Penn State Harrisburg 7, Gettysburg 4
1. Smith cf, 2. Torres ss, 3. Williams lf, 4. Van Houten 2b, 5. McSorley 3b, 6. Aug dh, 7. Koroneos 1b, 8. Bream c, 9. Struve rf, Vogwill p
1. Szczesny 3b, 2. Giovinco ss, 3. Lacoe 2b, 4. Manieri lf, 5. Murphy rf, 6. Seibert 1b, 7. Quimby cf, 8. Decker dh, 9. Raio c, Ball p
How It Happened
Penn State Harrisburg erased an early deficit en route to a 7-4 road victory over Gettysburg at Kirchhoff Field in non-conference play on Tuesday afternoon, March 19.
Four players in Bret Williams, Travis Van Houten, Ryan McSorley and Tyler Aug had multi-hit days, with Van Houten and McSorley each driving in a pair of runs. On the mound, Mason Vogwill, Austin Kunkel and Tyler Stabley combined to allow just two runs, with Kunkel earning the win and Stabley picking up the save.
The Lions (10-2-1) fell behind 2-0 in the bottom of the third inning but a McSorley single through the left side that drove in Miguel Torres cut the deficit in half in the top of the fourth. The Blue & White drew even one frame later when a Van Houten ground ball allowed Jackson Struve to come across.
The visitors took the lead for the first time when Williams singled and plated Chase Smith and Torres in the top of the seventh. Van Houten tacked on another run thanks to a triple to center field that pushed Williams across before scoring himself on a passed ball later in the stanza.
The Bullets (6-4) got one back in the bottom of the seventh but McSorley helped add an insurance run for Penn State Harrisburg in the ninth when his single through the left side drove in Williams before Stabley closed things out in the bottom of the frame.
At the Plate
- Travis Van Houten went 2-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and a run scored.
- Bret Williams finished 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and a pair of runs scored.
- Ryan McSorley was 2-for-3 with two walks and two RBI.
- Tyler Aug went 2-for-4 with a walk.
- The Lions racked up 13 total hits.
On the Mound
- Mason Vogwill got the start for the Blue & White, going four innings and allowing two runs on five hits. He struck out four batters.
- Austin Kunkel earned the win, striking out four Bullets and not allowing an earned run in 2.1 innings of work.
- Tyler Stabley picked up his first save after surrendering just two hits in the final 2.2 innings he threw.
- Myles Burbank took the loss for Gettysburg, giving up four runs on four hits and a walk in 2.2 innings.
Around the Diamond
- Each team committed a pair of errors.
- Gettysburg stole a pair of bases.
- Jackson Struve racked up six putouts in right field.
- Ryan McSorley assisted on three outs from his third base position.
The Lions are right back at it on Wednesday afternoon when they travel to Susquehanna for another non-conference outing. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m.