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Pat Maloney
8  Pat Maloney
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215

Position:
OF

Experience:
3L

2002 American Baseball Coaches Association First Team All-Midwest Region

2002 Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference All-Tournament team

2001, 2002 Coaches First Team All-Big 12 Conference

2002 Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News and Waco Tribune-Herald First Team All-Big 12 Conference

2003 Baseball America, Dallas Morning News Preseason First Team All-Big 12 Conference

Rated as the 29th-best senior prospect in the nation by Baseball America

scouting report

The All-America candidate will again be a key factor in the success of the team... Opted to return to school after being selected in the 47th round by the Toronto Blue Jays... Worked very hard on improving his arm strength after a shoulder injury hampered his early 2002 performance... Also worked on being a better defensive outfielder... Becoming a more well-rounded player... The Big 12 batting leader for most of the season is as good a hitter as there is in the nation... Has the best hand-eye coordination of anyone on the team... Needs to work on being more patient... Stay within himself... Also needs to realize he is a marked man in the lineup.

during fall drills

Started all three games in left field for the victorious White Sox during the Fall Ball World Series... Posted a .429 batting average with three runs scored, two RBIs and one home run... Tallied a .692 on-base percentage in the series with a team-high six walks... Went 1-for-1 in stolen base attempts.

on my summer vacation

Played for the Brewster (Mass.) Whitecaps in the prestigious Cape Cod League this past summer... Teammates included San Diego State's Anthony Gwynn and Missouri's Jayce Tingler and Justin James... Helped the team to a 23-20 overall record with 43 starts at first base... Led the team in RBIs (22), doubles (seven), triples (two) and home runs (three)... Posted a .204 batting average in the all wood-bat league with 15 runs scored on 31 hits... Second on the team with 152 at-bats, while fourth with 15 walks.

record watch for 2003

Ranks among Kansas State's top-10 in seven career offensive categories... Already ranks as the career batting leader (.369) for players who have played more than two seasons... Can become the school leader in career singles (needs 49), runs scored (needs 54), hits (needs 85), home runs (needs 12) and total bases (needs 147)... Needs just 64 runs to become the first Wildcat in school history to tally 200 career runs scored.

as a junior (2002)

The only Wildcat to start all 55 games with 46 starts coming in left field... Also received starts at designated hitter (nine) and right field (three)... Has made an incredible 139 consecutive starts in either the outfield or as the team's designated hitter since the 2000 season... Selected in the 47th round by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft... Became just the third Wildcat and the first since 1997 to be named to the American Baseball Coaches Associaton (ABCA) All-Midwest Region First Team... Became Kansas State's first consensus first team All-Big 12 selection, earning recognition from the coaches, the Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News and Waco Tribune-Herald... In doing so, he became the program's first repeat first team all-league selection since pitcher Matt Koeman in 1995-96... Named the school's Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year by Powercat Illustrated... Selected as the school's Male Athlete of the Year by the Manhattan Mercury... Named to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference All-Tournament after posting a .412 batting average in four starts with six runs scored, two RBIs and one home run... The .412 average was the 15th-highest during the tournament, while his six runs scored ranked third... One of the nation's best hitters, he led the Big 12 Conference in batting average for much of the 2002 season before losing the crown to Texas' Dustin Majewski by three points (.401 to .398)... The lowest his batting average dropped during the season was .393, while it was as high as .519 at one point... Had at least one hit in 47 of the 55 games... Tallied four hitting streaks of at least seven games, including streaks of 12 (team-high) and 10 games at one point... Went hitless in back-to-back games just once (Oklahoma State and C.W. Post)... Finished among the Big 12 leaders in seven offensive categories, including second in hitting and on-base percentage, third in slugging percentage, fifth in hits and runs scored and sixth in walks and total bases... Finished second in the conference with a 1.60 hits per game average and 2.58 total bases per game average, while he was third with a 1.20 runs per game average... Finished 12th in hitting in Big 12-only contests with a .349 average, while he was sixth in hits (38) and walks (14)... Paced the team in an astounding 14 categories, including batting average (.398), multiple-hit games (27), extra-base hits (30), runs scored (66), hits (88), doubles (16), triples (three), home runs (11), RBIs (53), total bases (143), slugging percentage (.647), walks (36), on-base percentage (.472) and sacrifice flies (eight)... Finished among the school's top 10 in 10 single-season categories, including second in runs scored and third in hits and total bases... Reached base in 52 of the Wildcats' 55 games, including a current streak of 33 in a row dating back to a doubleheader with Oklahoma State on March 23... Ranked second on the team with 12 multiple-RBI games, including registering at least one in every category... Only player with two games of more than five RBIs... Hit .349 in Big 12 contests with a team-best 22 runs scored and 19 RBIs... Led the team in hits (38), extra-base hits (11), total bases (55), walks (14) and slugging percentage (.505) in league-only games... Had at least one hit in 23 of the 26 conference games, including 11 multiple-hit contests... Also went 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts... Started the season off with a bang with five multiple-hit contests in the first eight games... Also registered at least one RBI and one run scored in six of those eight games... Went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored in the season opener against Doane on Feb. 12... Hit his first home run against Southern Nazarene on Feb. 15 with two RBIs and two runs scored... Tallied a 2-for-3 day against Creighton on Feb. 19 with two runs scored and a RBI... Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI against Saint Francis on Feb. 23... Had a 2-for-5 outing against No. 7 Miami with a run scored on Feb. 23... Earned his first multiple home run game of the season with two against Kent State on March 1... Totaled a 4-for-4 evening against the Golden Flashes with a career-best five RBIs and four runs scored... After an 0-for-4 outing in the series opener against Western Illinois on March 10-12, he went 7-for-9 in the last three games with eight runs scored, six RBIs and three home runs... Earned his second multiple home run game of the season in the third game against the Leathernecks with a career-tying five RBIs and three runs scored... The game started a streak of five straight games with at least two hits and a run scored... Went 3-for-6 with two RBIs against No. 24 Florida International on March 17... Added a 3-for-4 performance with two runs scored and a triple against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on March 18... Had a stellar series against No. 8 Nebraska on March 29-31, going 7-for-13 with five RBIs, three extra-base hits and two runs scored... Opened the series with a 3-for-4 outing with four RBIs and his first home run of the Big 12 season on March 29... Garnered a double and triple to highlight a 3-for-5 effort against the Huskers on March 30... Earned another four-RBI game against Sterling on April 10 with a home run and a walk... Went 4-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored on April 13 in the Wildcats' first win at Texas A&M since 1991... Had a 5-for-12 series against No. 9 Texas on April 19-21 with two RBIs and a run scored... Collected a 2-for-4 outing in the finale with a home run... The series against the Longhorns started his season-long 12-game hitting streak... Went 5-for-11 in the series against No. 15 Baylor on April 26-28 with seven runs scored, three RBIs and three walks... Had another solid series against Missouri on May 10-11, going 3-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBIs... Tallied two hits and two walks in the finale with Kansas on May 19 with two runs scored and a RBI... Opened the Big 12 Tournament with an impressive 4-for-6 performance against Texas Tech on May 22 with two runs scored, a RBI and a home run... Scored a pair of runs in the elimination win over Baylor on May 23... Registered a 2-for-3 effort in win against Texas Tech on May 24 with two runs scored and a RBI... Went hitless in the semifinal loss to No. 8 Nebraska on May 25 with one walk.

as a sophomore (2001)

The only Wildcat to start all 53 games during the 2001 season... Saw action mostly in the outfield, including 49 starts in right field, but also saw time at designated hitter... One of eight Wildcats to earn recognition to the All-Big 12 team, as he was an unanimous selection to the first team team by the league coaches... Became the first Kansas State player selected to the first team since Kasey Weishaar in 1999 and just the third Wildcat overall to earn the distinction since the school moved into the Big 12 Conference in 1997... Ranked among the conference's top 10 in six categories, including tying for first in conference-only home runs (7), fifth in conference-only total bases/game (2.26) and slugging percentage (.622), 11th in overall hitting (.355) and 12th in conference-only hitting (.347).... Either led or ranked second on the team in 12 categories, including pacing the team in home runs (11), multiple-hit games (21), multiple-RBI games (16), slugging percentage (.579) and on-base percentage (.436)... Ranked second in batting average, runs (43), hits (70), RBIs (44), total bases (114) and walks (25)... Recorded the second-longest hitting streak in the Big 12 and the second longest in school history with a 20-game streak from April 4-May 2... Started the season slow before securing three straight multiple-hit games against the likes of Utah, UNLV and New Mexico at the Applebee's Baseball Fiesta on Feb. 16-18... Connected on his first home run of the season at No. 9 Nebraska on March 9... Celebrated his 21st birthday in grand style with his first career two home run game to a 3-for-4 day with four RBIs and two runs scored... Named the Big 12 Player of the Week on April 17 after his impressive performance in helping Wildcats to a sweep of Maryland and their first series win over Oklahoma since 1996... Maloney went 8-for-17 (.471) during the week with 11 RBIs, five runs scored and two home runs... Went 5-for-11 (.455) with five RBIs and five runs scored in a three-game sweep of reigning Pac-10 champion UCLA on April 20-22... Helped the Wildcats sweep Missouri for the first time since 1974 with a 7-for-13 (.538) performance that included four runs scored, three RBIs and two home runs... Ended the season with three straight multiple-hit games against Kansas and California... Went 4-for-7 (.571) in the two-game series against the Golden Bears on May 12-13 with five RBIs and four runs scored.

as a redshirt freshman (2000)

Saw action in 40 games as a redshirt freshman mostly as a designated hitter with 33 starts... Posted a .339 batting average in 127 at-bats with 27 runs scored on 43 hits, including 11 extra-base hits, and 31 RBIs... Tallied a .512 slugging percentage and a .422 on-base percentage... Posted four home runs on the season, which placed him second among the team... Ranked third on the team in average (.339), RBIs (31), slugging percentage (.512) and multiple-RBI games (eight), while he tied Ben Oleen for fifth in multiple-hit contest with 11... Had 31 consecutive starts at designated hitter dating back to March 24... Batted .356 since he assumed control of the DH role on March 24 with 26 RBIs, 25 runs scored and a .558 slugging percentage... Had a season-best six at-bats against Kansas on May 5... Turned in his first career home run against Howard on April 14 then made it back-to-back performances with another bomb on April 15 against the Bison... Finished 6-for-12 in the series against Howard with a pair of triples and home runs, including eight RBIs and five runs scored... Had a season-high four RBIs in a 3-for-3 effort against Niagara on March 29.

as a freshman (1999)

Opted to be redshirted prior to the start of his freshman season.

at saint thomas aquinas high school

A four-year letterwinner and starter in a variety of positions in baseball at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park, Kan. ... Played five positions during his high school career: first base, second base, third base, left field and pitcher... Finished career with a .380 batting average, six home runs and a school-record 90 RBI... Also set the school record for career at-bats... Hit .425 with a pair of home runs and 21 RBI en route to team most valuable player honors as a senior... Earned all-state, Kansas City Star all-Metro, all-Eastern Kansas League and team most valuable player honors after hitting .385 with four home runs and a school-record 39 RBI as a prep junior... Hit .360 with 18 RBI as a sophomore... Coached in baseball by Mark Huppe.

personal

(Full name: Timothy Patrick Maloney, Jr.) was born March 18, 1980, in Kansas City, Mo. ... He is the son of Tim Maloney and Terrie Maloney... One of three children, Pat has two younger brothers, Darren (20), and Danny (8), and two younger sisters, Elle (16) and Jo Anne (6)...Majoring in management.