Two historic rivals will square off for the second straight season in Happy Valley
PSU's comeback attempt comes up short in the seventh with the tying run on third
Penn State pounds out 18 runs and 27 hits in the sweep as Macy Jones goes deep twice
Lions travel to East Lansing where they are 3-2 during the past two seasons
Miller and VanDerveer go deep while Laubach and Jones go the distance for the sweep of the Colonials
2014 (FRESHMAN YEAR)
Made 24 starts and six additional appearances for 148.0 innings pitched ... Led the Nittany Lions with a 3.64 ERA, 77 strikeouts, 15 complete games and nine wins ... Kicked off 2014 with a three-game win streak (Feb. 8-16) ... Allowed one run in each game en route to 5-3, 6-1 and 9-1 wins ... Fanned a season-best six batters three times: in complete game efforts at Florida Atlantic (Feb. 21), at Michigan State (Apr. 4) and against Bucknell (Apr. 16) ... Earned a save at Indiana (Apr. 12) ... Threw five innings of shutout ball at Michigan State (Apr. 6), scattering three hits.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Three-year letterwinner for the Northampton Konkrete Kids ... Helped lead her team to the District 11 Championship in 2013 ... Posted an ERA of 0.36 in 171 innings pitched in 2013 ... Struckout a school-record 262 and notched a school-record 14 shutouts ... Owns the single-season wins record at 23-3 ... Named All-Area All-Star as a junior and senior ... Earned Pennsylvania All-State Pitcher honors after her senior season ... Received Lehigh Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year accolades in 2013 ... A 2013 Gatorade Player of the Year nominee ... Played travel ball with the Sellersville Belles 18U Gold ... Helped the Belles qualify for the 2013 ASA Gold National Championships.
Full name is Marlaina Laubach ... Born on Oct. 20, 1995, in Allentown, Pa. ... Parents are Christopher and Colleen Laubach ... Has one brother, Brady ... Majoring in psychology and minoring in French ... Wants to be a prosecuting attorney after graduation.