Jackie Hill struck out eight batters and held Central Michigan to just two hits on her way to helping Penn State secure a 3-1 victory.
While Hill handled the Chippewas' offense, Penn State (10-4) received offensive support from left fielder Ashley Griffith and first baseman Kailyn Johnson. Griffith and Johnson hit back-to-back doubles, which resulted in consecutive RBIs during the Lions' three-run third inning.
The Lions were limited to just six hits, but Hill's (5-2) dominance in the circle made the difference for Penn State. Hill surrendered a triple and walked two batters, but was able to pitch the entire game.
Penn State continues play at 6 p.m. Friday in the Under Armour Invitational in Clearwater, Fl. against Florida Gulf Coast.