Penn State scored six runs in the top of the ninth and T.J. Macy pitched seven innings of two-hit baseball to lead the Nittany Lions to a 6-1 victory against Seton Hall in the Big Ten/Big East Challenge finale Sunday in Clearwater, Fla.
The Lions out-hit the Pirates, 12-2, but could not get on the scoreboard until the ninth. Shortstop Michael Glantz led off the inning with a walk, and after a Jordan Steranka single and Rick Marlin sacrifice bunt, Grant Youngblood knocked in the tying run with a single. Two batters later, Blake Lynd singled to left-center, scoring two more runs to give Penn State the lead. By the end of the frame, the Lions tallied six runs on four hits.
Macy allowed just one run and struck out eight as the starter, but reliever David Lutz picked up the win with two shutout innings to close out the game.
With the win, Penn State went 2-for-3 in the Challenge after losing to St. John's Friday and beating Northwestern Saturday.
Check Monday's Collegian for full coverage of the weekend's games.