Nittany Lions open 2014 at Gardner Webb on Friday, Feb. 14
Senior trio closed out season with solid performance; sets tone for 2014
Senior's hit drives in game-winning run after 12 innings
Penn State welcomes Bucknell to Medlar Field at 7 p.m.
Wolverines take series 3-0 - Penn State to play Bucknell Wednesday
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013: Started five games and came in out of the bullpen in 11 to total 16 appearances during his rookie season ... Racked up 39.1 innings on the mound and 20 strikeouts ... Made his Penn State debut at East Tennessee State on Feb. 16 ... Came out of the pen to throw 4.1 innings, allowing no earned runs and striking out his first batter in a Penn State uniform against Houston on May 5 ... Got two outs in relief versus Houston Baptist on March 9 ... Earned his first start against Kent State on April 9 ... Made a relief appearance at Michigan on April 14, going 1.2 innings and allowing no runs on just one hit ... Recorded the longest start of his season, pitching 6.2 innings and striking out seven in the win over La Salle on April 23 ... Threw 1.1 innings of hitless baseball out of the bullpen with a strikeout in the 4-3 victory over Minnesota ... Struck out one batter and gave up one hit in 2.1 innings at Illinois on May 10 ... Pitched a shutout over five innings of work, allowing one hit and striking out two at Illinois on May 12.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner for the New Trier Trevians under head coach Mike Napoleon ... Named Illinois All-State in 2012, as well as Central Suburban first team All-League in 2011 and 2012 ... Captained his squad in 2012 and was team MVP in 2011 and 2012 ... Also a two-year letterwinner in football ... Named first team All-Conference in 2012 and All-Conference honorable mention in 2011 ... Captained his team in 2011 and 2012 ... Played for the Wilmette Waves Connie Mack summer team ... Selected to represent Illinois in the Midwest Classic Baseball Tournament in 2011 ... Graduated New Trier as an Honors Student ... Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout.
PERSONAL: Full name is Nicholas George Hedge ... Born on December 6, 1993 in Evanston, Ill. ... Parents are Michael and Michelle Hedge... Has one brother, Michael, and one sister, Mary ... Majoring in civil engineering.