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Johns Hopkins Takes Two from Gettysburg

Andrew Donlan ’24 reached baes four times in game two against Johns Hopkins (Photo by David Sinclair).

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Johns Hopkins University (7-3) saddled Gettysburg College (3-7) with a pair of losses in a Centennial Conference baseball doubleheader at Kirchhoff Field Saturday. The Blue Jays won the opening game 13-0 and took game two 15-5.

Game 1

Gettysburg’s Top Performers

Johns Hopkins’ Top Performers

  • AJ King: 2-4, 3 Runs, 2 RBI
  • Austin Sacks: 2-4, 3 RBI
  • James Ingram: 2-5, 2 Runs, Home Run, RBI
  • Trip Myers: 1-1, Run, Home Run, 2 RBI
  • Peter Schaefer: W (2-2), 7 IP, 5 Hits, 0 Runs, 6 Strikeouts

Game One Summary

  • Gettysburg found itself trailing early as Johns Hopkins took advantage of a pair of first-inning fielding miscues to bring across a pair of unearned runs in the opening inning. The Blue Jays managed to put the lead runner on base in each of the first seven innings of the game and scored runs in the first five innings. A two-run single by Sacks put the visitors ahead 7-0 after four innings.
  • Schaefer faced the minimum number of batters until hitting a batter and then allowing a two-out double to junior Mark Seibert (Yardley, Pa./Holy Ghost Prep) in the fifth. The Johns Hopkins right-hander stranded the runners in scoring position by fanning Donlan for one of his six strikeouts on the day.
  • The Blue Jays padded the lead in the ninth with a pinch-hit two-run homer by Myers to right field setting the final score.

Game 2

Gettysburg’s Top Performers

Johns Hopkins’ Top Performers

  • AJ King: 3-6, 2 Runs, Double, RBI
  • Matthew Ritchie: 3-5, Run, Double, 2 RBI
  • Dai Dai Otaka: 3-4, 3 Runs, Double, 2 RBI, BB
  • Jack Walters: 3-4, Run, Double, 2 RBI

Game Two Summary

  • Johns Hopkins surged out to a 6-0 lead after picking up four runs in the second inning and two more on a single by Otaka in the third.
  • In the bottom of the third, an error put Seibert on base and Donlan followed up with a slow dribbler in between third base and the mound. An errant throw allowed the two Gettysburg runners to reach scoring position and Decker brought home the team’s first run with a groundout.
  • After the Blue Jays extended their lead to 7-1, the Bullets picked up some momentum in the bottom of the fourth inning. With runners on second and third, Donlan slapped a hard liner to deep right. Sacks made a diving play at the ball, but came up short, allowing Donlan to scamper all the way to third for a triple. Decker knocked in another run with a sacrifice fly to make it 7-4.
  • Donlan once again provided the spark for the Bullets in the sixth inning, plating a runner with a double to right-center to slice the Blue Jay advantage down to 7-5.
  • Johns Hopkins tacked on single runs in the seventh and eighth innings before opening the floodgates in the ninth. The Blue Jays sent 11 batters to the dish and came up with six runs on five hits, two walks, and a pair of errors by the hosts.
  • Jonah Offman, Brian Linton, and Wyatt Copeland held Gettysburg to just two hits and struck out eight over the final four innings of the game.  

Where the Series Stands
Johns Hopkins extended its winning streak against Gettysburg to 11 and improved its lead in the all-time series to 60-51-1.

Up Next
Gettysburg visits McDaniel College on Saturday, April 24, at noon.

This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.

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