Menlo College product Jimmy Bosco helped State College down Tri-City, 2-1, in 11 innings on Tuesday night in the opener of the New York-Penn League championship series in Tri-City.
Bosco, who batted .300 with three home runs and 27 RBI, bunted back to the pitcher with a runner on first in the top of the 11th. Tri-City Edison Frias threw the ball into the outfield trying to force Luis Perez at second.
Perez scored and Bosco reached third base.
State College reliever Jacob Booden struck out four in two innings, with Bosco recording the other two outs in right field, to gain credit for the victory.
The championship playoff series switches to State College for game two on Wednesday night.
Bosco, along with Palo Alto grad B.J. Boyd, were named to the NY-Penn League all-star game this season.
Stanford grad Mark Appel, who began his professional career with Tri-City, was placed on the temporary inactive list with Quad Cities in an effort to keep his arm fresh. He finished a combined 3-1 with a 3.79 ERA with the two teams, striking out 33 in 38 innings and walking just nine.
Appel was 10-4, with a 2.12 ERA with Stanford in the spring. He has thrown a combined 144 innings since the start of the Cardinal season in February.