Riotto leads league with .420 average
Anderson standing out as a key reliever
Penn State concludes season with loss, rain-out
Spartans score runs in eighth and ninth innings to steal one from Penn State
Kendall and Helsel hit first career home runs
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 on Feb. 23 ... Threw a career-high 5.2 innings at Saint Mary's on 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 on March 29 to at Ohio State on April 11, striking out five and allowing just one hit in 3.0 innings against the Buckeyes on April 11 ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
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 ... Majoring in supply chain and information systems.