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Baseball Knocks Off No. 20 Maryland, 5-3


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State baseball team had a strong performance in all phases of the game to earn a 5-3 win over No. 20 Maryland on Friday evening at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Nittany Lions scored two go-ahead runs in the fifth and added another in the eighth. Penn State moved to 25-24 overall, while Maryland dropped to 36-19.
Penn State owns three wins over teams currently ranked among the D1Baseball Top 20. The Nittany Lions started the season with a 9-5 win at No. 22 Miami (currently ranked 11th). PSU earned an 11-6 win over West Virginia (currently ranked sixth) on April 11.
The Nittany Lions are now 7-15 in Big Ten play, while Maryland fell to 16-7.
Tommy Molsky made the start on the mound for the Nittany Lions. Molsky was tremendous on the mound holding in check one of the top offenses in the country. The sophomore worked six innings, tying a career high, allowing three runs on eight hits. Molsky struck out four batters and walked three. Only one of the eight hits surrendered was an extra-base hit.
On senior weekend, Ryan Partridge closed out the game with three shutout innings to earn the save. Partridge got eight of the nine outs through ground balls.
Jason Savacool got the start for Maryland, going six innings. He allowed four runs on eight hits. Savacool recorded six strikeouts and five walks. Nigel Belgrave gave up a run on two hits in 1.1 frames,…

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