After a brutal 3-14 road record to begin the year, the Penn State baseball team got its home schedule off on the right foot on Wednesday with a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh at Medlar Field.
Senior corner infielder Jordan Steranka had quite a game, going 4-4 with a three-run bomb in the first and three singles. The homer was his third of the season.
Senior pitcher Mike Franklin, making his second spot start of the season, danced in and out of trouble but picked up his first win. Franklin allowed 11 baserunners on five hits and six walks through 5.2 innings, but limited the damage to three runs. He struck out three and threw 101 pitches.
Lefties Greg Welsh and Casey Kulina shut down the Panthers (10-8) for the final 3.1 innings of the game, and Kulina picked up his second career save.
Penn State improved to 4-14 with the win. Next up is a three-game home series against Indiana this weekend.