The Nittany Lions have now won two-straight games against the Wildcats
Nine Nittany Lions collect hits in 15-2 win over Youngstown State
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 (Feb. 21) ... Recorded his first career hit at Saint Mary's (March 7) ... Went 2-for-4 against Saint Mary's in the third game of the series (March 9) ... Put in a 2-for-4 effort at Santa Clara (March 15), while also scoring a run ... Scored two runs and recorded one hit in the second game of a doubleheader against Bucknell (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 (April 1) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs at Villanova (May 13).
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 business administration.