The Nittany Lions' 5-1 record in Big Ten play is the program's best start since the 2001 season
Jack Anderson leads the team in appearances, wins and saves entering Big Ten play
Rob Cooper picked up his first win in Happy Valley of his career on Tuesday evening in the 7-3 victory
The Blue and White scored nine runs on Sunday after scoring just two in the previous two games
Nittany Lions open 2014 at Gardner Webb on Friday, Feb. 14
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2014)
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014: Made the most appearances of any pitcher on the staff in 2014 with 26 ... Came out of the bullpen and tallied 42.0 innings pitched ... Led the squad with four wins and five saves ... Didn't allow a home run ... Began the season without giving up an earned run in four straight appearances (at Gardner-Webb twice, at USF and vs. Hofstra) spanning 6.0 innings pitched ... Earned the win in each of his first two outings at Gardner-Webb ... Struck out two in 2.0 innings, not allowing a run at USF (Feb. 23) ... Threw a career-high 5.2 innings at Saint Mary's (March 29), fanning a personal-best six batters and allowing just two hits, while also notching the win ... Went five-straight games without giving up a run from the Big Ten opener vs. Northwestern (March 29) to at Ohio State (April 11), striking out five and allowing just one hit in 3.0 innings against the Buckeyes (April 11).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Made 14 appearances out of the bullpen in his rookie season ... Totaled 14.2 innings pitched ... Recorded two saves on the year ... Began the season with a streak of five appearances, spanning six innings, without allowing an earned run ... Appeared in his first game as a Nittany Lion against East Tennessee State on Feb. 17, tossing 1.1 innings of perfect baseball with no hits or walks allowed ... Pitched 1.2 innings, surrendering just one hit and no runs at Liberty on Feb. 23 ... Posted the first save of his Penn State career, recording 1.2 innings of work out of the bullpen, while holding opposing hitters to no runs or hits in the 4-2 win over Stephen F. Austin on March 1 ... Saved his second game in as many chances, coming in to get the final out in the 3-0 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on March 3 ... Allowed no runs and one hit and added a strikeout in 1.1 innings at Temple on March 17 ... Gave up just one hit in relief in an inning of work against Wright State on April 6 ... Struck out a batter and allowed one hit in one inning versus Minnesota on May 3.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for the Evanston Wildkits ... Two-time CSL All-Conference ... Named the team MVP in 2011 and 2012 ... 2011 Team Cy Young Award Winner ... Posted a 1.60 ERA with eight saves and 8.2 strikeouts per seven innings during his varsity years ... Also competed with the Northshore Yankees ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Full name is Jack Anderson ... Born on January 10, 1994 in Chicago, Ill. ... Parents are Peter and Jean Anderson... Has one brother, Matthew ... Planning to major in management.