Jon is thrilled to be coming here to get a Penn State education, and we are just as excited. Jon is a quality lefty who has a 90 mph-plus fastball. He's a strikeout pitcher who has good control.
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Their bats aren't coming around yet. It might be nice to sneak attack it, but I doubt it.
Another guy who will show what it means to be a Penn State student-athlete, Michael is a proven college hitter who should provide some power for us. He comes from a great academic school, and we'll look for him to provide some leadership as he will be replacing two seniors at third base.
They're a tough team to start with. We're hoping we just compete. That's our goal: compete for three games.
We're going to go with what I hope to be our main lineup. The order may change a little bit, but we're going to put a combination of offense and defense out there and we're going to let it go.
They've been outdoors, they've played four games already against good competition. They're ahead of us, no doubt about it.
Louis is a good athlete with great baseball instincts. He takes charge on the field and will give us depth in the infield. He's a great defensive ballplayer who also handles the bat well.
It'll help us to play somebody in a different uniform instead of dividing one team into two. When you get one lineup together, you have a good idea of what team you're going to have. In terms of wins and losses, it's going to be hard to tell.
We're going to solidify a lineup. There was a lot of things that went on last weekend. We just wanted to see what guys were made of. We realized that some of the freshmen weren't quite ready yet, and I think in the same aspect, we have some older guys that maybe started wondering where they stand with the team.