Forsyth works career-high 6 2/3 innings
Penn State earns first B1G sweep since 2012
Illini complete three-game sweep
Lions score six runs before recording an out
Early runs last for Nittany Lions
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: 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 ... Made his Penn State debut at USF on Feb. 22, not allowing a run, striking out one and giving up just one hit in 1.0 inning ... Made his first career start at Fresno State on March 12 ... Struck out two against NYIT on March 19 in 3.0 innings ... Threw a career-high 5.2 innings of relief against Northwestern on March 29, giving up just two hits and securing the win ... Threw four innings without at Purdue in the first game of a doubleheader on April 5, earning his second win of the season ... Struck out four batters in a combined 5.0 innings pitched in back-to-back games vs. West Virginia on April 8 and at Ohio State on April 13 ... Filled in with 5.0 innings of relief vs. Illinois on April 20, giving up just two earned runs ... Fanned two hitters and didn't allow a run in 1.2 innings vs. No. 19 Indiana on May 11.
HIGH SCHOOL: 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.
PERSONAL: 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 business administration.