(Carlisle, Pa) – The Dickinson baseball team surrendered just one unearned run but it proved to be enough as visiting Gettysburg edged the Red Devils, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon.
The Bullets loaded the bases in the top of the first but starting pitcher Harley Moore (Deltaville, Va./Middlesex) closed the door before any runs came across the plate.
The Bullets threatened again in the second, moving runners to second and third with one out. Moore worked his way out again, forcing a pair of routine ground outs to close out the half inning.
Gettysburg pushed across an unearned run in the third as Tommy LeNoir led-off the inning with a single and moved to third on a passed ball and a single by Pat Cody. That set up a sacrifice fly to center off the bat of Nate Simon. Moore recorded back-to-back, looking strikeouts, to end the inning.
Hank Sanders (Wellesville, Pa./Northern) singled and Steven Haynes (Mt. Kisco, N.Y./Horace Greeley) drew a walk in the bottom of the fourth. They moved to second and third but were stranded, keeping the score, 1-0.
Patrick O'Grady reached first on an error in the sixth, but a heads-up play by Sanders resulted in an out as he threw out O'Grady trying to move over to second.
The Red Devils threatened again in the seventh as Haynes reached on an error to lead-off the inning, but was stranded on second for the second time in the game.
The Bullets put runners on first and second in the top of the ninth but the Red Devils held. However, they could not plate the equalizer in the bottom half of the inning.
Eric Hungerford improved to 5-1 with the win, throwing a three-hit shutout, recording eight strikeouts.
Moore scattered eight eights over a complete game effort, recording six strikeouts on the afternoon, while surrendering just one walk and no earned runs.
Sanders led the Devils at the plate, going 2-for-4 on the day. Wachs had the only other hit for Dickinson.
The Bullets improved to 19-10 overall and 6-4 in the Centennial Conference. The Red Devils slip to 11-18 overall and 2-8 in conference play. Dickinson travels to McDaniel College on Tuesday for a 3:30 pm start.