LANCASTER, Pa. - The Gallaudet University baseball team was swept here Sunday afternoon in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) doubleheader with Lancaster Bible College. The Bison (7-18, 0-6 NEAC) fell 25-1 and 20-11 to the Chargers (6-9, 3-3 NEAC).
Game 1: Lancaster Bible 25, Gallaudet 1
Gallaudet scored the game's first run in the top of the first inning as senior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) singled to right field to bring home sophomore Darren Drolsbaugh (Lansdale, Pa.).
The Chargers tied the game up in the bottom of the first and took its first lead in the second inning as LBC scored six times. The Chargers went on to score 25 unanswered runs on 19 hits in the seven-inning game after GU led 1-0. LBC clubbed five home runs in the 24-run victory.
Gallaudet freshman starting pitcher Josh Dugan (San Antonio, Texas) took the loss as he allowed 13 runs (12 earned) on 12 hits and four walks in three innings pitched. GU used the combination of juniors Jaylen Chaney (Flint, Mich.) and Connor Rosko (Austin, Texas) to close out the game.
LBC starter Trevor High (1-2) picked up his first win as he surrendered one run on three hits, walked two and struck out five. Four different Bison had hits in the loss.
Game 2: Lancaster 20, Gallaudet 11
Gallaudet scored eight runs over the course of the final three innings to cut into the Lancaster Bible deficit but the Bison ran out of time in their comeback bid in a 20-11 loss.
GU got on the scoreboard in the third inning when junior Winston Lane III (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) slugged a three-run home run to left field to tie the game at 3-3.
The Chargers scored the next 11 runs before GU scored three times in the seventh and eighth innings and twice in the ninth. GU closed the gap to eight runs, 14-6, before LBC plated four runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Dugan slammed a two-run homer to center field in the top of the ninth inning to push the Bison into double digits scored.
Junior Austin Altman (Irvine, Calif.) led the Bison at the plate going 4-for-5 while Lane scored three times, drove in three runs and drew three walks.
Drolsbaugh (1-2) took the loss on the mound for Gallaudet as he surrendered 14 runs (12 earned) on 15 hits, one walk and two strikeouts in 5.2 innings worked. Freshman Billy Sowers (Woodland Hills, Calif.) pitched the final 2.1 innings for the Bison and allowed six runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks.
LBC starting pitcher Tyler Greenly (1-2) picked up the win as he threw 6.2 innings and allowed six runs on seven hits, walked six and struck out five.
Charger outfielder Will Welsh clubbed three home runs as LBC tallied six in the win.
- Eight different Bison had hits in the second game
- Gallaudet gave up 19 home runs in the weekend series
- GU was outscored 74-17 in the three-game series with LBC
GU returns home to host The Catholic University of America (14-10) tomorrow night (Monday, April 8) under the lights at Hoy Field. This will mark the first night game at Hoy Field. It is also Faculty Appreciation Day as all Gallaudet University faculty are encouraged to attend.