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Penn State baseball: Nittany Lions finish off sweep of Rutgers

Penn State’s Taylor Skerpon tags out Rutgers' Vinny Zarrillo (20) as Zarrillo tried to steal second base during the Nittany Lions’ 8-5 win on Sunday at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
Penn State’s Taylor Skerpon tags out Rutgers' Vinny Zarrillo (20) as Zarrillo tried to steal second base during the Nittany Lions’ 8-5 win on Sunday at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. CDT photo

Penn State completed a three-game sweep of Rutgers with an 8-5 win Sunday at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

The Nittany Lions scored three runs in the eighth inning to break a 5-5 tie. Jim Haley drove in the go-ahead run with a double to left-center field, Aaron Novak followed with an RBI triple and J.J. White made it 8-5 with an RBI double on Senior Day.

Greg Guers hit a home run in the first inning to give Penn State a 1-0 lead and extend his hitting streak to 16 games. Guers finished 5 for 12 with five runs and six RBIs in the series.

Haley went 2 for 4, scored three runs and drove in another Sunday. He went 7 for 13, scored seven runs and drove in three runs to help Penn State sweep the Scarlet Knights.

Penn State starting pitcher Dakota Forsyth went 51/3 innings, giving up two runs on nine hits and striking out four. Jack Anderson pitched 11/3 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.

Christian Campbell allowed three runs on four hits in one inning to take the loss for Rutgers (15-31-1, 5-13 Big Ten).

The Nittany Lions (17-26, 5-12) travel to Michigan State for a three-game series, starting Friday at 3:05 p.m.

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