This wasn’t the way the Penn State baseball team wanted to end its season.
The Nittany Lions suffered their worst loss of the season Saturday in a 21-3 thrashing against Nebraska, as the Huskers claimed their first Big Ten championship and earned the top seed in the conference tournament.
Penn State went through seven pitchers, allowed 18 hits, committed four errors and trailed 10-0 after two innings.
PSU’s Willie Burger was the lone Nittany Lion with multiple hits, as he finished with two for an RBI. Nebraska’s starting pitcher, Jake Meyers, allowed just one hit while striking out seven and walking none in six innings.
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The loss could’ve been worse for Penn State. It trailed 21-0 and had just two hits heading into the bottom of the ninth — but then scored three runs on three hits.
With the loss, the Nittany Lions end their season with an 18-37 record and a 4-19 mark in the Big Ten. They still managed to stun Nebraska on Thursday, however, in an 8-7 upset.