Penn State dropped its fourth consecutive contest as the Nittany Lions fell 9-3 against No. 16 Texas A&M at Blue Bell Park on Friday.
The Aggies (5-0) belted four home runs and racked up 12 hits against Nittany Lion pitching. Texas A&M scored in five of its first six at-bats and raced to an 8-0 lead. Aggie starting pitcher A.J. Minter allowed two hits and struck out nine in five innings to earn the win.
Penn State finally broke through with three runs in the eighth. Nick Riotto’s sacrifice fly plated the first run and Aaron Novak followed with a deep two-run homer.
Greg Guers and Novak each had two hits for the Nittany Lions. Nick Hedge (0-1) allowed eight hits and six earned runs over four innings.
J.B. Moss, Logan Nottebrok, Blake Allemand and Logan Taylor homered for the Aggies.
The two teams meet Saturday at 3 p.m.