By John Zak, Staff Writer
The Gettysburg College baseball team has managed to remain above .500 with a 13-12 record at the midway point of the season, including a 6-4 record at home.
Through this season, one player that has stood out is sophomore Sean Murphy. During this season, Murphy has led the team in batting average with .344 out of 90 at-bats.
Murphy’s ability to hit for contact, along with his 20 RBIs and .406 on-base-percentage, demonstrates how Murphy has proved himself an asset to the team’s offense this season.
Murphy has also been valuable as an outfielder, starting 24 of the Bullets’ 25 games this season and accumulating a fielding percentage of .944, indicating defensive efficiency. Murphy’s most notable performance of the season was against Messiah College on March 27 when he went 2-4, had 3 RBIs, walked once, and scored a run. The Messiah game provided an insight into the future. Murphy is still only a sophomore and has more time to develop his skills further, which already are benefiting the team.
Murphy’s batting average, fielding percentage, and on-base-percentage have shown improvements from his freshman year, and he has several opportunities to build on his success further.