Penn State to host first home game on Wednesday against Akron
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 opponent's 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 ... Undeclared major.
GETTING TO KNOW GEOFF Nickname: Geoff, Goff, G-off, Woodson Major & Why: Undecided, which allows me to explore the potential majors Penn State has to offer Favorite Thing About Penn State: The atmosphere Favorite Thing About Medlar Field At Lubrano Park:Locker Room Favorite Major League Baseball Player: Roy Halladay Favorite Penn State Sport Other Than Baseball: Football Favorite Athlete (Any Sport): Tim Tebow Favorite Pro Team: Phillies Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Bob Uecker Favorite Musical Artist: Eminem, Kid Cudi Favorite Movie: Bull Durham Favorite TV Show: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Favorite Website: Lionmenus.com Favorite Food: Chicken Parm Hobbies: Call of Duty, hanging out with friends Childhood Idol: Parents Place I'd Like To Visit: Australia If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Donate some to charity and retire to Florida After Penn State, I Would Like To: Be successful