Penn State led from start to finish in its 5-3 victory over West Virginia on Tuesday night.
The Nittany Lions scored two runs in the top of the first inning.
James Coates started the game with a single, stole second and advanced to third on a Greg Guers single. Coates then scored on Jim Haley’s squeeze bunt single. Guers later stole third and scored on a throwing error by Mountaineer catcher Cam O’Brien.
Coates, who finished 3 for 4, recorded an RBI single in the second inning to push Penn State’s lead to 3-0.
Premium content for only $0.99
For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today.
Penn State starting pitcher Dakota Forsyth allowed one run on three hits in four innings. Nittany Lion reliever Marko Boricich allowed one run in 1 1/3 innings to earn the win, and Jack Anderson gave up one run in 3 2/3 innings for the save.
Shane Ennis allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings to take the loss for West Virginia (21-13)
Penn State (11-20) hosts Bucknell at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.