UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Michigan State baseball lost at Penn State on Friday afternoon, 9-0. The Spartans (32-17, 11-9) managed just seven hits in the game and gave up 17 to the Nittany Lions.
MSU southpaw David Garner was tagged with the loss; he went just 2 2/3 innings and gave up six runs on 11 hits.
It marked a season-high in hits allowed and all nine Nittany Lions recorded at least one. J.C. Coban led the way and went 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
PSU starter Greg Welsh tossed a five-hit complete game against the Spartans. He walked one and had five strikeouts.
Cam Gibson went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk for MSU.
The Spartans fell behind early in the first inning after an RBI-single from Coban that scored James Coates. The Nittany Lions added five in the third on RBIs from Coban, Matt Paradise, Tyler Kendall and Elliot Searer.
Trey Popp relieved Garner in the third and allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings of work.
In the eighth inning, Penn State added three runs to extend its lead to 9-0. Luis Montesinos hit an RBI-single to right and Zach Eli hit a two-RBI single to center field off reliever Mike Theodore.
Michigan State and Penn State will play the final game of the regular season tomorrow at 1:05 at Medlar Park.