After defeating Penn State Schuylkill in a playoff game on Sunday, Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Baseball team will move on to the next round of the PSUAC playoffs. Their next game will be against Penn State Dubois on Sunday, May 6th at Showers Field in Dubois at 10 am. PSU Wilkes-Barre goes into the game with an 11-5-1 record, going 10-4-1 in conference play. As for PSU Dubois, they enter the game with a 24-20 record, going 14-1 in conference play.
PSU Wilkes-Barre will lean on a few players to lead them to a victory. Senior Catcher Eric Adamczyk will need to provide the leadership needed to keep the team focused during the game. His play on the field will be very important, as well. He is hitting .379 with 8 extra base hits (2 HRs) and 22 RBIs. Another key player will be CF, and leadoff hitter, Zach Sott. He leads the team with a .472 batting average and 20 stolen bases. He is a threat to steal any time he gets on base. It will be extremely important for anyone batting behind him to get him to home plate. Leroy Fettig will also need to play up to his capability. He is hitting .367 with 12 RBIs.
The pitching for PSU Wilkes-Barre will also need to keep up their good work. Jordan Choman has been their star pitcher all year, posting a 3.31 ERA, along with 23 strikeouts. Other key pitchers have been Tanner Williams and John Shaver.
As for PSU Dubois, they are led on offense by Talon Falls (.465 BA, 3 HR, 34 RBIs), and pitching by Caleb Bennett (3.18 ERA and 17 strikeouts). As a team, they are hitting .320, so it will be key for PSU Wilkes-Barre's pitchers to keep them off the bases.
The outcome of this game will determine when both teams play next.