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Penn State Baseball To Open 2025 Season At Puerto Rico Challenge

Penn State baseball will be a part of the inaugural Puerto Rico Challenge in Ponce and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, in 2025.

The eight-team field will feature UConn, Michigan, Missouri, Rice, Stetson, Villanova, and Virginia from February 13 to 16, 2025.

The Nittany Lions will play ball at Francisco “Paquito” Montaner Stadium, the home of the Puerto Rico Winter Baseball League’s Leones de Ponce, and Isidoro Garcia Stadium, which is home to the Indios de Mayagüez.

“We are honored to play in the inaugural Puerto Rico Challenge,” head coach Mike Gambino said. “It’s a great opportunity for our players to experience another culture with excellent baseball tradition and love for our game, while being able to play against strong competition from some of the best teams in college baseball.”

Penn State is rolling off a 25-25 season and a 7-16 conference record. The Nittany Lions didn’t make the 2023 Big Ten Tournament, and the close of the season culminated in the resignation of former head coach Rob Cooper. Gambino’s first season at the helm of the blue and white will begin on Friday, February 16, against Monmouth in Cary, North Carolina.

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