Johnny Piacentino's Three-Home Run Game Sparks Penn State Baseball Comeback
Penn State baseball closed out its opening series with Northwestern with a much-needed 13-10 win to split the four-game set.
Penn State recorded 17 hits in the game, with every player in the starting lineup getting at least one hit. However, one star shined brighter than the rest.
Center fielder Johnny Piacentino hit three home runs in the high-scoring win, which is tied for the most-ever by a Nittany Lion in one game. He’s the first Penn State player to hit three homers in one game since Kris Kremer did back in a 2019 win over Duke.
Batting in the three-hole, Piacentino finished the day with those three home runs, four RBIs, four runs scored, and a walk. His first home run was a two-run shot to center field in the first inning to give the Nittany Lions a 3-1 lead.
His second homer was an absolute no-doubter that was crushed to left field. The solo shot came right after catcher Matt Wood blasted a home run of his own. It gave Penn State an 8-7 lead in the fourth …
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