GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Gettysburg built a 6-0 lead before staving off a McDaniel rally to record a 6-4 Centennial Conference (CC) baseball victory on Sunday.
Marty Windisch (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) recorded three hits to lead the Green Terror (15-18, 9-9 CC), who was eliminated from the postseason with the loss. McDaniel finished the conference schedule tied with Johns Hopkins at 9-9 but the Blue Jays earned the No. 4 seed by virtue of their victory over Gettysburg.
Austin Davis paced the 24th-ranked Bullets (30-6, 15-3 CC) with four hits and three runs scored.
Davis led off the bottom of the first by beating out an infield single before an Al Posch single put runners at first and second.
Nate Simon followed with a single to center field that plated Davis for a 1-0 lead.
Ben Langey was hit by a one-out pitch in the fourth inning before a wild pitch and Davis infield hit put two on.
Cory Karagjozi and Posch each followed with RBI singles to make it a 3-0 game.
A Scott Zanghellini single down the line, groundout, wild pitch and Langey sacrifice fly stretched the lead to 4-0 in the sixth.
Davis followed with another hit before a wild pitch, passed ball and Posch infield hit made it a 5-0 lead.
Singles from Mike Kielbasa and Patrick O'Grady around a Zanghellini hit by pitch loaded the bases with one out in the sixth.
Langey followed with his second sacrifice fly in as many innings to push the lead to 6-0.
Camera Bahr (Southampton, N.J./Seneca) led off the ninth with a single before being lifted for pinch-runner Justin Myers (Union Bridge, N.J./Linganore).
A Sivo infield hit put runners at first and second for Windisch, who singled home Myers from second.
A walk to Betts loaded the bases before an error allowed Sivo to score and make it a 6-4 game.
Similar to the situation a day earlier, Fiore laced a ball to the gap with two outs but Zanghellini made the snag to strand the bases loaded and give the Bullets their program record-tying 30th win of the season.
Sivo and Bahr added two hits each for McDaniel, whose scheduled make-up contest with Penn State-York on Tuesday has been cancelled due to the Lions' postseason schedule.