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Nittany Lions beat Villanova, thunderstorms
Nittany Lions enter final week of the season
Freshmen shine at the plate and on the mound in win
Senior Day set for Saturday
Penn State, Pitt trade late home runs
Four-year team member and three-year letterwinner on the mound at Spring-Ford Area High School under head coach Jamie Scheck ... Ranked by Perfect Game as the seventh-best RHP in Pennsylvania and 15th-best overall ... Ranked nationally in Perfect Game's top-200 for RHPs and in Top 500 overall ... 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and Atlantic All-Region second team ... 2016 Perfect Game Underclass third team and a 2015 honorable mention ... Pottstown Mercury All-Area Baseball Player of the Year, first-team all-area and first-team all-conference as a senior going 7-1 with a 0.80 ERA (eighth in southeastern Pennsylvania) and southeastern PA leading 86 K’s as a senior ... Also threw two no-hitters ... Second team all-area and first team all-conference as a junior going 6-2 with a 1.01 ERA and 73 K’s third and 10th respectively in southeastern Pennsylvania ... Pottstown Mercury also named him the Comeback Player of the Year after returning from Tommy John Surgery ... Team captain as a senior ... Helped lead team to conference championships as a sophomore ... Led school to win in state semifinal game in first career start as a freshman ... Represented the Texas Rangers at East Coast Pro ... Represented the New York Yankees at the Yankees-Red Sox Rivalry Classic game at Fenway Park.
Full name is Conor Patrick Larkin ... Born March 17, 1999 in Lima, Pennsylvania ... Parents are Bryan and Angela Larkin ... Has two older brothers, Sean and Dan ... Father, Bryan, played baseball Kings College (N.Y.) and both brothers played baseball at Cedarville University ... Intends to major in business.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
“I chose Penn State because the baseball program is on the rise and something I wanted to be a part of. Also, I will get a great education on top of playing baseball.”