LANCASTER, Pa. - The Gallaudet University softball team split a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) doubleheader against Lancaster Bible College on a wet Saturday afternoon.
Gallaudet (13-20-1, 4-10 NEAC South Division) cruised in the second game 13-4 in six innings after it lost 11-3 in five innings in the first game to the Chargers (7-23, 3-11 NEAC South).
Game 1: Lancaster Bible 11, Gallaudet 3
Gallaudet jumped to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning as junior Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) singled home senior Jordan Hogan (Severn, Md.) and junior Courtney Thomas (Yorkville, Ill.) drove home Barlow with a RBI-single.
The lead was short-lived as the Chargers rallied with four runs in the bottom of the first.
Lancaster Bible scored 11 unanswered runs including five runs in the second and two in the third.
GU pushed across one run in the top of the fifth when Hogan reached on an error as senior Emily Walters (Gillette, Wyo.) raced home.
The game was called after the top of the fifth inning, due to the mercy rule, as the Chargers led by eight runs after five innings.
Hogan (6-10) took the loss as she allowed 11 runs (eight earned) on 11 hits, walked two and struck out two.
LBC had four batters with two or more hits in the win.
Game 2: Gallaudet 13, Lancaster Bible 4
GU turned the tables on Lancaster Bible in the second game as the Bison scored nine unanswered runs between the second and third innings to take a 9-2 lead. Gallaudet didn't look back as it added four additional runs in the fifth to end the game early due to the mercy rule.
Barlow went 4-for-4 at the plate, two doubles, one triple as she scored three runs and drove in three. She was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.
Freshman Farrah Harmount (Union City, Calif.) matched Barlow going 4-for-4 at the plate with a double, two runs and two RBI. Freshman Jenny Mendis (Brook Park, Ohio) went 3-for-4, one run and two RBI as the Bison tallied 13 runs on 15 hits and eight walks.
Five different Bison drove in two or more runs. Barlow and Hudson led the way with three RBI each.
Barlow (5-7) earned the win in the circle as she allowed four runs on seven hits, one walk and six strikeouts.
- Seven different Bison had a hit in the second game
- Five different Bison combined to tally 12 RBI in the second game
- Every batter in the second game scored at least one run for GU
- Five different Bison had singles in the first game
Gallaudet returns home to close out its home schedule tomorrow (Sunday, April 23) at noon with a NEAC doubleheader against Penn St.-Berks (17-7, 11-1 NEAC South). In between the first and second games, the GU softball program will pay tribute to its seniors on Senior Day.