UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -- Junior Daniel Brumbaugh took the saying "go big or go home" to heart today. He was the guy with the walk-off three-run homer in the tenth to push the Spiders past Youngstown State, 5-2, and he didn't stop there as he also earned the win on the mound.
The Penguins got on the board first with a run in the first inning. Their lead was short-lived as Richmond responded in the home half behind D.J. Lee's leadoff single, who scored on a Brumbaugh groundout.
YSU tacked on a run in the second, and once again the Spiders answered tying the game at 2-2. The score remained tied with neither staff allowing a baserunner to cross the dish.
Zach Grossfeld got the nod in Saturday's game going three-plus innings and striking out a season-best six batters. Out of the bullpen, Dalton Light, Brendan McGuigan and Jonathan de Marte combined to strikeout six while holding the Penguins to just two hits.
In the ninth, both teams looked for an opportunity to break open the tie. That wouldn't happen for the Penguins with de Marte on the bump as he struck out the side. Caleb Ward singled in the home half, but YSU closer Jake Slinger ended the inning with a strikeout to send the game into extras.
Both Lee and Vinny Capra drew walks in the tenth to put base runners in scoring position. Brumbaugh stepped into the box and with an 0-2 count smashed the ball over the right field wall for the 5-2 victory.
The Spiders will wrap-up the series with Youngstown State tomorrow at 12p.m. at Pitt Field.