WASHINGTON - It was a Gallaudet University baseball program first here Monday night as the Bison hosted The Catholic University of America for the first night game at Hoy Field. The new lights at Hoy Field, installed this past winter, were officially used tonight for a nine-inning non-conference game. The visitors defeated the Bison, 23-2, on a cool and wet Monday night.
Catholic (15-10) led off the game with a solo home run to left field. The lead was brief as Gallaudet (7-19) scored twice in the bottom half. The Bison got two runners on base, due to a walk and a hit batter, to set the stage for freshman Bryan Ramos-Navarro (Springfield, Mass.), who doubled to left-center field to plate two runs.
Gallaudet held that 2-1 lead until the third inning. Catholic went on to score the next 22 runs behind a 12-run fourth inning.
GU starting pitcher Robersy Delgado (Tampa, Fla.) took the loss as he allowed seven runs (six earned) in 2.1 innings worked where the Cardinals collected eight hits. The Bison used six different pitchers in the game as they struck out 10 batters and walked nine.
Catholic used nine different pitchers in the rare Monday night game. Nick Marini (1-0) picked up the win with a scoreless third inning pitched. The Cardinals played 26 different players in the nine-inning game.
- Four different Bison had a hit in the game
- GU had two doubles
- Junior Matt Scuderi (Jensen Beach, Fla.) struck out four batters in two innings worked
- Monday night was also Faculty Appreciation Day
Gallaudet (0-6 NEAC) will next host Keuka College (8-11, 3-2 NEAC) in a three-game North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) series this weekend at Hoy Field. The teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 13, at noon.