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Sloniger homers, Pitchers strikeout 15
Nittany Lions suffer first defeat in a midweek game in over a year
Nittany Lions return to the road and Big Ten play
Nittany Lions looking to start conference play on winning note
Guers breaks deadlock with sac fly in seventh
Did not play ... medical redshirt.
Season: Pitched 12 1/3 total innings over seven appearances with one start, posting eight strikeouts, before season ended due to injury. At No. 15 South Carolina (2/26): Threw a perfect inning in relief with just seven pitches. At UNCW (3/6): Threw a scoreless inning in relief and struck out one. Rhode Island (3/23): Made his first career start and threw a season-high 3 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on three hits and no walks with one strikeout. Michigan State (4/10): Threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit without yielding a walk and striking out one. At Kent State (4/20): Matched season high with 3 1/3 innings pitched and struck out a season-high three in final appearance of the season.
2015 CUBA TRIP
Pitched two scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit, in historic 9-3 win over Mayabeque – the first win for a U.S. team against a Cuban National Series team.
Season: Served as a key left-handed reliever, tying for second on the team with 18 relief appearances with Sal Biasi and Jared Fagnano … Had the most appearances on the team without a loss, posting a 2-0 record … Pitched 23 1/3 total innings with a 5.79 ERA and 17 strikeouts … Struck out 10 batters in first three appearances (8.0 IP) … Posted a 3.68 ERA in eight Big Ten appearances (7 1/3 IP) … Allowed only three runs in last 10 appearances and one run over last six … Made five-straight scoreless appearances (4/18-5/3). At Elon (2/14 G2): Made debut pitching 1 2/3 innings and striking out three. At No. 23 Texas A&M (2/21): Struck out three batters in three innings. At Charleston Southern (3/8): Earned first career win … Pitched a season-high 4 1/3 innings and struck out a season-high four batters while yielding just one run on three hits and two walks. At Liberty (3/14-15): Appeared in consecutive games pitching an inning in each … Held Flames scoreless and struck out one in second appearance. Canisius (3/18): Struck out two and walked one in a scoreless inning. No. 21 Indiana (3/22): Contributed to Penn State’s first victory over a nationally-ranked team since 2012 with 2 2/3 innings of relief … Allowed a solo home run but no additional hits or runs and struck out two. At West Virginia (4/14): Pitched 1 1/3 inning to earn second win of season. At Minnesota (4/18): Started streak of five scoreless outings. Illinois (4/26): Threw two scoreless innings, only yielding a walk.
Three-year letterwinner as a left-handed pitcher at Mount Carmel High School under head coach Brian Hurry ... Team captain as a senior ... Named first-team All-Catholic League as a senior ... Played in the Chicago Catholic vs. Public League All-Star game ... Recognized as the school’s Pitcher of the Year and helped his team to a state championship in 2013 ... Also a standout as a quarterback in football and was a member of two state championship teams ... Member of the National Honor Society and was named the school’s Student-Athlete of the Year.
Full name is Marko Boricich ... Born on October 24, 1995 in Chicago, Illinois ... Parents are Nada and Branko Boricich ... Has an older sister, Natalia, and a younger sister, Daniela ... Majoring in agricultural business management.