YSU baseball’s 8-run inning leads to upset

Rohan’s grand slam helps Penguins upend No. 17 Ga. Tech

Staff report

Anthony Rohan hit a grand slam as part of an eight-run second inning, and the Youngstown State baseball team earned one of the biggest regular-season wins in program history by beating No. 17 Georgia Tech 12-3 on Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Rohan had one of three home runs on the day for the Penguins, who gave first-year head coach Dan Bertolini his first victory at YSU. Andrew Kendrick had three hits, including a two-run homer three batters after Rohan’s grand slam in the second inning, and Trey Bridis added a two-run blast in the fifth.

Starting pitcher Collin Floyd provided the Penguins with five strong innings as YSU built its lead, and the bullpen did not allow a baserunner in shutout frames to hand the Yellow Jackets their first loss of 2017. Floyd allowed the three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five batters in five innings. Jesse Slinger pitched two scoreless innings, and Gino DiVincenzo and Kevin Yarabinec blanked Georgia Tech in the eighth and ninth.

After YSU fell behind big in the first inning of the first two games of the series, Floyd got a big foul out with the bases loaded to end the first on Sunday. The Penguins seized the momentum and proceeded to score eight runs on five hits in the second.

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