Baseball Continues Success Over Weekend

Cole Wong ’24 pitching for Bullets Baseball. (Photo Courtesy of Gettysburg College Athletics)

By Owen Kutlu, Staff Writer

Gettysburg baseball took the field this past Fri. and Sat. in games against Mount Aloysius and Penn State Berks, respectively. The Bullets were riding a four-game win streak heading into their first duel, and it is safe to say that the momentum carried through the weekend.

Friday – vs. Mount Aloysius

Alexander Wilkie-Viscio ’26 started on the mound for Gettysburg on Friday. Wilkie-Viscio went eight innings strong, holding Mount Aloysius to only three runs on eleven hits, and he finished as the winning pitcher with six strikeouts. Brett Townsley ’27 came in to record the save in the ninth inning, allowing a single run. 

On the offensive end, Will Bercaw ’27 led the way for the Bullets, going 4-for-4 with an RBI and two walks. David Preziuso ’24 batted in four runs, going 3-for-3 with two walks. Hunter Del Guercio ’27 tacked on a solo home run to inflate the lead in the eighth inning. Adam Hicks ’27 also had a solid game with two RBIs of his own. The rest of the scoring was evenly distributed among the lineup, with most players recording a hit and an RBI.

The Bullets took the first game by a whopping score of 19-4 thanks to an impressive team effort. All attention then turned to their bout against Penn State Berks the following day, where they looked to keep the energy up. 

Saturday – vs. Penn State Berks

The Saturday game was all but conventional, as both sides used six pitchers through the seven-inning affair. For the Bullets, John Francesconi ’27 was the starting (and winning) pitcher, as he threw only two innings and gave up two runs. Tyler Hillson ’26, Anthony Dadio ’26, and James Weedon ’25 all pitched for a little over an inning as well.

Bercaw again led the charge on offense for Gettysburg, tallying two hits, three runs, and five RBIs. Jack Pitsner ’25 added three RBIs on two hits, and Kody Clausius ’24 also tacked on three RBIs on his lone hit. By the top of the fourth inning, the Bullets were up by a total of 17-2, and they did not let up. Many Bullets got to see the diamond on Sat. afternoon due to the scoreline and that did not halt the bats.

While Penn State Berks fought back with some runs of their own, Gettysburg continued to stay hot and finished the weekend of baseball off with a 29-15 win on the road. The 29 runs are the most scored in Gettysburg baseball’s program history. The offensive explosion over the two contests shows promising signs for the team as they look to compete well in conference play soon.

The Bullets are back in action at home on Tue., Mar. 26 against Hood College at 3 p.m.

Author: Gettysburgian Staff

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