WASHINGTON - Gallaudet University made the short trip over to The Catholic University of America to face the No. 24 Cardinals in a non-conference game here Wednesday.
The Bison (3-17-1) fell behind early 7-0 and later trailed 16-5 before falling 18-9 as the game was called for darkness in the bottom of the eighth inning.
GU scored four runs in the fifth inning as senior first baseman Justin Strong (Charlotte, N.C.) delivered a two-run double to center field. Sophomore Winston Lane (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) and senior Dylan Hayes (Endicott, N.Y.) both drove in runs to cut Catholic's lead to 10-5 before the Cardinals added six runs in the bottom half.
Gallaudet added two more runs in the sixth and seventh innings. Strong brought home two runs in the sixth on a single. In the seventh, a Bison runner scored from third base on a passed ball and junior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) singled in senior Kyle Gumm (Dallas, Texas), who had walked for the fourth time in the game.
Sophomore Frank Diaz (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) took the loss as the starter lasted one inning where he allowed four runs on five hits and walked one.
MJ Dziczkowski (2-0) picked up the win for the Cardinals as he pitched two innings of relief. Catholic had six doubles and 17 hits in the game.
- Strong went 3-for-5 with four RBI
- Gumm scored three times
- GU had two extra-base hits
- Seven different Bison had a hit
- The Bison used seven different pitchers
Gallaudet returns home to begin North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play this weekend against Penn St.-Abington (8-7) and Penn St.-Berks (5-7).