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Baseball Welcomes Three Transfers – Penn State University Athletics

Baseball Welcomes Three Transfers - Penn State University Athletics

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State baseball team, led by head coach Rob Cooper, has added three transfers to its roster ahead of Fall 2022 practice. The transfers include two infielders and a pitcher.
The Nittany Lions won 26 games in 2022. Penn State made its first Big Ten Tournament appearance since 2012, earning a 5-2 win over No. 3 seed Iowa.
Penn State won Big Ten series against Purdue, Minnesota and Michigan State, sweeping the Spartans. The Nittany Lions also earned a win in each series against Rutgers, No. 23 Maryland, Northwestern and Ohio State.
The Nittany Lions return 32 members from the 2022 squad. Including transfers, Penn State welcomes 11 newcomers.
At the plate, All-Big Ten second-team selection Josh Spiegel returns after leading the Nittany Lions with 17 doubles to go with 10 homers, 43 RBI and a .300 average. Jay Harry batted .333 with 71 hits, 40 runs and 26 RBI in 2022.
On the mound, Penn State set a program record with 503 strikeouts as six members of the pitching staff recorded at least 40 strikeouts. Travis Luensmann led the squad with 78 strikeouts in 67.2 innings. Jordan Morales tallied 60 strikeouts in 42 innings, while Jaden Henline collected 56 strikeouts.
Thomas Bramley
Grad. | IF/C | L/R | 5-10/180 | Elizabethtown, Pa. | Lower Dauphin/Mount St. Mary’s
BEFORE PSU (Mount St. Mary’s)
Played in 124 games, making 112 starts, at Mount St. Mary’s…Split time between catcher and third base…Had a career .285 average with 109 hits, including 16 doubles, two triples and 20 homers…Drove in 76 runs and scored 77 while maintaining a .495 slugging percentage and a .424 on-base percentage…As a senior in 2022, led the Mountaineers with 11 homers to go with a .307 average and 38 RBI…Tallied 54 hits, four doubles, two triples, 41 runs and four steals in 2022…Ranked fifth in the NEC with 41 walks…Recorded 15 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games as a senior…Played summer league baseball in the New England Collegiate Baseball League with Martha’s Vineyard Sharks, batting .392 with 40 hits, including seven doubles and five homers, 22 RBI and 31 runs in 33 games and was selected for the all-star game.
Played at Lower Dauphin High School for head coach Ken Kulina…Batted .500 as a senior with 37 hits, including six doubles, two triples and four homers, 34 RBI…

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