The Penn State baseball team walked off with an 8-7 win over Pittsburgh on a Panther error in the ninth inning Wednesday at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
Pittsburgh tied it 7-7 in the top of the ninth on a two-run single by Eric Hess, but the Nittany Lions ended it in the bottom half. Haley led off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt. He then moved to third on a single by Ryan Richter and scored on a fielding error by Pittsburgh shortstop Ron Sherman.
Sherman’s error was the Panthers’ fifth of the game.
Penn State’s Jared Fagnano earned the win despite allowing two runs on three hits in one inning of relief. Rich Condeelis took the loss for Pittsburgh (16-26) after giving up two runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings.
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Haley went 3 for 4 and scored two runs to pace the Penn State offense. Greg Guers went 2 for 5 with a home run for the Nittany Lions.
Penn State (14-26) hosts a three-game series against Rutgers, starting Friday at 6:30 p.m.