Guers delivers with bases-clearing double to break deadlock
Rookie struck out nine consecutive batters across two appearances
Penn State bounces back from extra-inning loss, grand slam to split doubleheader
Boylston throws gem as Lions pounce in first inning
Lions lose early lead, come up short late
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Started 42 games and saw action in 44 as a shortstop ... Earned his first career hit and start in the second game of a doubleheader at Gardner Webb on Feb. 16 ... Notched a season-high three hits in a 3-for-4, two-RBI performance at Santa Clara on March 14 ... Stole two bases vs. NYIT on March 19 ... Went 3-for-4 and crossed the place twice in the second game of a doubleheader at Bucknell on March 23 ... Posted two hits in three-straight contests at Purdue on April 5, at Purdue on April 6 and vs. West Virginia on April 8 ... Went 2-for-4 vs. Illinois on April 20, at Minnesota on April 25, at Minnesota in the second game of a doubleheader on April 26 and at Villanova on May 13 ... Tied his personal best with three hits vs. Michigan State on May 17.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Bonner and Prendergast Catholic High School under the direction of head coach Joe DeBarbarie ... Named the Philadelphia Catholic League MVP after the 2013 season ... Selected as County Times Player of the Year ... Received Philadelphia Inquirer Player of the Year honors ... Achieved Daily News All-City Player of the Year status ... Batted .459 on 34 hits, while hitting two home runs, driving in 26 and scoring 27 runs as a senior ... Designated as a team captain during the 2012 and 2013 seasons ... Honored as team MVP in 2013 ... Also a three-year letterwinner in football at Bonner and Prendergrast Catholic High where he was selected as the MVP of the Philadelphia Catholic League in 2012 ... Played summer league as a member of the Philly Bandits.
PERSONAL: Full name is James Liam Haley ... Born on February 23, 1995 in Lansdowne, Pa. ... Parents are Dan and Rose Haley ... Has a sister, Bridget, and eight brothers, Dan, Ryan, Mike, Joe, Luke, Chris, Shawn and Pat ... Cousins, John Young and Mike Moran, also attend Penn State ... Majoring in business administration.