Milwaukee’s Jay Peters pitched seven innings of shutout relief, and Milwaukee mustered just enough offense to beat the Youngstown State baseball team 3-0 on Saturday at Henry Aaron Field.
Peters came on to start the top of the third to relieve injured Panthers starter Elijah Goodman, and the pair held the Penguins to two singles in the shutout. They outdueled YSU’s Collin Floyd, who struck out eight while surrendering just six hits and one walk.
The game was scoreless until there were two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning when Milwaukee catcher Daulton Varsho hit a two-run double with the bases loaded. The Panthers added a run on a bunt single by Chris Kelly with two outs in the eighth.
Trey Bridis’ two-out double in the top of the fifth accounted for Youngstown State’s first base runner of the game. Floyd had allowed just one hit and had faced the minimum up to that point before yielding a double, a walk and an infield single prior to Varsho’s run-scoring double.
Anthony Rohan led off the top of the seventh with an infield hit, but he was thrown out a third two batters later on a fielder’s choice. YSU had a batter walk in the both the eighth and ninth innings but did not get a runner in to scoring position either time.
Youngstown State and Milwaukee will conclude its series on Saturday at 1 p.m. Eastern.