(Carlisle, Pa) – The Dickinson baseball team suffered a highly controversial and heartbreaking loss to visiting Gettysburg on Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Bullets.
The Red Devils felt as though they scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but when all was said and done had nothing on the board. Senior Matt Primavera (Erdenheim, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) reached on an error and came around in a single but was called out on a close play at the plate.
A double from first-year Stephen Sakowicz (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South) moved Alex Jacobson (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) to third, bringing the tying run to the plate in junior catcher Rick Hopkins (Egg Harbor Twp., N.J./Holy Spirit). Hopkins launched what appeared to be a game-tying homerun over the scoreboard in left field, but that was ruled foul, holding the score at 3-0 before a strikeout ended the game.
The Bullets took the lead in the sixth inning as Logan Sneed doubled and came in to score on an error. They stretched the margin to 3-0 in top of the ninth. Will Anderson doubled and would come in to score on a sacrifice fly, and Andy Kelly reached on a walk and later scored off the bat of Shawn Moffitt.
Senior Phil Werner (Potomac, Md./St. Andrew's) went 2-for-3 with a double to lead the Red Devils at the plate. Sakowicz finished 1-for-2 with a double and a walk.
First-year Ben Rappaport (Wilton, Conn./St. Luke's) turned in a solid performance on the mound, recording eight strikeouts in 8.2 innings of work.
The Bullets improve to 17-10 overall and 3-2 in the Centennial Conference. The Red Devils slip to 15-12 and 2-5 in the CC. Dickinson travels to Gettysburg on Friday with the first pitch set for 3:30 pm.