READING, Pa. - The Gallaudet University baseball team concluded its 2019 season here Saturday as it dropped a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) doubleheader to Penn St.-Berks by the scores of 13-2 and 16-4. The Bison complete the year with a 9-30 record and 2-16 mark in conference play while the Nittany Lions improve to 22-13 and 13-5 NEAC.
Game 1: Penn St.-Berks 13, Gallaudet 2
Gallaudet took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning before Penn St.-Berks scored 13 unanswered runs over the course of five innings in the seven-inning game.
Junior Winston Lane III (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) singled home sophomore Darren Drolsbaugh (Lansdale, Pa.), who singled to start the game. Senior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) scored, moments later, on a ground out by junior Austin Altman (Irvine, Calif.).
The Nittany Lions scored twice in the bottom of the first and broke open the game with three runs in the third and six runs in the fourth before the host added two runs in the fifth.
Freshman Josh Dugan (San Antonio, Texas) threw a complete game as he allowed 13 runs (11 earned) on 10 hits, walked nine and struck out two.
Hunter Sentz (6-1) threw five effective innings where he surrendered two runs (one earned) on five hits, walked none and struck out six.
Game 2: Penn St.-Berks 16, Gallaudet 4
GU jumped out to an early lead in the second game as the Bison scored three times to take a 3-0 lead and led 4-2 heading into the bottom of the third. The Nittany Lions tied the game in the bottom of the third and then took the lead for good with eight runs in the fourth to take a 12-4 lead.
Lane had a RBI single in the first inning to bring home Drolsbaugh, again, to start the game. Four batters later, Dugan singled home Lane and junior Matt Scuderi (Jensen Beach, Fla.).
In the third inning, junior Connor Rosko (Austin, Texas) singled home Lane for GU's fourth run of the game.
Penn St.-Berks took advantage of Gallaudet's miscues in the field as the Bison committed seven errors in the first five innings.
Upton (1-2) took the loss, in his final collegiate game, as he allowed 10 runs (six earned) on 12 hits, one walk and struck out two. Drew Skrocki (5-4) picked up the win and allowed four runs on six hits, walked five and struck out five. Reliever Dale Murphy picked up the save with three innings of effective relief pitching.
- Upton finishes his career with a school record 218 hits
- GU finished the season 5-17 at Hoy Field, 2-9 in away games and 2-4 in neutral site games
- Gallaudet lost its final seven games
- This is Gallaudet's fourth straight nine-win season
- The two conference wins are the lowest since GU's last year in the CAC (2010)
This concludes the 2019 baseball season for the Bison.