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Riotto earns all-league, Forsyth wins championship
Riotto leads league with .420 average
Anderson standing out as a key reliever
Forsyth works career-high 6 2/3 innings
Penn State earns first B1G sweep since 2012
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2015)
2015 CUBA TRIP
One of two pitchers to make two appearances in relief during the four-game Cuba Baseball Friendship Tournament … Led team with 2 1/3 innings of relief … Allowed a run on two hits and struck out one in one inning of work against Ciego de Ávila, the defending champions of the Cuban National Series … Pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief, striking out one and allowing just a hit, in series finale at Matanzas.
Awards: Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Made 16 appearances to rank fifth on the team in the category, including three starts late in the season … Posted a 4.97 ERA and 1-2 record … Career-high 41 2/3 innings pitched ranked fourth on the team. At Elon (2/13): Made debut in season opener, pitching 3 1/3 innings with three strikeouts. At No. 23 Texas A&M (2/20, 22): Pitched an inning in series opener and retired lone batter faced in the finale. At Pitt (3/17), Central Connecticut State (3/29) & Kent State (4/1): Held three opponents scoreless in consecutive outings pitching a combined 6 1/3 innings … Struck out three and allowed just one hit in 3 1/3 innings against Kent State. Michigan (4/11): Held Wolverines in 1 1/3 inning outing. At West Virginia (4/14): Made first start of season … Allowed just one run three hits and two walks with two strikeouts over four innings. At Kent State (4/21): Threw a season-high five innings of relief to earn win, striking out three and allowing one run on one hit and two walks. Rutgers (5/3): Struck out a career-high four in second start of the season … Allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings. At Michigan State (5/10): Pitched a career-high 6 2/3 innings in start.
Season: Made 17 appearances, including two starts ... Compiled a 4.14 ERA, third-best on the team of players with five or more appearances ... Third on the team with 17 appearances ... Pitched 41.1 innings. At USF (2/22): Made his Penn State debut, not allowing a run, striking out one and giving up just one hit in one inning. At Fresno State (3/12): Made his first career start. NYIT (3/19): Struck out two in three innings. Northwestern (3/29): Threw a career-high 5 2/3 innings of relief, giving up just two hits and securing the win. At Purdue (4/5): Threw four innings in the first game of a doubleheader, earning his second win of the season. Vs. West Virginia (4/8) & at Ohio State (4/13): Struck out four batters in a combined five innings pitched in back-to-back games. Vs. Illinois (4/20): Filled in with five innings of relief, giving up just two earned runs. Vs. No. 19 Indiana (5/11): Fanned two hitters and didn't allow a run in 1.2 innings.
Four-year letterwinner at Bethel Park under the tutelage of head coach Tony Fisher ... Named second team All-State for his senior season ... Earned first team All District AAAA Section 5 honors during senior season ... Finished his senior season with 22 hits and a .378 batting average, while driving in and scoring 18 runs each ... Played summer ball with the Richmond Braves National.
Full name is Dakota James Forsyth ... Born on May 13, 1994 in Bethel Park, Pa. ... Parents are James and Lisa Forsyth ... Has two sisters, Kylie and Tiera, and one brother, Zachary ... Kylie graduated from Penn State in 2012 ... Majoring in supply chain and information systems.
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