Gettysburg runs win streak to 8 games
Gettysburg ran its winning streak to eight straight as the Warriors breezed by Fairfield, 10-0, in five innings in YAIAA baseball action Wednesday afternoon at Gettysburg.
The winning streak has followed a four-game losing streak to start the season.
"We came out flat to start the season and we've focused on playing with more energy since then," Gettysburg coach Ryan Brady said. "Our pitching and defense has done extremely well and the guys have come together well as a team."
Gettysburg (8-4, 7-3 YAIAA III) led 1-0 after the first inning and took advantage of a pair of Green Knight miscues in the second to score three more times. Then in the third, Fairfield committed five additional errors as Gettysburg plated five runs in the frame to put the game out of reach.
"You can't make that many errors against anyone and expect to win," Fairfield coach John Ridge said. "Our pitchers threw strikes, but we have to be able to make plays behind them. That's very frustrating for them, because they are doing what we ask them to do."
Fairfield (6-5, 5-5 YAIAA IV) saw its best chance to score go by the boards in the fourth despite recording three hits, but Gettysburg starter Logan Carbaugh escaped trouble when he induced a flyout to end the threat.
A sophomore, Carbaugh went the distance on 75 pitches, 50 strikes. He allowed five hits with one strikeout and two walks.
"Logan has the right mindset on the mound," Brady said. "He's been a big help for our pitching staff. Especially since we didn't have P.J. (Cosden) to start the season."
Cosden, a senior southpaw, pitched for the first time this season when he threw three innings and 42 pitches on Monday. He was recovering from a sprained UCL ligament in his pitching elbow suffered last winter.
"I was very excited to get back on the mound this week," Cosden said. "It was tough not to be able to pitch."
Ethan Ketterman led the Warriors with two hits, including driving in the first run of the game with a single in the first.
"We knew that we had talent, but its been about putting it all together," Ketterman said. "Early in the year, we made a lot of errors that put us in a hole. But we've really cleaned that up."