24-18) scored after freshman Willie Burger hit a two-run single that sent in Tyler Kendall and Jim Haley, but couldn’t rally more runs against Kent State closer Tim Faix, who didn’t even cede a hit to finish out the game.
Penn State hosts Maryland on Friday at 6:30 p.m.