WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University baseball team earned its first North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) victory this season here Saturday as it hosted a doubleheader against Lancaster Bible College. After falling to the Chargers, 7-0 in the first game, the Bison went on to defeat the Chargers, 4-3, in walk-off fashion in extra innings.
Game 1: Lancaster Bible 7, Gallaudet 0
The Bison struggled to find their offense as they were shut out and held to just two hits in the first game against the Chargers.
Lancaster Bible scored runs in four of the seven innings played. Senior starting pitcher Blake Phillips (Dalton, Ga.) allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits, two walks and struck out four in five innings pitched.
The Chargers took a 2-0 lead into the fifth inning where they would score four times to chase Phillips from the game. GU committed two of its six errors in the decisive fifth inning.
Game 2: Gallaudet 4, Lancaster Bible 3
Gallaudet junior first baseman Dylan Hayes (Endicott, N.Y.) smacked a fly ball to right-center field, just out of the reach of a diving Lancaster Bible outfielder, in the bottom of the 10th inning to drive home the game-winning run. Hayes' clutch hit brought home junior outfielder Kyle Gumm (Dallas, Texas), who tripled to center field, with two outs.
The Gallaudet bench emptied onto the field to celebrate the 4-3 victory. The win snapped a 17-game losing streak for the Bison (6-23, 1-5 NEAC).
Sophomore Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) picked up his first win of the season as he threw a scoreless 10th inning for the Bison.
Gumm (2-for-5, three runs) led off in the first inning with an inside-the-park home run to give GU a quick 1-0 lead.
Lancaster Bible (13-8, 3-3 NEAC) knotted the game at one in the second inning and took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third.
The Chargers extended their lead to two, 3-1, in the top of the sixth inning but Gallaudet responded with two runs in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game.
Senior starting pitcher Ian Evans (Murphy, N.C.) threw nine innings where he allowed three runs (one earned) on six hits, four walks and two strikeouts.
- Gumm's home run was the first of his collegiate career and GU's first of the season
- Gumm's third triple of the season is a new career high
- Evans picked off two runners
- Gallaudet's last win came on March 12
- Three different Bison are batting over .300 this season
Gallaudet will head to Williamsport, Pa., to face Penn College for a NEAC doubleheader on Tuesday, April 18, at 2 p.m.