Penn State DuBois captures third USCAA World Series title

The Penn State DuBois Baseball Team hoists their championship trophy, celebrating the third USCAA World Series Victory for the team.

Members of the Penn State DuBois baseball team hoist the championship trophy, celebrating the team's third USCAA World Series victory.

Credit: Penn State

DUBOIS, Pa. — Tournament MVP Daniel Stauffer went 2-for-4 and earned his tournament record third save as Penn State DuBois defeated Cincinnati-Clermont 10-5 to capture its third straight United States Collegiate Athletic Association national championship.

Trailing 3-1 after six innings, Zane Morgan singled in a run and Tyler Corl smacked a three-run home run in a four-run seventh to put the Nittany Lions up 5-3.

UC Clermont answered with a pair in its half of the seventh as Tyler Grant doubled in Peyton Leinhardt and scored on a single by Grant Hessman as the Cougars tied the game at 5-5.

Thayne Morgan drove in a pair of runs with a single in the eighth and the Lions iced the game with a pair of home runs in the ninth. Trevor Hanna started with a solo blast and Stauffer closed the scoring with a two-run home run, which was his fourth of the tournament.

Game 1 – UC Clermont 11, Penn State DuBois 10

Jack Deeds and Tyler Stewart had three hits each, while Tyler Gulley drove in three with a pair of home runs as the Cougars held off a frantic Penn State DuBois comeback to force the if-necessary game with an 11-10 win.

Brian Zix had a solo home run in the top of the eighth to put UC Clermont up 11-5.  His home run set a tournament record for the Cougars as it was their seventh in the game.

The Lions pushed three runs across in the eighth as Logan Wagner had a RBI single and Brandon Sicheri drove in a pair with a double to trim the deficit to 11-8.

In the bottom of the ninth, Thayne Morgan lead off with a double before the Cougars got a pair of strikeouts.  Daniel Stauffer came in with a two-run home run to make it a one-run game at 11-10.  Three walks followed to make things very entertaining before Zach Woodrum forced a flyout from Sicheri to end the game.

Sicheri and Toner Curl had a pair of hits for Penn State DuBois, while Trevor Hanna drove in three.

2021 All-Tournament Team

Penn State Brandywine: Tyler Brooks

Bryant & Stratton: Keniel Carrion de Jesus

Penn State Mont Alto: Zach Garlin

Mississippi University for Women: Heath Ford, Trey Petite

UC Clermont: Tyler Gulley, Tyler Stewart, Drew Day

Penn State DuBois: Toner Corl, Brandon Orsich, Daniel Stauffer

Tournament MVP: Daniel Stauffer