Penn State Baseball

Anderson ties Penn State baseball saves record

Despite falling in an early hole, Penn State baseball — behind Jack Anderson’s record-tying save and RBIs from six players — defeated Rutgers 7-5 on Sunday.

Justin Hagenman started for the Nittany Lions (24-17, 9-6 Big Ten) and allowed four runs in the first inning, five in total. However, thanks to strong run support and his resolve after the first frame, Hagenman earned his sixth win of the season.

At the plate, James Coates and Ryan Sloniger each hit home runs, while Jim Haley had three hits, including a two-run double.

Anderson finished out the final 21/3 innings on the bump, walking a pair of batters but recording five strikeouts. It was his 10th save of the season and 22nd of his career, tying the program record.

Penn State hosts Kent State at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.