Strong pitching carries Gettysburg to sweep
Bullets hand McDaniel pair of losses in conference finale
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Beth McCullough struck out seven batters and scattered five hits in a shutout in the nightcap of Gettysburg's doubleheader sweep of McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) softball action on Saturday.
The Bullets (21-12-1, 11-5 CC) responded from two runs by the Green Terror (15-23, 5-11 CC) in the bottom of the fifth in game one with three runs in the top of the sixth for a 3-2 win before taking game two, 4-0.
Catrina DelGais rapped out four hits for Gettysburg in the pair of wins.
Beth Ann Fusco (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) had three hits to pace McDaniel.
In game one, Lauren Toomey (Pottsville, Pa./Pottsville Area) led off the home fifth with a double before Fusco bounced a ball up the middle to score Toomey for a 10 lead.
After Fusco stole third, Megan Elfert (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) dropped down a suicide squeeze bunt and Fusco beat the throw to the plate for a 2-0 advantage.
With one out in the top of the sixth, Megan Lott doubled into the left-field corner and Adrienne Rahs followed with a walk to put runners at first and second.
A Sarah Woodbury single through the left side loaded the bases before DelGais put a ball in the same plaace to score Lott.
Kara Kempski followed with a single to shallow left to tie the game at 2-all before a Sam Bader RBI groundout gave the Bullets the lead.
Lanie Parr allowed just one baserunner in the final two innings for her 12th win of the season in the circle.
In game two, the Bullets tallied single runs in the first, third, fourth and fifth for the sweep.
In the first inning, Lott drilled a ball over the fence in left for a one-out, solo home run.
Two innings later, singles from Joy Hallfors and Rahs doubled the advantage.
It was a DelGais single, error and Caitlin Bay RBI groundout that pushed the lead to 3-0 in the fourth before Lott went yard for the second time, blasting a leadoff shot off the scoreboard in the fifth.
The Green Terror concludes the season in a doubleheader at Hood on Monday. The first game of the twinbill begins at 3:30 p.m.
Score by Inning – Game
Gettysburg (20-12-1, 10-5 CC) 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 - 3 8 0
McDaniel (15-22, 5-10 CC) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 - 2 6 0
Score by Inning – Game
Gettysburg (21-12-1, 11-5 CC) 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 - 4 12 0
McDaniel (15-23, 5-11 CC) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 5 1
Beth McCullough and Adrienne Rahs; Erinne Warrenfeltz, Ashley Meister (6) and Leigh Blohm. WP: McCullough (7-9). LP: Warrenfeltz (5-10). S: none. SO-BB: McCullough 7-1; Warrenfeltz 0-1, Meister 0-0. 2B: Beth McCullough (G). HR: Megan Lott 2 (G).