David Lutz made the most of his first career start as he pitched a complete game Sunday in the Penn State baseball team's 9-1 win against Michigan State.
By taking the mound, Lutz also tied the school-record for pitching appearances in a single season (29).
The senior got off to a rocky start in the first inning when he allowed a single and hit a batter to begin the game. However, he induced a double play and escaped the inning without allowing any runs.
From there, Lutz settled in and cruised through the full nine innings. He allowed one run on nine hits, while striking out four batters and walking none.
Ben Heath led the Nittany Lions (20-23, 7-8 Big Ten) with a pair of two-run home runs. Mario Eramo also hit a two-run homer to add to the Lions' offensive attack.
Heath is now tied for the single-season school-record with 17 homers.
The win completed a series sweep of the Spartans (28-14, 7-8), who were tied for first in the Big Ten at the start of the weekend.
The Lions remain at home when they host Iowa for a three-game series beginning Friday.