Penn State Baseball

Penn State baseball: Nittany Lions’ season comes to close

The Penn State season came to a sputtering end Saturday.

The Nittany Lions saw Purdue score six eighth-inning runs to rally past the Nittany Lions 7-3 in the opening game of a doubleheader, and rain and lightning forced the second game to be cancelled four outs shy of being an official contest.

The outcomes ended the season for Penn State (18-30, 6-16 Big Ten), which led 4-3 in the top of the fifth inning of the second game when play was called on the final day of the regular season. Neither team qualified for the conference tournament next weekend.

In the opener, the Boilermakers (20-34, 6-17) used four hits in the eighth to win it, highlighted by a two-run single for Jack Pichiotti.

Taylor Skerpon led the Nittany Lions with a 3 for 5 day, while Ryky Smith belted a two-run double and hit a sacrifice fly to bring in all three of the team’s runs.

Reliever Jack Anderson was tagged with the loss.