WESTMINSTER, Md. – Gettysburg broke open a 2-all game with a four-run seventh inning to top McDaniel 14-6 in Centennial Conference (CC) baseball action on Friday.
Kasey Nelson (St. Pete Beach, Fla./St. Michael's [Md.]) recorded a 3-for-4 day to lead the Green Terror (13-20, 5-11 CC), who outhit their visitors 12-10 on the day.
Connor Tom led the Bullets (22-13-2, 10-6 CC) with a seventh-inning grand slam for his only hit, breaking a 2-all deadlock.
Tyler Mitchell led off the seventh with a single up the middle before being erased on a sacrifice bunt attempt in which the defense went for the lead runner.
After a Chuck Probst single and another fielder's choice put runners at the corners with two outs, a passed ball put both runners in scoring position.
McDaniel elected to complete an intentional walk on Will Anderson to load the bases and Tom sent a 1-0 pitch to straightaway center field for a grand slam and 6-2 lead.
Three walks with two outs in the eighth helped key a seven-run frame. Dominick Gasparro laced an 0-1 pitch over the fence in left field for a three-run home run to cap the inning.
The Bullets tacked on an unearned run in the ninth on an Anderson sacrifice fly for a 14-2 lead.
Michael Gallagher (Coatesville, Pa./Dowingtown West) drew a bases-loaded walk to set the final margin.
A pair of third-inning walks and a Logan Sneed double down the line coupled with a two-out fielding error staked Gettysburg to a 2-0 lead.
Back-to-back doubles by Nelson and Eric Grantland (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the fourth.
McDaniel concludes the season at Swarthmore on Saturday. The first game of the doubleheader begins at 12:30 p.m.