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Nittany Lions respond to early set back with evening win
Senior Day set for Saturday
Nittany Lions open home stretch
Giavedoni tallies three hits, Sloniger drives in three
Big days at the plate, late relief pitching key to win
Season: Led team with a career-high four saves ... Tied for second on the team with four wins ... Third on the team and tops amongst relievers with a career-high 50 strikeouts ... Third on the team with a career-high 22 appearances ... Second among team’s relievers with a career-high 45 1/3 innings pitched ... Posted a 4.96 ERA. At No. 1 TCU (2/18): Made season debut in the season’s second game, going 1 2/3 innings while striking out two. Vs. Xavier (2/24, 26): Earned a save and win in two relief appearances in the series, pitching a total of four innings and striking out six ... Picked up the final two outs for first career save in 7-5 win (2/24) ... Pitched the final 3 1/3 innings in series finale, striking out five while yielding just one run to earn the win. At Pacific (3/4): Pitched in relief for 3 1/3 innings, sacrificing only one hit while striking out three for the save. At Sacramento State (3/9): Pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief allowing just one hit and a walk while striking out three for third save of the season and fourth time in four appearances factoring in the decision. Bucknell (3/21): Pitched 2 1/3 innings to finish 10-inning game with five strikeouts for his second win of the season. At Pittsburgh (4/4): Pitched a scoreless inning in relief with a pair of strikeouts. Ohio State (4/8): Finished off Nittany Lion win, working the last two innings and striking out two. Pittsburgh (4/18): Worked a perfect inning with one strikeout. Northwestern (4/23): Pitched three innings in relief allowing no runs on just one hit to earn the win. At Iowa (4/28): Pitched three innings in relief, allowing just one run on two hits and had five strikeouts. Minnesota (5/7): Struck out a season-high six in 3 1/3 innings of relief. Vs. West Virgina (5/10): Pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief, allowing just one hit, no runs and striking out four batters at PNC Park. At Indiana (5/12, 14): Earned the save in game one of the series ... Pitched a total of two innings in two appearances, allowing no runs and just one hit. No. 22 Nebraska (5/18-19): Pitched 2 1/3 innings over two appearances, including 1 1/3 innings in an 8-7 win.
Season: Ranked third on the team with 17 relief appearances … Compiled a 4.42 ERA and struck out 32 in 36 2/3 innings pitched … Had the most appearances on the team without a loss, posting a 2-0 record. Vs. Bryant (2/21): Threw 1 2/3 perfect innings in his season debut. Niagara (3/19): Threw a scoreless two innings with two strikeouts to contribute to a 16-4 victory. Rhode Island (3/23): Threw a season-high 4 2/3 innings without giving up an earned run while striking out three to pick up his first win of the season. Binghamton (3/30): Threw 2 2/3 innings with no earned runs and four strikeouts to help preserve a 5-2 win. Purdue (4/2): Threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and no walks as Penn State prevailed a 12-inning victory. At Lafayette (4/6): Earned the win in a wild game impacted by high winds … Matched season high, throwing 4 2/3 innings and struck out a career-high seven. Bucknell (4/13): Threw a perfect inning with two strikeouts. At Nebraska (5/15): Struck out one and allowed just one hit in one inning pitched. Iowa (5/20): Finished season with 4 2/3 scoreless innings, yielding five strikeouts and no walks in an eventual 12-inning 5-4 win over Iowa.
2015 CUBA TRIP
Pitched the final four innings in the Cuba Baseball Friendship Tournament opener at Industriales, allowing just two hits … The four scoreless innings was a staff best for the week.
Season: Made nine starts and two relief appearances … Ranked fourth on the team with 38 innings pitched … Totaled 21 strikeouts. At Elon (2/14): Made debut starting the second game of the season. At No. 23 Texas A&M: Allowed an earned run in four innings pitched. At Charleston Southern (3/8): Struck out a season-high five in 3 1/3 innings pitched. At Liberty (3/15): Held Flames scoreless over five innings, matching season high with five strikeouts and allowing four hits and three walks. Central Connecticut State (3/29): Earned the win … Pitched a season-high six innings and matched a season-high five strikeouts, allowing just four hits and a walk with no runs.
Four year letterwinner at Oley Valley High School under head coach Rick Harrison ... Team captain as a junior and senior ... Earned All-Berks baseball honors as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Named second-team all-state as a sophomore and junior ... Selected as team MVP as a junior and senior ... Holds the school hit record with 125 for his career ... Recorded a 2.44 ERA as a senior, striking out 86 batters in 66 innings ... Led the team as a senior with a .404 batting average and 16 RBIs ... Helped his team to a district championship in 2011 and a county championship in 2013 ... Was a 2013 Underclass honorable-mention All-America selection by Perfect Game ... Tossed a perfect game in 2009 and a no-hitter in 2011 ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Nicholas Michael Distasio ... Born on January 5, 1996 in Oley, Pennsylvania ... Parents are Hope and Mike Distasio ... Has a younger sister, Natalia ... Double majoring in communications arts and sciences and labor employment relations.