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Alex Farkes
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Alex Farkes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boston, Mass.

High School:
Buckingham Browne & Nichols

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R


05/17/2014

Nittany Lions Fall to Spartans in Season Finale, 7-6

Penn State honored eight seniors on Saturday during the postgame Senior Day ceremony

05/11/2014

Penn State Drops Series Finale to No. 19/9 Indiana, 9-2

Indiana clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular season title with Sunday's win

04/18/2014

BLOG: After One Year, Farkes Reflects on Boston Marathon

Farkes, a Boston native, reflects on the Boston Marathon bombing one year later!

03/18/2014

Penn State Opens Home Schedule with a Win Over NYIT, 7-3

Rob Cooper picked up his first win in Happy Valley of his career on Tuesday evening in the 7-3 victory

02/13/2014

Lineup Features Depth, Versatility in 2014

Penn State returns a multitude of starters for the 2014 season

ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2012)

AS A JUNIOR IN 2013: Started 32 of the 37 games he played in as a junior ... Hit .259 for the season, the best mark of his career, with 30 base knocks and added 18 runs and 12 RBIs ... Recorded a 10-game hitting streak from April 12 through May 3 ... Totaled eight multi-hit performances ... Singled to left in his first plate appearance of the season in the opener at East Tennessee State on February 15 ... Collected his first RBI of the year at East Tennessee State on February 17 ... Went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs against Purdue on March 31 ... Picked up five hits in 13 at bats in the series against Wright State, including a season-high three hits in the final game of the series on April 7 ... Notched a hit in each of the three games at Michigan from April 12-14 and added a run in the series ... Went a combine 4-for-7 with a double and three singles while scoring four runs in two games versus Iowa on April 20 and 21 ... Filled the stat sheet in a home win over La Salle on April 23 with two hits, two RBIs, a run and a walk ... Had a hit and scored two runs in the first game of a doubleheader at Ohio State on April 27 ... Followed up his game one performance by belting his first home run of the year and third of his career at Ohio State in game two of the doubleheader ... Doubled and singled, while scoring a run at Illinois on May 11 ... Went 2-for-3 while driving in two runs at Illinois on May 12 ... Had a hit, an RBI and a run scored in the 7-4 win over Villanova on May 14 ... Posted two hits and scored a run in the 9-0 shutout victory over Michigan State on May 17 ... Recorded a single in the season finale versus Michigan State on May 18.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012: Started 24 of 25 games played ... Collected 17 hits, 11 runs and seven RBIs ... Scored one run in his first appearance of the season against Seton Hall on Feb. 17 ... Tallied one run and earned an RBI against Samford on March 3 ... Played a season-best game against Coppin State on March 28, recording his first career home run and posting two hits, two RBIs and a stolen base ... Went on to hit home runs in two consecutive games, recording the second of his career on April 1 against Purdue ... Went 3-for-5 in the contest against the Boilermakers while posting two runs and two RBIs ... Scored two runs against Canisius on April 7 ... Earned an RBI against Minnesota on May 6 ... Racked up two runs and a hit in the Illinois series ... Collected an RBI against Ohio State on May 23 in the Big Ten Tournament ... Recorded two hits and a run in the final game of the season against Nebraska on May 24.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011: Appeared in 20 games with 14 starts as a freshman ... Made his collegiate debut and scored a run after earning his first career start against Eastern Kentucky on February 26 ... Reached base safely in all five of his plate appearances against Old Dominion on March 9 ... Drew three walks, was hit by a pitch, and roped a crucial go-ahead two-run double in the fifth for his first career hit against the Monarchs ... Scored a run against Norfolk State on March 12 and added a base hit against the Spartans the following afternoon ... Posted a hit in three straight games during a two-week stint as the starting catcher ... Scored runs against Pittsburgh on April 13 and Maryland on April 20 ... Gunned down a pair of would-be base stealers against Purdue on April 17 ... Chipped in with a pair of hits during the squad's crucial series with Ohio State in late April ... Tallied an RBI single during his final appearance of the season against Michigan on May 21.

HIGH SCHOOL: Standout catcher for the Buckingham Browne and Nichols baseball team ... Earned first team All-League honors on three occasions ... Helped guide the team to the school's first-ever undefeated season in 2010 ... Led the squad to a 23-0 record and the league title ... Clubbed 15 career home runs and hit over .300 in each of his three varsity seasons ... Excelled behind the plate and allowed only two stolen bases ... Also lettered four years in football.

PERSONAL: Full name is Alexander Farkes ... Born on September 26, 1991 in Boston, Mass. ... Parents are Gary and Renee Farkes ... Has three older brothers, Zak, Josh and Adam ... Majoring in business managment and minoring in legal environment business.

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