MARCY, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University baseball team was swept on the road Saturday against North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) opponent SUNY Polytechnic Institute, 5-3 and 8-3.
Game 1: SUNY Poly 5, Gallaudet 3
The Bison tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the sixth inning when senior outfielder Chase Magsig (Hudsonville, Mich.) singled to left field driving in junior Blake Phillips (Dalton, Ga.). GU scored again in the top of the seventh, taking a 3-1 lead, but the Wildcats scored four runs on four hits in the bottom of the seventh, including a home run, to take back the lead 5-3.
Senior Albert Blake (Derby, Conn.) took the loss as he pitched over six innings giving up four runs on eight hits, walking one batter and striking out five. Senior Ben Coleman (St. Paris, Ohio) came in, to relieve Blake in the seventh inning, and allowed one unearned run on two hits, one walk and struck out one in 1.2 innings.
Game 2: SUNY Poly 8, Gallaudet 3
The Wildcats (11-12, 3-1 NEAC) scored the first run of the game but the Bison (6-24, 1-5 NEAC) answered in the second inning with two runs. A single from junior Zack Crawford (Newnan, Ga.) brought in junior Justin Strong (Charlotte, N.C.). Senior Brad Stockdill (New Castle, Pa.) stepped up to the plate, knocked the ball to the third baseman who made a throwing error, which allowed Magsig to score.
The Bison were able to score only one more time, in the fifth inning. Stockdill doubled to center field in the top of the fifth and advanced to third on a Wildcat error. Sophomore Kyle Gumm (Dallas, Texas) hit a sacrifice fly that allowed Stockdill to run home, giving the Bison a 3-1 lead. The Wildcats scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings as they regained the lead for good.
Phillips (1-9) took the loss on the mound as he allowed five runs on three hits, walked four and struck out two in 4.1 innings of work.
- Five Bison had hits in both games
- Crawford went 3-for-6 at the plate
- All six GU runs were scored by different players
- Gumm went 3-for-8 with a double, two RBI and scored one run
Gallaudet remains in New York as its travels to Cazenovia College (3-13, 0-4 NEAC) to face the Wildcats in a doubleheader tomorrow (Sunday, April 17) beginning at noon.