Sean Merriman, BTN.com web editor, May 18, 2014
It is no secret that turning a triple play is extremely rare. Turning two triple plays in a single game is pretty much unheard of. However, Penn State's baseball team did just that in a 4-2 loss to Michigan State on Friday, becoming just the second team to accomplish the feat in NCAA Division I history.
The first triple play occurred in the fourth inning, when Penn State shortstop Jim Haley snagged a line drive off the bat of Michigan State's Blaine Salter, ran over to tag second base and then threw to first to complete the triple play.
The Nittany Lions did it again in the eighth inning when Jimmy Pickens lined out to second baseman Tyler Skerpon, who then turned the 4-6-3 triple play.
According to the Associated Press, Gonzaga was the first team to turn two triple plays in a single game. The Zags pulled off the feat back in 2006 against Washington State.
Perhaps even more impressive is that this wasn't the first time Penn State turned a triple play this season.
Now there's something you don't see every day Big Ten fans.