A day after taking a 12-3 win in Gettysburg, the Green Terror
(14-8, 7-4 CC) completed its first season sweep of the Bullets
(13-16, 6-6 CC) since 1999, rallying from a 7-0 deficit in the
Baines and Jon Zimmerman (Lemoyne, Pa./Cedar
Cliff), who also had two hits – one of five McDaniel
starters with multiple hits, drove in three runs apiece to help the
squad remain a game in the loss column out of first place in the CC
Kevin Langhauser paced Gettysburg with three hits,
three RBIs and three runs scored while Scott
Vladyka had two hits and five RBIs.
Trailing 7-0, Justin Reitz (Halifax, Pa./Halifax)
led off the home fourth with a single before Baines lifted his
third home run of the season over the right-field fence to get the
Green Terror on the board.
Two pitches later, Russell Coover (Schuylkill Haven,
Pa./Blue Mountain) was hit by a pitch before moving to
second on a wild pitch.
A Troy Tipton (Hanover, Pa./South Western) double
pulled the hosts within 7-3.
Tipton advanced to second on a ground out before scoring on the
first of two Matthew Pace (Baltimore, Md./North
County) sacrifice flies.
A Craig Barrows triple and Vladyka RBI groundout
stretched the lead back to 8-4 in the top of the fifth before
McDaniel took advantage of two Bullet errors, a hit batter and two
walks to plate seven unearned runs in the bottom of the frame and
take an 11-8 lead.
Zimmerman capped the frame with a two-run single down the
Augie Stadtmueller led off the visitor sixth with
a single before two walks and a hit batsman led to a two-out
The bases-loaded walk to Barrows pulled Gettysburg within 11-9
before Langhauser cleared the bags with a triple to the wall in
center field and gave his team a 12-11 lead.
A Vladyka single up the middle to greet Ryan Graves
(Cordova, Md./St. Michaels), who was on in relief of
Joe Drzonsc (Albany, N.Y./Notre Dame Bishop
Gibbons), stretched the lead to 13-11.
Singles from Andrew Worm (Easton, Md./Easton),
Sergio Nieto (Mameroneck, N.Y./Rye Neck),
Zimmerman and Reitz evened the game in the bottom of the seventh
before the Green Terror plated the winning run in the bottom of the
eighth without the aid of a hit.
Coover battled back from a 1-2 hole to draw a walk to lead off the
inning before, with one out, Worm was hit by the first pitch he saw
to put runners at first and second.
A wild pitch moved the runners up a base before a Pace sacrifice
fly allowed Coover to score with the winning run.
Danny Snight (Silver Spring, Md./St. Johns College
Prep) pitched around a one-out walk to earn his third save
of the season and give Graves his third win.
Two singles, including a bunt single, and an error before a Vladkya
bases-clearing double staked Gettysburg to a 3-0 lead in the top of
Four singles and an error before a Cam Riera
two-run single accounted for a four-run visitor fourth for the 7-0
Reitz, Tipton and Nieto added two hits for the Green Terror, who
plated a combined 26 runs in the first two games of a four-day,
six-game conference stretch.
McDaniel returns to action in a doubleheader at Ursinus on
Saturday. The first game begins at 12:30 p.m.
Gettysburg (13-16, 6-6
13 14 2
McDaniel (14-8, 7-4
14 12 2
Derek Zaleski, Michael Sweeney (5), Kyle Conklin (8) and Craig
Barrows; Chase Wolf, Joe Drzonsc (5), Ryan Graves (6), Danny Snight
(9) and Justin Reitz. WP: Graves (3-1). LP: Conklin (2-2). S:
Snight (3). SO-BB: Zaleski 2-2, Sweeney 1-1, Conklin 0-3; Wolf 0-0,
Drzonsc 2-2, Graves 1-1, Snight 1-1. 2B: Scott Vladyka (G), Troy
Tipton (M). 3B: Craig Barrows (G), Kevin Langhauser (G). HR: Harold
Baines, Jr. (M).