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Nittany Lions Return Coates, Coban, Farkes and Kendall in 2014
Penn State closes out 2013 vs. Michigan State starting on Thursday night at 6:05 p.m.
Jamie Burleson joined Lions after stints at Florida and South Carolina
Penn State will play four road games before closing the season with four home games
Lions win first Big Ten series with two wins vs. Iowa
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Played and started in 29 games his rookie season, compiling 32 hits, 15 runs and 18 RBIs ... Held a .495 slugging percentage, a .343 on base percentage, fielded at a .977 clip and was second in put-outs with 201 ... Made collegiate debut on Feb. 26 against UNC-Greensboro ... Recorded first career hit and earned first career RBI against Mississippi State on March 7 ... Began a six-game hitting streak, recording three runs and four RBIs during the stretch ... Collected three hits and one run in the UAB series (March 9-11) ... Posted season-best performance against East Carolina on March 17, hitting his first career home run and earning a total of four RBIs, two runs and three hits ... Also posted his first career double and triple, just a single short of the cycle ... Had a banner day against Coppin State on March 28, tallying his second home run of the season, as well as two runs and two RBIs ... Compiled three runs, five hits, two RBIs, a double and a triple in the Michigan series (April 13-15) ... Hit his third home run of the season on April 21 at Iowa ... Collected one run, one hit and three RBIs in the Hawkeyes series ... Played final series of the season against Ohio State (April 27-29), where he recorded one run, three hits and one RBI ... Ended the season on a six-game hit streak, collecting four runs, three RBIs, a double and a home run in the process ... Posted the lowest number of strikeouts (13) with at least 100 at-bats ... Recorded three hits in a game three times on the year against East Carolina (Mar. 17), Michigan (April 14) and Kent State (April 25).
HIGH SCHOOL: Was named 2010 Under Armour Southeast Tournament MVP ... Ranked as the 67th player in the state of Florida and in the top-500 Nationally ... Led summer team with .507 batting average ... Played summer and fall baseball for Palm Beach PAL.