SAN ANTONIO — The University of Nebraska at Omaha got a good start from freshman Tyler Fox, but that wasn’t enough to prevent the Mavericks from a 0-3 start to the season as they lost their final game at the UTSA Classic 3-0 to Penn State on Sunday.
Ryan Harper (1-0) scattered five hits in seven scoreless for the Nittany Lions (3-6). Fox matched him for the first five innings, allowing two hits and striking out four before giving way to the bullpen.
Penn State scored all its runs in the seventh, with Elliot Searer’s two-run double providing all the offense the Nittany Lions would need. After UNO’s Marcus Ethen tossed a scoreless sixth, he allowed two walks and the double to take the loss.
Junior Brett Bass and freshman Connor Messinger each recorded two hits for the Mavs, who outhit PSU 8-5.
UNO returns to action Wednesday, traveling to Wichita State for a 3 p.m. game.
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W: Harper, 1-0. L: Ethen, 0-1. S: Anderson, 2. 2B: PSU, Searer (1).