Gettysburg sweeps Washington to push win streak to 20

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CHESTERTOWN, Md. – Gettysburg outscored host Washington College 20-3 and the 29th-ranked Bullets stayed hot, sweeping a Centennial Conference baseball doubleheader and extending its winning streak to 20 Saturday afternoon.
The Bullets (23-3, 9-0 CC), who stayed undefeated in Centennial Conference play, won the opener 5-0 behind a combined shutout from senior Drew Felsenthal and sophomore Luke Lawrence, then captured the nightcap 15-3, when freshman Rich Power carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning.
Junior Mike Kielbasa had a big day at the plate for Gettysburg, finishing 5-for-7 with a triple and a home run.
Washington dropped to 12-14 and 3-7 in the Centennial Conference.
The first game was a pitcher's duel in the early going, but the Bullets scratched out single runs in the first and third innings against starter Logan Dubbe (1-2). Senior Austin Davis swiped home on a double steal in the first before senior Al Posch  delivered a sacrifice fly in the third.
The Bullets padded their lead with a three-run sixth. Kielbasa clouted his first career home run – a solo shot – against reliever Brian Lewis before senior Patrick O'Grady and Posch added RBI-singles.
Felsenthal (6-1) worked six innings to win his sixth-straight start while running his consecutive scoreless inning streak to 25. He faced his biggest threat in the sixth, when he worked out of a bases-loaded jam with two outs.
Lawrence was summoned out of the bullpen and after allowing a pair of two-out singles in the seventh, he retired the final seven batters en route to his third save of the year, finishing with four strikeouts.
Davis went 3-for-4 with two runs in the opener while Kielbasa finished 2-for-3.
The Bullets jumped on starter Ben Cameron (1-1) with four unearned runs in the top of the first in the nightcap, getting RBI-singles from Kielbasa, senior Mike Elisio, and junior Scott Zanghellini.
It was plenty of offense for Power, who was nearly perfect through the first seven innings. He retired 21 of the first 23 batters that he faced, with two-out walks in the third and seventh as his only blemishes.
With Gettysburg leading 10-0 in the eighth, the Shoremen finally broke through, when Dubbe smacked a solo homer to right. After two walks and an RBI-single Power (4-0) was relieved by senior Rob Stalzer, who allowed another run-scoring single before getting the final out of the eighth and blanking the Shoremen in the ninth.
Power (4-0), who won his fourth-straight start to open his career, allowed just two hits, walked four, and struck out one.
The Bullet offense, in the meantime, was working on a 20-hit game. Simon drilled a two-run double in the third to make it 6-0, and after adding single runs in the fifth and sixth, Gettysburg tacked on seven more runs over the final three innings. Simon clubbed his second home run of the season with a solo drive in the seventh, O'Grady delivered a bases-clearing triple in the eighth, and junior Ryan Smith crushed his first career homer with a two-run shot in the ninth.
Elisio went 3-for-3 for the Bullets while Kielbasa finished 3-for-4 with a triple. Posch finished 3-for-6 while Simon went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs. O'Grady was 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBIs, and two runs, and he also became just the eighth Bullet in school history to reach 100 career runs.