Penn State loaded the bases in the ninth inning but was unable to plate the needed runs and fell to Liberty 3-2 on Sunday.
The Nittany Lions (1-13) couldn’t take advantage of five shutout innings from starter Nick Distasio and scored just one run — in the first inning — during his time on the mound. Meanwhile, the Flames (12-6) didn’t get on board until an unearned run tied the game in the seventh. They plated the winning run in the eighth off a two-RBI double from Alex Close.
Sal Biasi (0-1) was charged with the loss.
Christian Helsel led Penn State offensively as he went 3 for 4 from the plate.
The loss was Penn State’s fifth straight and the Nittany Lions will try to get their second win on Tuesday at Pittsburgh at 6:30 p.m.