FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Gallaudet University baseball team scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning here Friday against the Bethany (W.Va.) College Bison to take an 8-3 lead. GU only needed six outs to pick-up its third straight win during the 2019 Spring Break trip but Bethany scored six times in the eighth and went on to win 9-8.
Gallaudet (7-12) trailed 2-0 early on after three innings but came back to tie the game at two in the bottom of the fourth inning, after a RBI double by freshman Shea Sliva-Wynne (Richmond, Texas) and a RBI single by junior Austin Altman (Irvine, Calif.).
Bethany (11-4) got a run back in the top of the fifth on a sacrifice fly out to regain a 3-2 advantage.
The GU Bison answered with a RBI single by sophomore Darren Drolsbaugh (Lansdale, Pa.) to tie the game for a second time.
Gallaudet broke open the game in the bottom of the seventh as the Bethany defense committed three errors to allow the GU Bison to score five times on two hits. Senior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) and junior Gilwon Seo (Hongseong, South Korea) had RBI singles in the five-run inning.
Bethany answered with a six-run eighth as Gallaudet's pitching gave out. The GU Bison walked four batters, twice with the bases loaded, before Bethany put together three hits off Upton (0-1) including a RBI triple to tie the game at 8-8 and a RBI single by Jake Stemmeric to score the eventual game-winning run.
Upton took the loss as he allowed the game-winning run to score in two innings of relief work. Freshman Josh Dugan (San Antonio, Texas) started the game and threw into the eighth inning before being lifted for Drolsbaugh, who faced three batters and allowed three runs on one hit and two walks.
Bethany's Neil Woods (1-0) got the win with 2.2 innings tossed to close out the game.
- GU had eight RBI in the game
- The GU Bison left eight runners on base
- Seo led the offense going 3-for-5
- Seven different Gallaudet batters had a hit
Gallaudet returns home to begin North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play against Penn St.-Abington (5-8) on Saturday, March 30, at noon.