Probst powers Bullets to victory over Penn State York

Chuck Probst hit two grand slams as the Bullets beat Penn State York 11-0 Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics

Chuck Probst hit two grand slams as the Bullets beat Penn State York 11-0
Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor

Two grand slams from your leadoff hitter and a complete game shutout from your starting pitcher can only yield success. That’s exactly how the Gettysburg Bullets baseball team beat Penn State York this afternoon 11-0.

Senior southpaw Rich Power was dominant, striking out 12 in a complete game, four-hit shutout, while junior center fielder Chuck Probst hit a grand slam in the second inning and another in the fourth inning (he was intentionally walked in the sixth) to help the Bullets jump out to an 8-0 lead. They tacked on runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth to get to 11 total on the day.

Probst’s two home runs marked his first collegiate multi-home run game. Entering the game, he had just two career home runs.

“I was just trying to stay relaxed, look for a pitch to drive and put a good swing on it,” said Probst about his approach at the plate.

First-year first baseman Tyler Mitchell reached base in all four plate appearances and scored three runs. Also, first-year right fielder Dominick Gasparro went 2-4 with two runs scored as well.

“We’re just going to stay aggressive at the plate,” said Probst, “and play solid defense behind our pitching staff.”

Now on a seven-game winning streak (including five wins from their spring break trip to Florida), the Bullets are now 8-6-1 on the season. They will look to maintain their momentum when they play Mount Aloysius in a double header at home on Saturday before heading to Penn State Berks and Penn State Mont Alto next week. Conference play begins April 1.

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