Penn State baseball beat Pitt 11-6 on Wednesday afternoon to earn the home-and-home series sweep against the Panthers this season.
A two-out, three-run home run by senior outfielder Greg Guers in the bottom of the eighth inning helped Penn State push its lead. The team finished the frame with five runs, and closer Jack Anderson didn’t give up a hit or a run in 1 1/3 innings pitched for his school-record 12th save of the season to seal the outing.
Guers was strong at the plate, going 3 for 3 with two walks and his homer. Tyler Kendall also hit well, going 3 for 5 with three RBIs and a double.
Penn State came back from a 6-4 deficit through six innings.
The teams tied things up in the seventh frame after Kendall hit an RBI single through the right side that plated Nick Riotto from third base, and Willie Burger fouled into a double play that led to an unassisted RBI (Guers scored).
Alex Malinsky hit an RBI single to plate Christian Helsel for the go-ahead run in the eighth, followed by a Nick Riotto RBI off a fielder’s choice. Conlin Hughes scored from third on an error by catcher Manny Pazos.
Guers smacked his home run on the first offering from Pitt pitcher Isaac Mattson.
Penn State (25-23) heads to Lincoln, Neb. to take on the Huskers on Friday at 7 :35 p.m.