Tonight Penn State DuBois faced a familiar foe in the USCAA World Series in Bryant & Stratton University. On April 25th, during the regular season, Bryant % Stratton came to DuBois and defeated the Lions in a doubleheader. DuBois was hoping they got another chance at the Bobcats in this World Series, and they got it tonight in another battle between the 2 clubs.
The first score came in the bottom of the 2nd inning when catcher Joey Dipietro (Punxsutawney) hit a sacrifice fly to score Vince McDowell (West Branch). That would be the only score through 6 innings due to a pitcher's duel between the 2 starters. Toner Corl (Central Mountain) held the offensive minded Bobcats scoreless in a performance worthy of world series pitching. Marlinson Brunken of Bryant & Stratton also did his own work from the mound as he held Penn State DuBois hitless until Isaac Stouffer (Punxsutawney) hit a single to left field in the 6th inning.
A double from McDowell then would score the 2nd run for DuBois. Then to the plate came Clayton Butler (Central Mountain) and the dugout erupted as he hit a 2 run blast over the right center field wall to put DuBois up, 4-0.
Corl continued to keep the Bobcats at bay with help from his defense who didn't let him down all game.
Coach Calliari had nothing but praise for the effort that his team put out, saying "Toner Corl literally carried us to victory tonight, and Clayton (Butler) and Vinny (McDowell) put the nail in the coffin."
Hitting – Butler ended the night with one hit and 2 RBI's, while McDowell added a double with an RBI.
Pitching – Corl pitched a complete game shutout, facing 24 batters, allowing only 3 hits, and dealt out 6 strike outs.
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