FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Gallaudet University baseball team suffered a setback Sunday against University of Mary Washington as the Eagles swept the non-conference doubleheader at Dickinson Stadium 9-1, 4-0.
The Bison tallied 19 hits the day before in a doubleheader sweep over Valley Forge Christian College but Mary Washington (7-10-1) only surrendered five hits to the Bison (11-8) all day. UMW pitcher Torey Mancari (3-2) struck out 15 Bison in the first game as he only allowed two hits, one run and one walk in the complete game gem. In the second game Michael Straub (2-3) had a solid outing as he pitched 5.1 scoreless innings, allowed two hits, walked four and struck out three batters. Zach Hendrix got the save for the Eagles as he closed out the game as he allowed one hits, one walk and registered two strikeouts.
A single by GU senior outfielder William Chapman (Los Angeles, Calif.) scored sophomore outfielder William Bissell (Brewer, Maine) in the fifth inning of game one. That turned out to be the only run UMW's pitchers allowed on the day.
The Bison never threatened in game one as they were sat down in order five times. Mancari struck out two Bison in each inning and struck out the side one time. In game two, Gallaudet squandered numerous opportunities as it left eight runners on base, including four different times it had two runners on base.
Freshman second baseman JJ Klein (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the Bison in the second game with two hits while junior Layton Seeber (Champaign, Ill.) had a hit. Chapman and Bissell were the only Gallaudet batters to register hits in game one.
Freshman pitcher Brandon Holsworth (Beal City, Mich.) pitched a complete game for the Bison in the first game. Holsworth (2-2) struck out three batters and walked only two as he gave up nine runs (seven earned) on 10 hits. Sophomore pitcher Marcus Smith (Baltimore, Md.) took the loss in the second game as he logged three innings, allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits, walked two and struck out two.
Gallaudet will look to get back on the winning track when it will host Wesley College (14-7) on Wednesday, March 28, for a non-conference doubleheader at 1 p.m. The location of this doubleheader has not been determined.