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Former Arizona infielder Dayton Dooney announces transfer to Tennessee

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Dayton Dooney, a former Freshman All-American for the Arizona Wildcats, announced Wednesday night he was transferring to Tennessee.

Dooney hit .323 with 10 home runs and 51 RBI in 2019, garnering First Team Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game and the National College Baseball Writers Association. He struggled during the short 2020 season, hitting just .146 in 13 games.

A shortstop his first season, Dooney played at first and third base and was a designated hitter last year. The DH spot was likely where he’d end up in 2021 with the arrival of a talented freshman class that was ranked fourth in the nation by Baseball America.

Dooney played this past summer in the San Diego League but listed himself as being from Central Arizona Junior College instead of the UA.