Hall Homers Twice as Baseball Overpowers Gettysburg 12-4

Hall Homers Twice as Baseball Overpowers Gettysburg 12-4

GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Sophomore Jake Hall homered twice as the Stevenson University baseball team scored eight times in the final two innings to down Gettysburg College 12-4 Wednesday afternoon at Kirchhoff Field.

Hall's first home run for Stevenson (12-12) came in the top of the second to tie the game 1-1 after Gettysburg (13-8) scraped together a run in the bottom of the first.  His second led off what turned into a four-run inning for the Mustangs in the eighth as the guests pushed across four runs in each of the final two frames.

Stevenson took a 3-1 lead in the top of the third as a two-out double by sophomore Jake Dimon to the gap in right-center brought in senior Nick Peifer and junior Kevin Kopas.  Peifer reached on a fielders' choice, while Kopas singled down the left field line.

Henry Klimowicz tied the game in the bottom of the fifth with a two-run home run for the Bullets before Stevenson reclaimed the lead in the sixth as senior Ian Eberly singled to plate Hall, who opened the inning by reaching on an error.

After Hall's solo shot to open the eighth, Eberly knocked in another run when his double scored sophomore John D'Aquanno.  A sac fly by Peifer brought in Eberly, while a Kopas single plated Wu, who reached on a single.

In the ninth, the Mustangs got an RBI single by pinch hitter sophomore Billy Small, and Wu brought in two runs when he reached on a fielders choice.  Wu scored the final run when freshman Matthew Kerber reached on an error.

Eberly finished 3-6 at the plate with a pair of RBI, while Kopas also finished with two hits as the Mustangs outhit the Bullets 11-8 while taking advantage of seven fielding miscues by the hosts.

Senior Arik Fenstermacher earned the win in relief for Stevenson, tossing two no-hit innings and surrendering just one walk.  Mustang starter senior Matt Myers scattered eight hits in six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) and fanning four without issuing a walk.

Stevenson is scheduled to open a three-game MAC Commonwealth series with Lebanon Valley on the road Friday at 3:30.