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Former Dayton Catcher Matt Maloney Transfers To Penn State Baseball

Mike Gambino just grabbed another transfer portal pickup.

Catcher Matt Maloney committed to Penn State baseball, he announced Thursday via Twitter. Maloney comes to the Nittany Lions by way of Dayton with two years of eligibility remaining.

During his two years with the Flyers, Maloney played in 91 games across two seasons and started in 72. In 262 at-bats, he recorded 72 hits for 48 runs and a .275 batting average. He also recorded a .351 slugging average and hit three home runs in 2023.

Maloney will be the second catcher on new head coach Gambino’s roster, joining sophomore Jimmy Nugent, who did not see any game action his freshman year. The Nittany Lions recently lost catchers Josh Speigel and Tyson Cooper, as Speigel ran out of eligibility and Cooper transferred to Nova Southeastern.

Maloney joins a new group of pickups from the transfer portal since Gambino took over the program, as the Nittany Lions earned commitments from pitcher Shayne Audet and outfielder Adam Cecere.

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