UC Clermont baseball team takes second place in World Series

Players also recognized for top academic, athletic honors

Men's baseball team in huddle

The Cougars huddle before a USCAA Small College World Series game in DuBois, Penn.

The University of Cincinnati Clermont College men’s baseball team has taken second place in the 2021 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Small College World Series.

After defeating Penn State Brandywine, Penn State Mont Alto and number-three seed Mississippi University in earlier rounds, the top-seeded Cougars fell to Penn State DuBois in the National Championship winner-take-all game May 20. The tournament took place in DuBois, Penn.

UC Clermont’s regular season, which the team finished 20-10, was plagued by cancelled games due to Covid, weather and other setbacks. The Cougars pressed on, though, undeterred.

“This team kept working hard, kept their focus on getting better and earned the #1 seed for the World Series,” said Head Coach Keith Bauman.

Once at the World Series, “the team effort was tremendous,” Bauman added. The Cougars played six games in four days and took on the two-time defending National Champions and host team, Penn State DuBois, in three separate bouts.

“This team met every challenge head-on with determination,” Bauman said. “I am proud of this team for the heart and character they showed during the World Series.”

Before the start of the series, a record number of outstanding student athletes on the team were recognized at a ceremony Sunday, May 16.

Academic All-Americans
Tyler Gulley (Highlands High School)
Joe Steiden (Highlands High School)
Matt Clements (Bethel Tate High School)
Charlie Buhler (West Clermont High School)
Brandon Hammersley (Western Brown High School)
Dominick Ramirez (LaSalle High School)
Ian Wiles (Eastern High School)
Zach Arnold (McNicholas High School)
Jacob Terwilleger (Lakota West High School)

1st Team All-Americans
Grant Hessman (McNicholas High School)
Drew Day (Western Brown High School)

Honorable Mention All-Americans
Tyler Stewart (Amelia High School)
Nathan Riddle (Colerain High School)

Home Run Derby Champion
Tyler Gulley (Highlands High School)h School)

World Series All-Tournament Team
Tyler Stewart (Amelia High School)
Drew Day (Western Brown High School)
Tyler Gulley (Highlands Heights High School)


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