WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University softball team celebrated Senior Day here Sunday as the Bison paid tribute to their three seniors in between the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) doubleheader with Penn St.-Berks.
Gallaudet (13-22-1, 4-12 NEAC South) lost the doubleheader to Penn St.-Berks (19-7, 13-1 NEAC South) as the visiting Nittany Lions won 11-1 in five innings and 9-1 in six innings at the GU Softball Complex.
Game 1: Penn St.-Berks 11, Gallaudet 1
Penn St.-Berks scored runs in every inning as it jumped out to an 7-0 lead through two innings. Gallaudet cut the Nittany Lion margin to seven, 8-1, when it scored in the bottom of the third inning.
Walters had a sacrifice bunt that scored junior Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) from third base to get Gallaudet on the scoreboard. Hudson led off the inning with a triple to left field.
Penn St.-Berks went on to score three more runs to end the game early due to the eight-run mercy rule after five innings.
Hogan (6-11) took the loss as she allowed 11 runs (eight earned) on 15 hits and three strikeouts.
Jessica Rozick (11-3) earned the win in the circle for the Nittany Lions as she threw a complete game and surrendered one run on two hits and five strikeouts.
Game 2: Penn St.-Berks 9, Gallaudet 1
The Nittany Lions jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning before the Bison had the chance to bat. In the bottom half of the first, GU was able to get one run back.
Junior Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) had her first sacrifice fly of the season as she flied out to center field as Hogan, who walked earlier in the inning, was able to race home for the run.
Penn St.-Berks scored eight unanswered runs, including three in the sixth inning to end the game due to the eight-run mercy rule.
Barlow (5-8) took the loss in the circle as she allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 12 hits, walked three and struck out one.
Becca Faust (4-2) took the win for the Lions as she allowed one unearned run on four hits, one walk and two strikeouts.
- Freshman Farrah Harmount (Union City, Calif.) continued her five-game hitting streak today
- Harmount led all Bison with a 3-for-3 day at the plate
- Barlow is currently hitting .490 (47-for-96) this season in 35 games
GU honored its three seniors in between the first and second games on Senior Day. These players have dedicated their time and efforts during their time with the softball program and will be greatly missed.
#0 Adele Fass
Fass is a four-year letterwinner and team captain. She is a three-time NEAC Scholar-Athlete honoree. She has played in 120 games and tallied 50 hits, 41 RBI and 27 RBI.
#1 Jordan Hogan
Hogan is a two-year letterwinner and team captain. She has played in 64 games and recorded 60 hits, 42 runs, 30 RBI and 16 doubles. In the circle, she has won nine games, pitched 19 complete games and tallied 56 strikeouts in 171 innings pitched.
#9 Emily Walters
Walters is a three-year letterwinner. She has played in 79 games and tallied 37 hits, 32 runs, 13 RBI and three doubles.
Gallaudet will hit the road later this week and travel to Penn St.-Abington (15-13, 9-5 NEAC South) on Friday, April 28, for two conference games at 3 p.m.