WASHINGTON - The Bison Baseball Classic began eight weeks ago (Feb. 22) on a frigid Hoy Field and finally came to a close Wednesday night under the newly installed lights as Gallaudet University played host to Marymount (Va.) University. The visiting Saints (15-16) won by 16 runs, 17-1, over the Bison (7-23).
The second day of three of the Bison Baseball Classic got washed out due to rain back in February and forced the third and final day of the classic to be rescheduled later in the season. Washington (Md.) College defeated Stevenson University, 3-1, on March 31 as the Shoremen won the Classic going a perfect 3-0 against the competition. Stevenson finished 2-1 followed by Marymount (1-2) and Gallaudet (0-3).
Marymount built an early 10-0 lead after three innings in the non-conference nine-inning night game Wednesday and never looked back. The visiting Saints had increased their lead to 13-0 before GU got on the scoreboard with a run in the bottom of the seventh.
Junior Winston Lane III (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) singled to center field to plate fellow junior Gilwon Seo (Hongseong, South Korea) and move senior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) over to third base.
MU tacked on two more runs in the eighth and ninth innings to put the game away as the Saints scored 17 runs on 17 hits.
Gallaudet starting pitcher Jaylen Chaney (Flint, Mich.) took the loss as he allowed 10 runs on 10 hits and four walks.
Justin DiDonato (1-0) earned the win for the Saints as he logged 5.1 scoreless innings and struck out five batters.
- Upton tied the school record for career hits (206), held by William Bissell (2010-14), with a single in the sixth inning
- Six different Bison had hits in the loss
- Both team used a combined 11 pitchers in the nine-inning game
- The Saints used 24 players
Gallaudet will hit the road and travel to SUNY Cobleskill this weekend for a three-game North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) series. The Fighting Tigers (11-13, 6-3 NEAC) and the Bison (0-9 NEAC) will begin the series on Friday, April 19, at 2 p.m.