FRONT ROYAL, Va. – The Gallaudet University baseball team lost a doubleheader to Christendom College (2-8) on the road Saturday afternoon. The Bison (4-33) lost the first game 9-3 and narrowly dropped the second game 10-8.
In the first game, Gallaudet jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead before Christendom scored two runs in the second and third and at least one run over the next three innings en route to the 9-3 win. Sophomore Danny Gabel (Staten Island) started the game and suffered the loss while fellow sophomore Brook Fox (Ballwin, Mo.) came into relieve Gabel and close out the game. Offensively in the first game, five different players had one hit led by sophomore Jeremy Shepps (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) and junior Arthur Hess (North Bellmore, N.Y.) recorded a RBI each.
In the second game, Gallaudet started the game with a bang as the Bison scored five runs in the top of the first inning. The big blow came from Shepps who cranked a two-run home run in the first. He finished the game with three hits, two runs and two RBI. Hess added two hits and two RBI. Sophomore Ryan Hastings (Cherry Valley, Mass.) matched Shepps with three hits. Freshman Angelo Leccesse (North Bellmore, N.Y.) also had two hits in the loss. The Knights scored eight runs in the first three innings. GU added three runs in the top of the fifth inning to cut the Christendom lead to one, 9-8. Junior Zane Noschese (Pittsburgh, Pa.) pitched the complete game and took the loss.
Gallaudet has canceled its make-up game with Christendom scheduled for Monday, April 26, as this nine-inning game will not be made up. GU will finish the 2010 season at home on Tuesday, April 27, against Valley Forge Christian College (7-15). The nine-inning game will begin at 3:30 p.m. at Hoy Field.