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Six-Run Seventh Inning Lifts Hopkins Over Gettysburg, 11-3

Austin Sacks hit his second home run of the season.
Austin Sacks hit his second home run of the season.
April 13, 2018

Box Score

 Lauren Dellipoali
By Lauren Dellipoali
Athletic Communications Assistant
The Basics
• Score: Johns Hopkins - 11, Gettysburg - 3
• Records: JHU (18-9, 7-1 CC) • Gettysburg (7-17, 1-7 CC)
• Location: Baltimore, MD • Babb Field at Stromberg Stadium
• Pitching Decision: W - Harrison Folk (1-1) • L - Dan Ball (1-4)
• The Short Story: In the first official night game at Babb Field at Stromberg Stadium, the Johns Hopkins baseball team came away with an 11-3 win to extend its winning streak to eight games.

How it Happened
Tim Kutcher led off the bottom of the first with a single and came around to score on a Chris DeGiacomo triple to deep center field. DeGiacomo then came around to score on a Zach Jaffe groundout to make the score 2-0.
Mike Eberle was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a Mike Smith single. Both runners advanced 90 feet on a balk and came around to score on an Austin Sacks homer to right which made the score 5-0.
• The Bullets got three runs back in the fifth as Ryan Augusts hit a two-run home run and Matt Szcezesney scored on an error to make the score 5-3 Blue Jays.
• The Johns Hopkins offense put up six runs in the seventh to pull ahead 11-3. Smith walked with the bases loaded to force in a run and Nate Davis laced a double down the left field line to score two Blue Jay runners. Dillon Bowman then hit his third home run of the season, as he took the first pitch he saw over the right-center field wall for a three-run shot.
John Donohue and Brent Peterson pitched the last two innings as Hopkins took the 11-3 win.

Team Leaders
Johns Hopkins:
Hits: Eight with one
RBI: Sacks, Bowman (3)
Strikeouts: Nick Burns (3)

Hits: Josh Cubell (3)
RBI: Ryan Augustus (2)
Strikeouts: Ball (3)

What it Means
• Hopkins leads the all-time series 56-51-1 and has won the last seven meetings.
• This is the ninth game Hopkins has scored 10 or more runs, and the Blue Jays are 8-1 in those games.
• JHU now has an eight-game winning streak.
• The Blue Jays are 11-5 when scoring first.

Inside the Box Score
• Eight different Blue Jays registered a hit in the game.
• Sacks now has two home runs and 10 RBI in his freshman season while Bowman has three home runs and 16 RBI this year.
• Hopkins pitching allowed just one walk and struck out five.
• Folk got the win pitching three innings allowing three hits and one run (unearned).
• The Blue Jay defense turned three double plays in the game.

Up Next
• JHU hits the road tomorrow for a doubleheader against Haverford. First pitch is scheduled for 12:30 pm

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