Guers delivers with bases-clearing double to break deadlock
Boylston throws gem as Lions pounce in first inning
Lions to play last of 15-straight road games tonight
The Nittany Lions have now won two-straight games against the Wildcats
Redshirt junior recorded nine straight outs from the second inning through the fifth inning
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2014: Made 10 appearances, including four starts ... Compiled the second-best ERA on the team of pitchers with five or more appearances, putting together a mark of 3.24 in 25.0 innings pitched ... Made first start of the season vs. West Virginia on April 8, tossing a career-high 5.2 innings and picking up the win ... Pitched five frames at Kent State on April 22, recording a personal-best six strikeouts and allowing just two earned runs ... Earned another win and allowed one run in a career-high tying 5.2 innings pitched and posted four strikeouts at Villanova on May 13.
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2013: Appeared in 12 games as a reliever during his junior campaign ... Tossed a total of 12.1 innings from the mound and recorded an ERA of 5.84 ... Held the oppositiong to an average of just .178, the lowest mark on the team for any pitcher that recorded at least 10 innings pitched ... Struck out 10 batters on the year ... Started the year by combining to throw three innings of shutout baseball in his first four appearances ... Opened the season with a perfect inning at Liberty on Feb. 24, striking out one ... Struck out one and allowed no runs in 0.2 innings of work in a 3-0 win over Omaha on March 3 ... Came out of the bullpen and held Houston scoreless on March 6, striking out two hitters ... Did not allow a hit or run in his appearance against Houston Baptist on March 9 ... Held Purdue hitless and scoreless after coming in from the bullpen on March 30 ... Shut down the Bucknell batters in a tight 7-6 win on April 17, tossing one inning and not allowing a hit or run ... Struck out two batters in 2.1 innings in the 8-7 Big Ten win over Iowa on April 20.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012: Redshirt season due to injury.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011: Ranked fifth on the team with 16 appearances during the year ... Posted a 1.99 ERA, which was the finest mark on the team among pitchers with at least 10 appearances ... Notched 13 strikeouts and scattered just 19 hits during 22.2 innings of work for a stellar .213 opponents' batting average ... Made his collegiate debut during the Big East/Big Ten Challenge on Feb. 20 against Notre Dame ... Tossed a season-high 3.1 scoreless innings of relief and struck out four against Old Dominion on March 8 ... Matched that performance against Albany on March 27 when he earned his first career victory following 3.1 scoreless frames against the Great Danes ... Allowed just one earned run during his first eight appearances, highlighted by five pristine outings to start his career ... Picked up his first career save after retiring the final two batters against Maryland on April 20 ... Earned his second win during his very next appearance after working 2.2 innings out of the bullpen against Ohio State on April 24 ... Wrapped up his tremendous debut with two spotless innings against Minnesota on May 26 during the Big Ten Tournament ... Never allowed more than three hits or two runs in any game ... Held his opposition scoreless during eight appearances and hitless during three consecutive games in mid-April.
HIGH SCHOOL: Excelled for the Archmere Academy baseball team ... Led the Auks to the State Tournament during each of his final two seasons ... Earned first team All-Conference honors as a pitcher and utility player in 2010 and was selected to the second team All-State squad as well ... Posted a 6-2 record with a 0.65 ERA and 65 strikeouts on the mound as a senior ... Also hit .391 with three home runs and 23 RBI at the plate ... Competed for the All-Star Baseball Academy and Kennett Square American Legion teams as well.
PERSONAL: Full name is Geoffrey Boylston ... Born on March 1, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Parents are Bruce and Mary Boylston ... Has an older sister, Alicia ... Mother, Mary, played varsity tennis for Villanova ... Majoring in journalism.