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Nittany Lions fall at Iowa in finale
Nittany Lions enter final week of the season
Nittany Lions respond to early set back with evening win
Senior Day set for Saturday
Penn State, Pitt trade late home runs
Season: Started first 41 games of the season and 49 total, splitting time between second base (34) and shortstop (15) ... Tripled a team-best three times ... Ranked second on the team in home runs (4), doubles (9, tied), slugging percentage (.409) and on-base percentage (.333), which were all career highs ... Batted .255 with 19 RBIs. At No. 1 TCU (2/17-19): Went 3-for-7 in the last two games of the series with a run in each and a double in the finale after tallying an RBI in the opener ... Started 10-game hitting streak. Vs. Xavier (2/24-26): Extended hitting streak going 6-for-17 in four-game series ... Recorded two doubles and a home run while driving in three runs and scoring five times ... Went 3-for-5 in the third game of the series. At Pacific (3/4-6): Homered and tallied three RBIs in the series. At UC Davis (3/8): Went 1-for-4 including a run scored and a stolen base to extend hitting streak to 10 games. Bucknell (3/21): Scored the game-winning run after leading the 10th inning off with a single ... Went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and a pair of runs ... Accounted for half of Penn State’s six hits and four runs in the game. Columbia (3/25): Went 3-for-4 with a walk, RBI and run scored in second game of a doubleheader. Cornell (3/29): Drew two walks while scoring a run and stealing a base. Ohio State (4/9, G2): Hit a solo home run as part of 2-for-3 game that included a walk. Bucknell (4/12): Went 2-for-4 with a three-run triple in a 4-2 win. Northwestern (4/21-23): Tallied at least one hit and a run in each game ... Went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the second game and tripled in the series finale. At West Virginia (5/9): Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. At Indiana (5/12-14): Tallied a home run, a double and three RBIs in the series. No. 22 Nebraska (5/18-20): Scored two runs and went 2-for-5 in series-opening, 8-7 win ... Doubled and scored in season finale.
Season: Tied for second on the team with 52 starts … Led team’s freshmen with 52 starts and 53 appearances … Made 42 starts at shortstop and 10 at second base … Had the second-most at bats on the team (202). Penn State Invitational at USA Baseball (2/19-21): Had hits in each of his first four games, going 8-for-19 (.421) with two RBIs, four runs and two doubles … Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in his debut in the season opener against Monmouth … In a doubleheader against Army, hit 5-for-11 with a double, RBI and three runs … Doubled, walked, scored a run and stole a base in weekend finale against Bryant. At No. 15 South Carolina (2/26-28): Singled, doubled and scored three runs over the weekend. Vs. New York Tech (3/11): Went 3-for-6 with a triple, RBI and two runs. Niagara (3/18-19): Opened series going 4-for-5 with a run and added an RBI and run each over the final two games. Pittsburgh (4/5): Tripled and scored twice as part of 2-for-4 night. At Kent State (4/20): Went 3-for-4 plus a walk with a stolen base and two runs. At Pittsburgh (5/11): Aided come-from-behind win with a sacrifice fly.
2015 CUBA TRIP
Played in three of four games at second base and started two … Went 1-for-7 at the plate with four walks and an RBI for a .455 on-base percentage … Started the first game of the Cuba Baseball Friendship Tournament against Industriales and singled, going 1-for-4 … Drew three walks, tallied an RBI and scored in historic 9-3 win over Mayabeque – the first win for a U.S. team against a Cuban National Series team … Drew a walk in the tournament finale at Matanzas after entering in the fifth inning.
Played baseball for head coach Rod Whitesell at Holly Springs (N.C.) High School and for head coach Sebastian Nazabal on the Evoshield Canes travel team … Earned all-conference recognition as a sophomore, junior and senior … Batted .422 during senior season ... Made Central Carolina Scholastic Summer All-Star Game in 2013 and 2014 ... Played in the 2014 Powerade State Game for North Carolina ... Hit .364 at the 2014 WWBA Championship in Jupiter, Florida ... Ranked in the Top 1,000 Perfect Game.
Full name is Conlin Francis Hughes … Born on September 11, 1996 in Cincinnati, Ohio … Parents are Timothy and Jennifer Hughes … Has a younger sister, Anna … Grandfather, Ron Hughes, attended Penn State ... Majoring in economics.