USCAA Small College World Series: Mont Alto dropped thrilling heartbreaker
Mont Alto Baseball dropped a thrilling heartbreaker to Cincinnati-Clermont in a nail biter Tuesday in DuBois.
It was a pitching duel as soon as both starters stepped on the rubber Tuesday at the USCAA Small College World Series. No. 1 seeded Cincinnati-Clermont and No. 4 seeded Penn State Mont Alto played a 1-0 thrilling contest in favor of the Cougars.
Both teams mustered three hits each. Cincinnati-Clermont loaded the bases up with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. That set the stage for a Wyatt Caldwall walk-off sacrifice fly. Mont Alto remains alive within the USCAA Small College World Series. They now must win three straight games to be crowned National Champions.
Matt Huston (McConnellsburg, Pa. / McConnellsburg) twirled the ball extremely well for the Nittany Lions. He struck out two and worked his way out of an early jam picking off a Cougar base runner at first base.
Penn State Mont Alto nearly tallied the opening run of the game in the top half of the sixth inning when they had runners on the corners with two outs. Cincinnati-Clermont starting pitcher Drew Day pitched his way out of trouble, forcing a Hayden Kissel (Chambersburg, Pa. / Chambersburg Area) fielder’s choice to end the inning. Day worked a spotless seventh frame to setup for the walk-off situation.
Mont Alto looks to climb from the loser’s bracket after such a thrilling contest. They squared off against Bryant & Stratton Albany this evening at 8:30 p.m. The No. 8 seed beat the No. 7 seeded Mid Atlantic Christian by a 11-7 score.