Jarvis sets records as YSU falls in longest game in history

Staff report

Highland Heights, Ky.

Youngstown State University freshman Addy Jarvis broke her own single-game strikeout record with 16 in Tuesday’s 5-4 loss to Northern Kentucky in 16 innings, the longest game in Penguins’ history.

Jarvis also set the YSU freshman single-season strikeout record with 183.

Taylor Hoover’s two-out single through the left side was the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 16th.

The Penguins (21-23, 9-5 Horizon League) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the third when Yazmine Romero singled home Alex DeLeon and Nikki Saibene scored on a error.

Lexi Zappitelli, who went 3 for 7, singled to right-center to plate Romero from first to give the Penguins a three-run edge.

Northern Kentucky (15-25, 8-7) quickly knotted the game in the bottom half of the inning when Ava Lawson hit a two-out, three-run home run.

After collecting just one hit from the fourth through the 11th innings, the Penguins tallied a pair of hits in the 12th and 13th frames, but could not score.

YSU finally broke the drought when Miyah Mitchum’s two-out single to right-center field scored DeLeon, who singled, from first and gave the Penguins a 4-3 lead.

The Norse tied the game in the bottom half of the frame with a one-out single by Lawson.

Youngstown State and Northern Kentucky will play a doubleheader today at 2 p.m.

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