Lions victorious in five of their last six games
Guers delivers with bases-clearing double to break deadlock
Novak extends hitting streak to nine games
Aggies take advantage of miscues and pad lead late
The Nittany Lions have now won two-straight games against the Wildcats
BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR (2014)
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Started in 21 games and played in 26 ... Made his Penn State debut at USF on Feb. 21 ... Recorded his first career hit at Saint Mary's on March 7 ... Went 2-for-4 against Saint Mary's in the third game of the series on March 9 ... Put in a 2-for-4 effort at Santa Clara on March 15, while also scoring a run ... Scored two runs and recorded one hit in the second game of a doubleheader against Bucknell on March 22 ... Ripped his first double of his career at Bucknell in the second game of a doubleheader on March 23, driving in a run and going 2-for-4 on the day ... Notched two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs vs. Youngstown State on April 1 ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs at Villanova on May 13 ... Named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters at Panther Creek High under the direction of head coach Daniel Hall ... Selected as first team All-Tri-Nine League honoree as a senior ... Earned honorable mention All-Tri-Nine League accolades as a junior and sophomore ... Honored as team MVP during his senior, junior and sophomore seasons ... Named team captain during his senior year ... Earned academic All-Conference status durning his senior, junior and sophomore seasons ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Batted .350 over his career with 29 runs, 42 RBIs and two home runs ... Played summer league with the American Legion Apex Post ... Tossed a one-hitter in the playoffs and went to the state tournament for the first time in the team's history.
PERSONAL: Full name Alexander Scott Malinsky ... Born on July 25, 1994 in Raleigh, N.C. ... Parents are David and Diana Malinsky, both Penn State alums ... Has a sister, Amanda ... Majoring in finance.