When Dillon Gebler entered the Gettysburg varsity baseball scene, his coaches thought he’d need to shorten up his swing. The 5-foot, 9-inch, 140-pound second baseman converting to outfield just didn’t have enough strength to constitute a stroke made to reach the fence and beyond.
In the dog days of summer in 2016, on a sandlot field behind the Cashtown Community Fire Department, a 14-year-old shortstop made a play that had teammates and opponents alike rubbing their eyes in disbelief.
Some guys say a stolen base starts with a good first step. Brevin Neveker knows a stolen base begins in the dugout.
The Biglerville baseball team took a bus trip on Monday that it hadn’t taken in 27 years, riding into the state playoffs.
An efficient righty, mixing a mid-80s fastball with a few different pinpoint off-speed pitches who was able to find another gear when his team had the lead walked off a winner at Walter Stump Stadium in Pine Grove.
The safety net has been removed — it’s either win or go home.
Gettysburg’s baseball players received District 3 medals for the first time in the history of the program, but there wasn’t a smile to be found.
It was like death by a thousand paper cuts. Each seemingly innocuous slash caused just a little more pain than its predecessor, and the totality of the damage was severe enough to flat-line Biglerville’s hopes of capturing its first District 3 baseball championship since 1992.
If he wanted to, Josh Topper could take an awful lot of credit for Gettysburg’s success through the first two rounds of the District 3 Class 5A Championship bracket. Even while delivering a one-hitter in the semifinals, the Warriors’ ace would do nothing but tip his cap to the defense.