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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Author: Benjamin Pontz

Benjamin Pontz '20 serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer, event coverage coordinator, news editor, and managing news editor. During his tenure, he has written more than 120 articles, and he led the team that won first place in the 2017 Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage of Robert Spencer's visit to Gettysburg College. Ben is a political science and public policy double major with a minor in music, and he reads up to seven newspapers daily. Follow him on Twitter @benpontz.

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