BLOOMINGTON, IND. Senior right-hander Patrick O'Brien, a Boardman High graduate, gave Youngstown State a solid start today as the Penguins beat Indiana State, 5-2, in an elimination game in the NCAA Bloomington Regional.
The victory keeps YSU (17-37) alive in the regional and sends the Penguins into a game at 1 p.m. Sunday against the loser of tonight's game between Stanford and Indiana. The Hoosiers beat YSU, 10-2, on Friday night. The Cardinal beat Indiana State, 8-1, on Friday.
If YSU wins Sunday's first game, it would play the winner of tonight's game at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
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