Penn State dropped both games of its doubleheader against No. 24 Ohio State on Wednesday, ending its perfect start in Big Ten play.
Buckeyes pitcher Shelby Hursh threw a no-hitter to lead the Buckeyes to a 3-0 win in the first game. Hursh struck out 10 and walked three.
Alex Bayne hit a two-run home run to give Ohio State the lead in the bottom of the first.
Marlaina Laubach allowed three runs and six hits in six innings to take the loss.
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Ohio State beat Penn State 12-10 in the second game.
The Nittany Lions scored four runs in the third inning to take a 7-6 lead. Macy Jones’ home run and Erin Pond’s three-run double accounted for the scoring in the big inning.
Ohio State tied the game 8-8 in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run home run by Bayne and took the lead for good on Jess Machovina’s RBI single in the fifth.
Laubach allowed six runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings of relief for the loss.
Penn State (17-16, 6-2) begins a three-game road series against Indiana at 6 p.m. Friday.