DANBURY, Conn. – Penn State Altoona junior outfielders Chase Clouser (Dublin, OH/Dublin Jerome) and George Stiuso (Milford, NJ/Gill St. Bernard's) have been voted to the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Division III Baseball All-Conference team, which was announced on Thursday afternoon.
Clouser and Stiuso were both honorable mention picks on the All-ECAC squad, which is comprised of a first team, second team, and honorable mention team. The 2019 All-ECAC team consists of a total of 44 baseball players from across Division III ECAC institutions.
Clouser and Stiuso are two of five Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference players who earned spots on the ECAC's All-Conference team.
Clouser posted a solid junior season for the Lions, after heading into the year as one of his team's two "Players to Watch" in the AMCC preseason poll. In the AMCC, he ranked sixth in home runs (6), seventh in runs batted in (39), 11th in stolen bases (10), 13th in walks (22), 15th in runs scored (34), 17th in total bases (69), 19th in slugging percentage (.519), 22nd in hits (42), 26th in on-base percentage (.424), 28th in triples (1), 29th in batting average (.316), and 36th in doubles (7).
Stiuso enjoyed a strong junior campaign for the Lions, including being one of the top players in the conference at getting on base. In the AMCC this season, he ranked second in walks (36) and on-base percentage (.494), fifth in times hit by pitch (10), 10th in RBI (37) and home runs (5), 11th in stolen bases (10), 12th in slugging percentage (.539), 14th in doubles (10), 23rd in total bases (62), 26th in runs scored (28), 28th in triples (1), 35th in batting average (.304), and 37th in hits (35). Stiuso's 36 walks drawn this season set a new Penn State Altoona baseball single season record.
Clouser was a second team All-AMCC selection this season, while Stiuso was a first team All-AMCC pick. This is the first career All-ECAC honor for both players.
Penn State Altoona baseball went 28-17 overall this season, including a 12-6 mark in the AMCC that tied for the second-best record in the conference during the regular season. The Lions finished the AMCC Tournament as runners-up, following a loss to La Roche University in the conference championship game. Penn State Altoona baseball went on to earn a berth to the ECAC Division III Championship Tournament, in which it lost to Wilson College in a first round game.
To view the 2019 ECAC Division III Baseball All-Conference team, click HERE.