DUBOIS, Pa. – They did it again.
The Penn State DuBois baseball team, spearheaded by a number of former District 9 and District 10 standouts, captured the USCAA Small College World Series championship for the third consecutive season.
The Lions won the deciding game, 10-5 over the top-seeded University of Cincinnati Clermont.
Former Elk County Catholic star Dan Stauffer was named World Series MVP, finishing the tournament with four home runs and 10 RBIs, and three saves.
In the deciding game, Clearfield alum Brandon Orsich got the ball, with the battery with former Punxsy standout Joseph Dipietro.
DuBois scored five runs over the final three innings, including another bomb from Stauffer, who finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Thayne Morgan (Clearfield) went 1-for-1 with two RBIs, and Brett Beith (Lakeview) was 1-for-2 with a run scored.
Orsich went 6 ⅔ innings to get the win, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and five strikeouts. Stauffer once again came in for the save, tossing two scoreless innings with a strikeout.
Orsich also earned a spot on the all-tournament team.
Also playing key roles for Lions this season were Game 1 starter against Clermont, Warren’s Braidy Blair, Brandon Sicheri (St. Marys), Tylor Herzing (ECC), Tyler Yough (Karns City), Josh Sorbera (Clearfield), Tanner Labenne (Brookville), Taylor Boland (ECC) and Luke Salvo (Union).