The Wright State Lake Campus baseball team will make their second consecutive trip to the USCAA National Championships after earning the #3 seed. The Lakers will take on the #6 seed Penn State DuBois in the first round.
The Lakers concluded the regular season 24-16 and 6-6 in USCAA play. The season included victories over NCAA DII Urbana, NCAA DIII Wilmington and NAIA opponents Alice Lloyd, Shawnee State, Lawrence Tech and Indiana Wesleyan.
Tristan Becker leads the team with a batting average of .380 and a slugging percentage of .526 on the year. Connor Burr lead the team and is in third place in the USCAA with 22 stolen bases, to go along with a batting average of .333 for the season. Casey Grimm finished the year as the leader in wins for the Lakers, with five, while Dan Borchers, Billy Lanman and Carson Schuman all finished with four wins for the Lakers. Borchers lead the Lakers with an ERA of 3.28 on the year, as well.
Penn State DuBois enters the tournament with a 21-12 overall record. The Lions fell to Penn State Mont Alto in the PSUAC Championship game to end their regular season, last Saturday night. PSU-DuBois is, yet again, returning to the USCAA National Championship as contenders for the title.
The Lakers and the Lions have played once all-time. Last year at the USCAA National Championship, the DuBois defeated the Lakers by a score of 3-2.
Wright State Lake Campus qualified for the USCAA Tournament last year as the #7 seed and played the University of Cincinnati - Clermont in the opening round. The Lakers fell to the Cougars by a score of 6-1 in that contest. The Lakers then played, and lost, to Penn State DuBois on day two of the tournament.
UC-Clermont received the #1 overall seed in 2017, while defending champion College of St. Joseph's (VT) is the #2 seed followed by the Lakers, The Apprentice School, Cleary University, Penn State DuBois, Central Penn, Marygrove College, and Penn State Mont Alto.
The Lakers and Lions will play 9:00 p.m. on Monday, May 15th in East Field in Glens Fall, NY.
You can follow all of the action live at baseball.theuscaa.com.