Williams Sets Hits Record In Win Over Etown

Williams Sets Hits Record In Win Over Etown

Penn State Harrisburg 12, Elizabethtown 3


Harrisburg Lineup

1. Torres 2b, 2. McSorley ss, 3. Williams lf, 4. Van Houten 3b, 5. Smith cf, 6. Winters rf, 7. Koroneos 1b, 8. Elliott dh, Kell c, Vogwill p


Etown Lineup

1. Knight dh, 2. Bertucio 3b, 3.Manning lf, 4. Shepherd rf, 5. Thompson c, 6. McGinley 2b, 7. Fisher cf, 8. Armstrong 1b, 9. McGonigle ss, Dunbar p


How It Happened

Bret Williams became Penn State Harrisburg's all-time hits leader in a 12-3 non-conference victory over Elizabethtown on Tuesday afternoon, April 2.


Williams racked up four total hits to bring his career total to 156 and move him into sole possession of the school's all-time mark, while Travis Van Houten and Casey Winters blasted home runs in the win. Reliever Tyler Jackson came away with his first victory of the spring on the mound.


The Blue Jays (6-15) led on two occasions in the early going, scoring the game's first run in the top of the first before taking a 2-1 advantage into the bottom of the second but a big bottom half of the second frame turned the tide in favor of the Blue & White (15-7-1).


A Williams RBI single drove in Ethan Kell and tied the game at 2-2 moments before Van Houten's team-leading seventh home run of the season also pushed Ryan McSorley and Williams across and gave the Lions their first lead of the afternoon.


Penn State Harrisburg took complete control when Winters launched a three-run shot over the fence in left center field in the bottom of the fourth stanza and the home team added tallies in fifth, sixth and eighth innings to put things out of reach.


At the Plate

- Bret Williams led the way, going 4-for-5 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored.

- Travis Van Houten and Casey Winters each drove in three runs thanks to three-run homers.

- Miguel Torres had two hits, including a triple, from the lead-off spot.

- Chase Smith's double was the team's fourth extra-base hit of the day.

- Matt Parks racked up a season-high three hits as the designated hitter.


On the Mound

- Mason Vogwill got the start for the Lions, allowing two earned runs and striking out four batters in 1.2 innings of work.

- Tyler Jackson came away with his first win of the spring after surrendering just one hit in 1.1 innings of work.

- Phoenix Spiller, Tyler Stabley, Austin Kunkel, Nick Fitzgerald, Brad Richards and Brendan Riotto each threw one inning of relief.

- The Blue & White chased Etwon starter Tyler Dunbar from the game after he allowed three earned runs on seven hits to begin the contest.


Around the Diamond

- Bret Williams' career total of 156 hits is a new program record.

- The Blue Jays committed three errors, leading to three unearned runs.

- Penn State Harrisburg had just one error on the day.

- Ryan McSorley, Travis Van Houten and Chase Smith each swiped a bag for the Lions.


Who's Next?

The Lions get back to Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) play when they travel to Southern Virginia for the first contest of a three-game series on Friday afternoon, April 5.


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