Penn State Completes Tripleheader Sweep
April 2, 2007
After a painful loss, the Tartans still had two games to go with Penn State. The teams agreed to play a tripleheader to avoid the forecast of rain for Sunday. After the game one loss, the Tartans easily could've packed it in, but instead the offense showed some promise for the rest of the season.
Matt Corbett got the start in game two, and after a rough first inning in which a tight strike zone led to several walks and 7 runs, pitched well over the next three innings. James Langhauser came in for relief and gave up 2 runs over 2 innings to finish off the game.
Offensively, the Tartans showed signs of life against All-Region pitcher Brian Binder. In the third inning Langhauser came up with a single. After a dropped third strike allowed Corbett to reach, Ryan Comes and Jim Stedman both singled to push across two runs in the inning. In the fourth, Brett Rehfeld hit his first career home run, a solo shot. In the fifth, Langhauser singled, stole second, and scored on Stedman's single. Catcher Brian Tabata followed with a single, but both runners were stranded.
In the third game, Jack Bader got his first start of the year and gave the Tartans their best outing of the day. Bader threw a complete game, allowing 9 runs (7 earned).
Unfortunately, the Tartan bats couldn't match Penn State's, as they mustered three hits off of flamethrower Greg Lisa. Tabata, Stedman and Corbett provided the hits. Tabata deserves special credit for catching all three games and providing solid offense and defense all day.