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Hendershot named to all-freshman team, Pilewicz earns sportsmanship honor
Seven-run second, senior pitchers secure win
Nittany Lions enter final week of the season
Nittany Lions respond to early set back with evening win
Freshmen shine at the plate and on the mound in win
Academic All-Big Ten (2015-17)
Awards: Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Set career highs with 18 appearances and 29 innings pitched ... Posted a 1-1 record and struck out 17. At No. 1 TCU (2/17): Pitched one perfect inning in relief with a pair of strikeouts in season opener. Vs. Xavier (2/25-26): Made two appearances totaling 1 1/3 innings pitched, allowing no hits and runs while striking out two. At Delaware (3/18): Threw a scoreless inning while striking out one. Columbia (3/24-25): Pitched a total of four innings in relief over two appearances, allowing two runs. Bucknell (4/12): Earned first career win in first career start, allowing two runs on seven hits and three walks over five innings. Northwestern (4/21): Pitched 1 1/3 innings of relief allowing just one earned run on two hits and collecting a strikeout. Minnesota (5/6): Pitched a season-high five innings of relief and struck out a career-high four. At Indiana (5/14): Pitched an inning of relief, allowing no earned runs on one hit while striking out two. Villanova & No. 22 Nebraska (5/16 & 5/20): Concluded season throwing a scoreless inning each in final two appearances.
Awards: Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Allowed one run in 3 1/3 innings over three appearances for a 2.70 ERA ... Missed remainder of season due to injury. Vs. Army (2/20): Pitched a perfect inning to contribute to a shutout. Vs. New York Tech (3/11): Pitched two innings, allowing one hit and run, while tallying one strikeout.
2015 CUBA TRIP
Pitched two innings of relief in 9-3 win over Mayabeque – the first win for a U.S. team against a National Series team … Allowed two unearned runs on three hits.
2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
Awards: Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Did not allow a run in 3 1/3 innings over three appearances. At Elon (2/13): Made debut in season opener, walking one and striking out another, over 1 1/3 innings. Kent State (4/1): Struck out two and allowed just one hit in an inning. Bucknell (4/15): Allowed just one hit in an inning of work. Summer: Named all-star in Hamptons Collegiate Summer League.
Four-year letterwinner at Quaker Valley under the direction of head coach Todd Goble ... Named team captain during junior and senior seasons ... Led Quaker Valley to an undefeated regular season in 2013 ... Team was the WPIAL runner-up ... Reached the PIAA state semifinals ... Tossed a four-hit shutout in the WPIAL semifinal and went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs ... Pitched a one-hitter in the WPIAL quarterfinal and retired 17 consecutive batters ... Recorded a 2.20 ERA and struck out 73 batters in 68 innings pitched during senior season ... Batted .489 with 24 hits, 37 runs, 26 RBIs and a home run in 2013 ... Played summer league on the SportsZone Baseball Academy for six years ... Lettered for three years in hockey ... North Pittsburgh Gazette Player of the Year for hockey.
Full name is John Harris Pilewicz ... Born on July 19, 1994 in Princeton, New Jersey ... Parents are Greg and Maura Pilewicz ... Has a sister, Emily, and a brother, Adam ... Both his mother and father are Penn State alums ... Mother, Maura, was a member of the Penn State cheerleading squad ... Majoring in supply chain and information systems.