DuBois, Pa. - On Sunday afternoon the United States Collegiate Athletic Association held their annual baseball and softball awards banquet at the Dubois Country Club and earning a spot amongst the honorees was Hazleton sophomore Colin Stauffer (Hazleton, Pa.)
Stauffer led the squad with three wins on the season, striking out 43 hitters in 42 innings pitched. His ratio of 9.07 strikeouts per nine innings were the third best in the PSUAC and he allowed only six extra base hits to opponents all season. Two outings really stood out this season for the sophomore. On March 12, the hurler tossed a two-hit shut-out against Williamson College of the Trades, striking out nine hitters in seven innings of work and later in the season Stauffer picked up a key win for Hazleton against Penn State Schuylkill. In that game, the right-hander struck out six and allowed just one run, allowing Hazleton to pull off a come from behind 2-1 victory.
Stuaffer was even more impressive at the plate totaling a .395 batting average with a team high 19 RBI and 22 runs scored. From March 24 to April 13 Stauffer hit safely in 12 straight games in which Stauffer drove in 15 runs. The sophomore picked up six multi-hit games over that stretch and scored a team-high 16 runs. Stauffer put up monster numbers in Hazleton's double-header at Penn State Scranton, going a combined 7-for-9 with nine RBI, earning player of the week honors in the PSUAC.