USCAA Round 1

USCAA Round 1

DuBois, PA

The Penn State DuBois Baseball team knew they had a target on their backs coming in to the USCAA World Series this year.  Their first bullet to dodge was the Seawolves from Southern Maine.  DuBois was ready, and the 5 run, first inning proved that.  Lance Pennington (Punxsutawney) was the first foot on the plate for DuBois off of a Vince McDowell (West Branch) single to center field.  Then Clayton Butler (Central Mountain) hit a 3 run home run over the right field fence to send a spark to his dugout that would carry through the game.

Hitting – Butler's home run brought in 3 runs, and he ended the game with 2 hits.  Garrett Brown (DuBois) added 2 hits and 2 RBI's for the cause, including legging out a triple.

PitchingBrandon Orsich (Clearfield) pitched 6 1/3 innings with the start from the mound.  Orsich faced 23 batters, gave up 5 hits, and only 1 run.  Bryce Hanley (Central Mountain) came in for the final 2 outs to finish off the game as DuBois took the game, 7-1.

Coach's Comments – Coach Calliari had this to say about his team in the first round game of the USCAA World Series: "It was a great star to the tournament, Orsich proved why he was the pitcher of the year in the USCAA.  We got a lot of momentum early that carried us the rest of the game."