Fall Report: Penn StateFall Report
To suggest that the Penn State started last season in a groove is an understatement. After winning just 13 games the year before, Rob Cooper’s squad commenced the 2019 campaign by winning 12 of their first 15 contests, most of the games coming away from Happy Valley. They failed to carry that momentum into the conference schedule, however, as they went just 4-18 in Big Ten play.
As Cooper sets his sights on 2020, he finds himself with a veteran roster prepared to take the next step.
There were notable bright spots from last season, underscored by the performance of Dante Biasi, who finished among the conference leaders in ERA (2.55), strikeouts (102), while leading the Big Ten in Batting Average Against (.196). After the junior was popped in the sixth round of the draft (Royals) filling the void left by his departure represents the biggest test heading into the season, though there are several appealing candidates who appear primed for the challenge.
The lone returning weekend rotation member…
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