YSU baseball beats Oakland 5-0 - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

YSU Press Release

YSU baseball beats Oakland 5-0

Posted: Updated:

NILES, Ohio -- Nic Manuppelli and two relievers combined for a five-hit shutout, and Nick DiNello came off the bench to drive in three runs as the Youngstown State baseball team beat Oakland 5-0 on Saturday afternoon at Eastwood Field.

Manuppelli surrendered just four hits and two walks while striking out four batters in six innings to earn his first victory. Alex Frey retired two batters in the seventh, and Kevin Yarabinec came in to pitch the final 2.1 innings and record his second save.

The Penguins, who also won the opener on Thursday to win the series, have now registered victories in three of their last four games.

Manuppelli outdueled Oakland starter Jake Paulson, who came into the weekend leading the Horizon League in opposing batting average and ranking second in ERA. All five runs were charged to the right-hander, but only four of those were earned. YSU's first four runs all came with two outs.

DiNello finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBIs. Spencer Marentette was 2-for-4 to lead Oakland.

Manuppelli retired the first six batters and worked out of a jam in the third. He allowed two soft singles and walked a batter to load the bases with one out, but he got Robby Enslen to fly out to shallow right and Mike Borsseau to fly out to center to end the threat.

Paulson faced the minimum through three innings, but Jason Shirley's leadoff single in the fourth kickstarted YSU's offense. After DiNello replaced him on a fielder's choice, Alex Larivee singled and Phli Lipari walked to load the bases. Matt Sullivan's sacrifce fly to right brought in DiNello for the game's first run.

DiNello came up with a clutch two-run single in the fifth to push YSU's lead to 3-0. The Penguins had runners at first and third with nobody out, but Paulson threw out Jake Ross at the plate on a safety squeeze and induced Shirley into a groundout. DiNello's single dropped in front of a diving Enslen in right, allowing Lorenzo Arcuri and Shane Willoughby to score.

The Penguins added another run on Ross's two-out RBI double that scored Sullivan in the sixth, and DiNello's single in the seventh plated Willoughby on Paulson's last batter.

Youngstown State will play at Akron on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

  • Sports NewsMore>>

  • Scrappers win home opener

    Scrappers win home opener

    Saturday, June 16 2018 1:15 PM EDT2018-06-16 17:15:14 GMT

    The Mahoning Valley Scrappers opened their 20th season of baseball on Friday night at Eastwood Field and treated their fans to an extra-innings walk-off win.  

    More >>

    The Mahoning Valley Scrappers opened their 20th season of baseball on Friday night at Eastwood Field and treated their fans to an extra-innings walk-off win.  

    More >>
  • Johnson shares lead in a US Open that plays like one

    Johnson shares lead in a US Open that plays like one

    Friday, June 15 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-06-15 13:11:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Luis Gagne's caddie turns to catch a ball as he walks through the fescue during a practice round for the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Luis Gagne's caddie turns to catch a ball as he walks through the fescue during a practice round for the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y.
    US Open begins on century-old Shinnecock Hills with slightly wider fairways and shaved edges around greens giving it new look.More >>
    US Open begins on century-old Shinnecock Hills with slightly wider fairways and shaved edges around greens giving it new look.More >>
  • Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr arrested on rape charges

    Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr arrested on rape charges

    Thursday, June 14 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-06-15 03:28:51 GMT

    Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested on charges of rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge.

    More >>

    Former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. has been arrested on charges of rape and other sex crimes on the day he was to appear in court on an unrelated burglary charge.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms