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Penn State will take on the Boilermakers tomorrow at 2:05 p.m.
Penn State to host Purdue this weekend-Friday's first pitch slated for 4:05 p.m.
Penn State will battle in a doubleheader tomorrow against the Hoosiers
Penn State falls despite late-game comeback attempt
Penn State will play at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday and 12:05 on Sunday in a doubleheader
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Appeared in 20 games, pitching a total of 20.2 innings and striking out 23 batters ... Made season collegiate debut against Seton Hall Feb. 17, where he held the opposition hitless and retired two batters ... Earned first career save by striking out the side against UAB on March 11, holding the Blazers hitless ... Notched second save against Pittsburgh on March 21, firing a scoreless ninth inning and allowing just one hit ... Pitched a season-high of 2.2 innings on March 25 against Indiana, striking out two, walking two and holding the Hoosiers hitless ... Struck out four batters in two innings against Canisius on April 6 while allowing just one hit ... Earned first career win on April 24 against Mount St. Mary's, retiring two batters and holding the opposition hitless and scoreless in 1.1 innings ... Held both Maryland and Illinois hitless and scoreless in a combined 2.2 innings with a total of two strikeouts ... Pitched his final game of the season against Ohio State on May 23, striking out one batter while allowing three hits ... Held opponents scoreless from April 6-May 12, as well as hitless from April 24-May 12.
HIGH SCHOOL: Finished with a career record of 21-8 to reach second all-time in wins at Lower Dauphin High School ... Struck out 251 batters, which ranks second all-time in Lower Dauphin history ... Earned a career 2.18 ERA ... Added 75 hits for a .375 average ... Named Mid Penn Conference MVP as a junior and senior after leading Lower Dauphin to Mid Penn Conference Titles ... Led team to the AAAA State semifinal as a junior... Helped team reach the AAAA District 3 Playoffs as a sophomore, junior, and senior ... Participated in the American Legion East-West All Star Game as a junior ... Honored as a Harrisburg Patriot News First Team Big 11 as a junior and senior after being named to the Patriot News Big 11 Underclassmen Team as a sophomore ... Also lettered in Football and Basketball at Lower Dauphin ... Member of the National Honors Society.
PERSONAL: Full name is Casey Kulina ... Born on April 17, 1993 in Hummelstown, Pa. ... Parents are Ken and Kim Kulina ... Has two brothers, Kaylor (16) and Carson(11) and a sister, Mackenzie (14) ... Father, Ken, played for the Toronto Blue Jays during 1989-91 and 1995 seasons ... Father played baseball at Jacksonville University after transferring from South Georgia Junior College... Cousin, Kiley, played field hockey at Penn State ... Planning to major in kinesiology.
WHY PENN STATE: " I chose Penn State for the tradition, academic excellence, and the great support the university offers its student-athletes. It's a great place to get a quality education and play for a quality baseball program."
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