DuBois sluggers shaping up for spring season

DUBOIS, Pa. — Penn State DuBois' head baseball coach Tom Calliari has announced the roster for the spring 2017 season, which he expects to be another winning campaign. The team is riding a high from last year, which ended with a fifth-place finish in the United States Collegiate Athletics Association (USCAA) Small College World Series in Great Falls, New York. This feat was achieved by the first baseball team Penn State DuBois had put on the field since 1993, when the program was eliminated due to budget issues at that time.

"Our expectations are very high going into the season, and each player knows that we have to take one game at a time, and take care of the little things in order for us to achieve our lofty goals," Calliari said.

The goals Calliari has in mind include another trip to the Small College World Series, which he hopes his team will win this time around. He said he's confident his players will face the pressure of last year's success and work for more.

"We are taking one game pitch at a time. However, we are going to embrace being the target. When you're the target, it means you're the team to beat. We are everyone's benchmark, so we have to match the level of intensity of our opponents," the coach said.  "We need to prepare knowing that we are getting everyone's best shot. I'm very proud of the work everyone has put into this and hope the community comes out to watch us. They should be proud to know they have a legitimate college baseball program they can get behind and support."

The spring 2017 Penn State DuBois baseball roster is as follows:

NAME

HIGH SCHOOL

POSITION

THROWS/HITS

Clayton Butler

Central Mountain

1B/C/P

R/R

Colton Treaster

Penns Valley

C

R/R

Brandon Gettig

Bald Eagle Area

INF

R/R

Anthony Caruso

South Willliamsport

1B/LHP

L/L

Josh Sorbera

Clearfield

C

R/R

Alessandro Marotto (Pedro)

Karns City

Util/P

R/R

Dom Kriner

DuBois/ UPJ

RHP

R/R

Caleb Bennett

St Marys/Pitt Bradford

INF/RHP

R/R

Zac Walsh

Essex CC

C

R/R

Noah Gordan

Westmont Hilltop

RHP

R/R

Dan Bowman

Central Cambria/ Shippensburg

RHP/INF

R/R

Austin Amacher

Ridgway HS

RHP/Util

R/R

Garrett Brown

DuBois H.S.

Util/P

R/R

Jesse Martin

West Branch

OF/LHP

L/L

Thomas Plummer

Clarion HS

RHP/OF

R/R

Alex Hart

Bowling Green/ Kiski HS

RHP

R/R

Jake Felix

DuBois HS

1B/DH

R/R

Bryce Hanley

Central Mountain HS

LHP

L/L

Justin Orlowski

Grove City HS

LHP

L/L

Tallon Falls

Central Mountain HS

3B

R/R

Nick Semanek

Bedford HS

RHP/3B

R/R

JJ Brestensky

Freeport HS

RHP/UTIL

R/L

Lance Pennigton

Punxsutawney HS

OF/LHP

L/L

Shane Haberberger

St. Marys/Pitt Bradford

Util/P

R/R

LJ Johnson

Penns Valley / Lock Haven Univ

LHP

L/L

Vince Mcdowell

West Branch

3b/c

R/l

Brandon Orsich

Clearfield

Rhp

R/r

Kenny Heverly

Central Mountain

Rhp

R/R

 

Last Updated February 03, 2017