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Dimmick records four hits

Julia Dimmick (c) 2021 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Julia Dimmick (c) 2021 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
Gettysburg (10-3) 12, McDaniel (7-8) 3 (Game 1 – 6 inn.)
Gettysburg (11-3) 7, McDaniel (7-9) 3 (Game 2)
What: Centennial Conference (CC) softball doubleheader
When:
Sunday, May 2
Where: Gettysburg, Pa.

THE SKINNY STORY
Gettysburg put together a five-run inning in each game to key a sweep of McDaniel. The Bullets took the opener 12-3 before completing the sweep, 7-3.

THE LEADERS
Julia Dimmick (Silver Spring, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) led the Green Terror with four hits in the twinbill, recording two hits in each game.

FOR THE FOES
• Shelby Baker led the Bullets with three hits on the day, including a grand slam that ended game one in the bottom of the sixth inning.
• Olivia Moser also had three hits on the day.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Michaela Persinger (Emmitsburg, Md./Catoctin) led off game one with a single into shallow left field before a pair of errors helped her to score and stake McDaniel to a 1-0 lead.
• Bailey Quinn led off the home half of the inning with a single before stealing second. An error and wild pitch tied the game before Olivia Moser drove in Jess Campana for a 2-1 lead.
• Moser went deep to left field with one out in the third for a 3-1 advantage.
• In the home fourth, Allie Cluster drew a leadoff walk before a sacrifice and Abby Zucatti walk put runners at the corners. Julia Smith drove in pinch-runner MC Waddell before a two-run Campana single and wild pitch on a walk stretched the lead to 7-1.
• Megan Horsey (Elkton, Md./Bohemia Manor) drew a one-out walk in the top of the fifth before a wild pitch and Mattie Whalen (Magnolia, N.J./Sterling) single put runners at the corners. An RBI groundout by Meg Cappadora (Manchester, Md./Manchester Valley) and Paytyn Hazelton (West Palm Beach, Fla./Seminole Ridge) single to right cut the deficit to 7-3.
• Zucatti led off the sixth with a double before scoring on an errant throw. Back-to-back two-out walks extended the inning before Emily Colline singled to load the bases and Shelby Baker followed with a grand slam to right field to end the game early.
• In game two, Moser drew a two-out walk in the bottom of the first before a Colline single and Baker double staked the hosts to a 1-0 lead.
• Julia Schinik led off the second with a double before a wild pitch and Zucatti single made it a 2-0 game. A Moser two-run single and Colline two-run double capped the five-run inning that made it a 6-0 lead.
• Julia Dimmick led off the fifth with a single before Horsey and Whalen added back-to-back one-out base knocks to load the bases for Cappadora, whose sacrifice fly plated Dimmick.
• Smith walked to start the bottom of the inning before scoring on a Colline sacrifice fly with the bases loaded to make it a six-run advantage again.
• Dimmick doubled to start the seventh before tagging up on a deep fly out and scoring on a two-out Whalen single to left. Cappadora followed with a single before a fielding error allowed Whalen to score and put two runners in scoring position. Jasmine Herrera, however, got a fly out to finish off the complete-game win.

THE INSIDE STORY
Julia Dimmick and Paytyn Hazelton had two hits each in game one.
Mattie Whalen joined Dimmick with two knocks in game two.
• The two-hit games for Dimmick were the firsts of her careers.
Taylor Routzahn (Frederick, Md./Frederick) recorded her first collegiate hit in her first at bat of game one. She also threw out a would-be base stealer in her first catching duty of the season.
• Myannah Robinson (Ocala, Fla./Ocala) pitched 4 2/3 innings of relief and struck out five.
• The games were considered non-conference after being added late in the week as a replacement twinbill for Gettysburg on the final weekend of the season.