Penn State pitchers combined for a 10.1-inning no-hitter on Friday, the first combined no-hitter in program history.
However, a scrappy Navy offense found other ways to manufacture runs and ultimately steal a win.
The Midshipmen took advantage of two Nittany Lions’ throwing errors in the bottom of the 11th, the latter of which allowed Navy’s Zach Biggers to come around from second and score. The walk-off error gave the Midshipmen the improbable 2-1 win over Penn State in Annapolis, Maryland.
Even though it did not record a hit, the Navy offense benefited from five walks, two hit batters, two wild pitches and two errors to scratch across two runs in 11 innings. The Midshipmen were 0-for-28 at the plate, but still produced one earned and one unearned run.
Navy struck first, taking advantage of some mistakes in the sixth to take the lead without recording a hit. After a hit batter, a walk and a sacrifice bunt, shortstop Michael Coritz hit an RBI sacrifice fly to put the Midshipmen on the board.
Penn State responded in the following inning as right fielder Curtis Robison recorded a single before he came around to score on an RBI triple from second…