Youngstown State eliminates Indiana State with first ever NCAA Tournament win

Patrick O’Brien held Indiana State to two runs in 6 1/3 innings and Youngstown State claimed its first ever NCAA Tournament victory with a 5-2 win over Indiana State in an elimination game Saturday afternoon.

The Penguins (17-37) advance to play the loser of tonight’s Indiana-Stanford game on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Sycamores are eliminated.

Youngstown State’s Lorenzo Arcuri had an RBI single to tie the game 1-1 after Indiana State had taken an early lead. First baseman Brent Gillespie  put the Penguins ahead with a sacrifice fly in the third and shortstop Shane Willoughby had an RBI single later in the inning. Left fielder Alex Larivee drove in a run with a sacrifice fly  in the fourth and catcher Josh White drove in a run with a single later in the inning.