AJ DiFillipo's bases clearing double in the ninth inning gave the Columbia baseball team the lead as the Lions claimed an 8-5 victory over Penn State Sunday afternoon.
Josh Simpson went seven innings to earn the win in the opener. Penn State rallied from four runs down to take the nightcap.
Penn State scored nine runs in the fifth inning to turn a one-run deficit into an 11-3 lead and held off Columbia in the series opener.
Columbia and Penn State meet for the first time since 2010 in University Park in the Lions' final tuneups before Ivy League play.
The Lions overcame a three-run deficit in the ninth inning, but Tulane's Paul Gozzo hit a walk-off single to lift the Green Wave to an 8-7 victory
Randell Kanemaru drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth while Chandler Bengtson blasted two homers and finished with seven RBI to help the Lions pick up their first win of the season.
The Green Wave broke a scoreless tie in the sixth and allowed just three hits as they took the series opener.
The Lions and Green Wave start a three-game series Friday night.
With the score tied 4-4, Southern Miss scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break open the ballgame.
The Golden Eagles overcame a two-run deficit and used a walk-off hit from Leemarcus Boyd to claim a 4-3 victory in the series opener.
The Lions and Golden Eagles square off for a two-game series in the first-ever meetings between the schools.
Mississippi State overcame a 6-0 deficit to top the Columbia baseball team, 11-8, to wrap up a four-game swing at Dudy Noble Field.