Barclay Goes 6-for-9 at the Plate in Doubleheader and Moves into Top 10 at WC in Career Hits
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Host Gettysburg captured both ends of a Centennial Conference baseball doubleheader against visiting Washington College on Saturday afternoon Kirchoff Field. The Bullets scored four times in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie en route to a 7-5 victory in game one and in game two, Gettysburg scored 10 unanswered runs on its way to a 10-4 win. The Bullets improve to 13-10 overall, while the Shoremen fall to 20-6 as both squads are 2-3 in Centennial play. With his six hits in the doubleheader, senior Aaron Barclay (Crofton, Md./Archbishop Spalding) is now in 10th place all-time in career base hits at WC at 135.
Gettysburg 7 Washington College 5 (Game 1)
How It Happened
- The Shoremen scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning to grab a quick 2-0 lead on one out RBI singles by Barclay and Tommy Buckman respectively that drove in Max Ruvo and Ryan Zwier respectively.
- Gettysburg got a run back in the last of the first when Joe Giovinco stole home with two outs as part of a double steal to cut the lead to 2-1.
- In the bottom of the second the Bullets tied the game on a two-out double by Matt Muir that scored Mark Seibert.
- Zwier scored his second run of the game to give Washington a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth when he came home on a fielder's choice with nobody out. The lead would last until the bottom of the sixth when Shane Manieri scored on a two-out, two-bagger by Andrew Decker to level the game at 3-3.
- The Bullets would take the lead for good with a four spot in the last of the seventh to take a 7-3 lead. With nobody out, Seibert scored on a single by Matt Szczesny to give Gettysburg a 4-3 lead. With one away, Sean Murphy highlighted the frame with a bases clearing triple that scored Szczesny, Giovinco and Ryan LaCoe to give the hosts a four-run lead.
- Washington would not go down quietly in the top of the ninth as they took advantage of an error to score two times and had the winning run at the plate before coming up short in its rally. With two away, Barclay singled to drive in CJ Gillmer to trim it to 7-4 and Zwier came around to score on a Buckman base hit to reduce the lead to two. Gettysburg would bring in Sam Dobbins from the pen to face Luke D'Ostilio and he got D'Ostilio to hit a comebacker to end the contest.
For The Shoremen (20-5, 2-2 CC)
- Hitting: Buckman (3-for-5, career-high three RBI), Zwier (2-for-4, three runs, walk), Barclay (4-for-5, two RBI), Max Ruvo (2-for-5, run)
- Pitching: Mike Smith (loss 4-2, six-plus innings, seven hits, five runs, five earned, one walk, seven strikeouts)
- Washington had 13 hits and drew three walks, while leaving 10 on base.
- The Shoremen had one error in the game, but did not lead to a Bullets' run.
For Gettysburg (12-10, 1-3 CC)
- Hitting: Szczesny (2-for-4, run, RBI), Murphy (three RBI), Seibert (two runs), Giovinco (two runs and two walks)
- Pitching: Jonny Bray (win 1-1, 6 1/3 innings, six hits, three runs, one earned, three walks, five strikeouts), Dobbins (save 1, 1/3 inning, retired hitter on groundout)
- The Bullets notched nine hits, had three get on via hit by pitch and drew two walks as they left seven on base.
- The hosts had two errors in the game, leading to two runs by the guests.
- Barclay had his second career four-hit game as he had four hits in 2016 versus Wesley and moved into the top 10 during game one on his second hit in the third inning as it put him in a tie with three others. He went into 10th place all by himself on a single in the fifth.
Gettysburg 10 Washington College 4 (Game 2)
How It Happened
- Washington scored one run in each of the top of the first and fourth innings to take a 2-0 lead. Zwier doubled with one away to plate Gillmer for the game's first run and in the fourth with one away D'Ostilio singled to drive home Barclay to give the guests a two-run edge.
- Gettysburg would begin its run of 10 straight runs with three in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Decker singled to score LaCoe for the hosts' first run. With two away, Eric Raio singled in Murphy to tie the game and the Bullets took the lead for good on a base hit by Muir to chase home Decker that made it 3-2 after four.
- Manieri gave the Bullets a three-run cushion at 5-2 on a two-out, two-run homer that scored Murphy.
- In the last of the seventh Gettysburg capped its run with five runs to take a 10-2 lead. With the bases loaded and one away, Manieri plated Szczesny on a single to make it 6-2 and the next hitter, Decker, singled home LaCoe to give Gettysburg a five-run advantage. After a strikeout for the second out, Gettysburg added three more runs to lead by eight. Raio plated both Murphy and Manieri to make it 9-2 and the scoring in the inning was capped on Decker run via a double steal.
- Washington got two runs in the top of the eighth to cap the scoring. Gillmer scored on a fielder's choice with nobody out to cut it to 10-3 and Zwier scored on a one out groundout to provide the final margin.
For The Shoremen (20-6, 2-3 CC)
- Hitting: D'Ostilio (2-for-4, two RBI), Barclay and Zwier (2-for-4), Gillmer (two runs)
- Pitching: Nick Brauer (loss 3-1, 3 2/3 innings, five hits, three runs, three earned, zero walks, two strikeouts)
- Washington had nine hits, drew one walk and had one hitter reach via hit by pitch, while leaving six on base.
- The Shoremen had one error in the game, leading to zero Gettysburg unearned run.
For Gettysburg (13-10, 2-3 CC)
- Hitting: Manieri (2-for-4, two runs, three RBI, home run), Decker (2-for-4, two RBI, two runs), Raio (2-for-4, three RBI), Murphy (2-for-3, three runs), Szczesny (2-for-5), LaCoe (two runs)
- Pitching: Erik Wortmann (win 3-2, 4 2/3 innings, three hits, two runs, two earned, one walk, one strikeout)
- The Bullets notched 12 hits and drew two free passes as they left five on base.
- The hosts had zero errors in game two.
- With his six hits in today's doubleheader, Barclay now has 135 career hits. Sitting a ninth on the list is Dan Gerbasi '99 who tallied 140 career hits at Washington.
- Shoremen head coach Cory Beddick is a 2010 graduate of Gettysburg.
4/7 v. McDaniel – 12:30 p.m. (Centennial Conference Game)
- Washington won the first leg of the home-and-home series on Tuesday by an 11-3 score. Game was moved to tomorrow from yesterday due to forecasted rain.