Penn State DuBois Wins Back to Back USCAA Baseball National Championships

Penn State DuBois Wins Back to Back USCAA Baseball National Championships

DUBOIS, Pa. -- Tournament MVP Toner Corl went 3-for-4 with a tournament record seven RBIs as Penn State DuBois defeated Bryant & Stratton (Albany) 12-7 in the winner-take-all United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Championships game on Thursday night.

Bryant & Stratton forced the winner-take-all game behind a complete game four-hitter by Zach Mattos as the Bobcats used a 3-for-5 performance from Jion Cras with two RBIs to defeat Penn State DuBois 6-1.

The victors got on the board in the top of the first on a two-run single by Vince McDowell.  Bryant & Stratton responded with three runs in the bottom of the second on a three-run blast by Martison Brunken. 

Penn State DuBois regained the lead in the top of the third on a two-run home run by McDowell for a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Corl provided some insurance with a grand slam in the fifth inning as Penn State DuBois pushed the lead to 8-3.  His run scoring single in the seventh put his squad up 9-4.

In the eighth, McDowell started with a solo home run to put them ahead 10-6.  Later in the inning Corl smashed a two-run double to break the tournament record for RBIs in a game as Penn State DuBois took a 12-6 lead.

The prior record of RBIs in a game was six done twice, last in 2016 by Spencer Henn on Cincinnati-Clermont.  McDowell also tied a record for home runs in a game with his two blasts last done by Michael Malfeo in 2015 for Illinois Tech.

Joining Corl with three hits in a game was McDowell going 3-for-4 with three runs scored and four RBIs.  Isaac Stouffer was 2-for-6 and Thayne Morgan was 2-for-2 for the multi-hit Dubois players.  Brandon Orsich picked up the win throwing 6.1 innings of relief with four strikeouts. 

Bryant & Stratton was paced by John Loschiavo with three RBIs going 2-for-5, while Brunken was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

2019 USCAA All-Tournament Team

Sr

INF

Wright State-Lake Campus

Isaac Fitzgerald

Sr.

INF

Bluefield State

Peyton Durham

Jr.

UTIL

Penn State DuBois

Vince McDowell

Jr.

OF

Bryant & Stratton Albany

John Loschiavo

Sr.

OF

Apprentice School

Lou Piccolo

Sr.

INF

Bryant & Stratton Albany

Petar Rumora

Jr.

P/SS

Apprentice School

Thomas Packert

Sr.

P

Bryant & Stratton Albany

Zach Mattos

Jr.

P

Penn State DuBois

Brandon Orsich

 

Tournament MVP: Toner Corl (SS/P), Penn State DuBois