GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — The Penn State DuBois baseball team finished the season on Wednesday at the USCAA World Series after a win and two losses.
DuBois defeated Wright State-Lake on Monday, 17-5, before falling to College of St. Joseph, 3-2, on Tuesday and being eliminated by Cleary, 8-0, on Wednesday. All games in the tournament were seven inning games.
Before the start of the tournament on Sunday, four Lions players were honored at a banquet for being placed on the USCAA All-American teams.
Clayton Butler was the lone PSU DuBois first-teamer as a first baseman and pitcher. Pitchers Alex Hart and Dom Kriner were named to the second team, while catcher Zach Walsh was an honorable mention pick.
In Monday’s game against Wright State-Lake, which ended after six innings due to the 10-run rule, the Penn State DuBois offense exploded for seven runs in the top of the third after trailing 3-2 after two innings.
Jake Felix led the way for the Lions with a 3-for-4 day with two doubles, three runs scored and two RBIs. Lance Pennington also picked up three hits for DuBois with a two-bagger, two runs scored, two stolen bases, and a run knocked in. Brandon Gettig also added a double and a stolen base, while Garrett Brown picked up two hits and stole three bags.
Kriner, a DuBois High School alum, allowed five runs, four earned, on eight hits in five innings of work to earn the win on the mound. He walked five and struck out four. Logan Johnson worked a scoreless sixth inning to finish up the victory.
In the loss to College of St. Joseph on Tuesday, which knocked PSU DuBois into the losers’ bracket, Hart pitched a complete game and only allowed one earned run on six hits. Hart walked two and whiffed three in the tough-luck loss.
On the offensive side, Talon Falls had two of Penn State DuBois’ six hits in the game. Felix added his third double of the tournament in the game. Brown, Brandon Gettig and Dan Bowman also had base hits in the contest against College of St. Joseph.
PSU DuBois scored their two runs on the Gettig single in the first inning, and scored another as Clearfield native Josh Sorbera reached on an error in the top of the fourth.
The Lions’ run in the tournament ended on Wednesay morning with the 8-0 loss to Cleary.
PSU DuBois starting pitcher Kenny Heverly allowed six earned runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings on the mound. He walked two and struck out two.
Clearfield High School product Brandon Orsich came on in relief of Heverly and gave up a pair of unearned runs on four hits in two innings of work. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out two. Bryce Hanley and Caleb Bennett also worked 1/3 of an inning in the loss.
At the plate, Butler picked up a double. Brown, Gettig, Bowman, Anthony Caruso, and Colton Treaster accounted for PSU DuBois’ other hits in the game.
College of St. Joseph found themselves in the USCAA World Series championship game on Thursday evening with Apprentice School. Cleary University finished third in the tournament.
Penn State DuBois finished the season with an overall record of 22-14.