The Western Maryland baseball team will be gunning for a school-record eighth straight win today when it takes on visiting Gettysburg.
The game will complete a home-and-home series that began Tuesday with a 12-11 win by the Green Terror in a 10-inning thriller at Gettysburg.
Western Maryland (9-3, 3-0 in the Centennial Conference) rallied from a 7-1 deficit in the sixth and had one-run leads after the seventh and eighth before Gettysburg sent the game into extra innings.
The Bullets (3-16, 1-4) had a chance to win in the ninth when they had the bases loaded and one out with the game tied at 11, but Western Maryland freshman outfielder Christiaan Abildso caught a fly ball in left and threw out a runner at the plate. Abildso, who went 4-for-5 and scored four times, scored the game-winner on a Jerry Resh double with two outs in the 10th.
Last Saturday at Swarthmore, Resh became Western Maryland's all-time leader in hits with a second-inning single in the opener of the Green Terror's doubleheader sweep.
He surpassed Gary Carter's mark of 105, set last season, and has 109 going into today's contest. Resh shared CC Player of the Week honors with Johns Hopkins pitcher Todd Ouska and Franklin and Marshall pitcher Bill Boyle.
Resh wasn't the only Green Terror setting a school standard.
On Wednesday, junior midfielder Denise Sarver scored a school-record nine goals in the Green Terror's 23-4 win over visiting Washington College.
The previous mark of eight was accomplished twice by Ann Kangas. She scored eight times against Denison in 1988 and against Gettysburg in 1989.
The Green Terror (3-1, 3-1) will be at Ursinus (5-1, 3-0 in CC play) tomorrow before returning home to play Dickinson (2-3, 1-3) Tuesday.
It seems too early to be thinking about an important stretch, but the Green Terror is on the verge of one. It will play six conference games in four days, starting with a doubleheader tomorrow at Gettysburg.
Then it will be two at home against Muhlenberg Sunday before it closes out the key stretch with two on Tuesday against visiting Dickinson.
The Green Terror will see the conference's top pitcher Sunday in Muhlenberg's Leslie Korkgy, who was just named CC Player of the Week.
The Green Terror had a tough time Tuesday in its opener against Washington College, but overwhelmed the Shoremen in the second game to get the sweep.
The Green Terror pulled out an 8-7 win in the opener. Freshman pitcher Amy Allen (3-1) shut the Shoremen down in the second game, an 11-1 Western Maryland win that went five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Junior Laura Everhart had four hits, including a pair of two-run doubles in the first game.
The Green Terror will open its conference slate tomorrow at Swarthmore before returning home Tuesday to face No. 2 Gettysburg.
Bo Schrott and Dean Coccia each had three goals and five assists to lead Western Maryland (4-3) to a 21-8 win at Goucher on Wednesday.
Becky Duex (Westminster) has played a big role in the Green Terror's successful start.
The junior, who missed all of last season because of knee surgery, is 3-1 at No. 5 singles and 4-1 in doubles play as the Green Terror has gone 4-1 , including three straight.