Aggies take advantage of miscues and pad lead late
Ryky Smith posted a season-high three hits in Sunday's game in Columbus
Rob Cooper picked up his first win in Happy Valley of his career on Tuesday evening in the 7-3 victory
The Nittany Lions have a winning record after the opening weekend for the first time since 2011
Penn State returns a multitude of starters for the 2014 season
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE IN 2014: Put together a .294 batting average, the second-best overall on the squad, in 14 starts and 22 total appearances ... Put together a 2-for-3 performance in the season opener at Gardner Webb on Feb. 16, driving in a run ... Went 2-for-3 with his first career triple at Gardner-Webb on Feb. 17, also scoring a run and recording an RBI ... Tallied two hits, totaling a career high three doubles and two RBIs at Ohio State on April 13 ... Accumulated a career-high three hits, coming in five at-bats, against Illinois on April 20.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN IN 2013: Started one game and played in seven throughout the 2013 campaign ... Made his Blue and White debut as a pinch runner at Temple on March 17 ... Singled in his first at-bat of his career at Indiana on March 23 ... Recorded his first start as a Nittany Lion versus Purdue on March 30.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a two-year letterwinner at Conestoga High School ... Had a phenomenal senior season, as he led his team to the Central League Championship, along with a PIAA State Championship ... Batted .408 with a team-leading 35 RBIs his senior year ... Was named All-Central League, All Main Line and All-County ... Was also a three-year letterwinner in soccer, where he served as team captain his senior year ... Academic Honor Roll every semester in high school ... Principal's Award for Scholarship and Citizenship ... Member of Peer Mediation Team.
PERSONAL: Full name is Ryan Richter ... Born on May 30, 1993 in Wayne, Pa. ... Parents are Bill and Colleen Richter ... Has two brothers, Stephen and Tommy ... Brother, Stephen, played baseball at the University of Delaware ... Majoring in management information systems.