Penn State Baseball

Penn State baseball: Nittany Lions sweep Central Connecticut State

Penn State completed its series sweep of Central Connecticut State with 4-1 and 13-3 wins Sunday at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

Freshman Taylor Lehman allowed just one hit and one run (zero earned) in seven innings to earn his first career victory in the first game. Lehman had a no-hitter through 5 1/3 innings before giving up an RBI double to Connor Fitzsimons. Lehman struck out eight and walked two. Sal Biasi pitched two scoreless innings for the save.

Penn State broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the seventh.

Ryky Smith, who went 5 for 9 with a double and two RBIs in the doubleheader, led off with a single and scored the go-ahead run on an error. Greg Guers later tripled to drive in a run and scored on an error to make it 4-1.

In the second game, freshman Nick Distasio also picked up his first career victory. Distasio threw six shutout innings, allowing four hits, striking out five and walking one.

Penn State led 9-0 after six innings and added four runs in the bottom of the eighth. The Nittany Lions finished with 15 hits, while Central Connecticut State (6-10) committed seven errors.

The win marked Penn State’s first three-game series sweep since 2012 and pushed the team’s winning streak to five games.

The Nittany Lions (8-14) host Binghamton on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

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