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Sweigart pitches back-to-back complete games as Bison sweep St. Elizabeth

Sweigart pitches back-to-back complete games as Bison sweep St. Elizabeth

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – Freshman softball pitcher Rachel Sweigart (Big Rock, Ill.) had the best day to date in her young career with Gallaudet University as she pitched two complete game victories on Tuesday. The Bison defeated College of St. Elizabeth on the road 12-2 in five innings and 12-5 in the second game of the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) doubleheader.

Sweigart (4-3) allowed just one hit in the first game and surrendered six hits in the second game. She finished her day with a 1.75 ERA as she pitched 12 innings, allowed seven runs (three earned) on seven hits, four walks and seven strikeouts.

The theme of the day for the Bison offense was to score early and often. In the first game the Bison scored 10 runs in the first inning while in the second game Gallaudet scored nine runs through the first three innings played.

Gallaudet (9-19, 6-10 NEAC South) was led offensively during the doubleheader by sophomore Alicia Johnson (San Jose, Calif.) who went 5-for-6 at the plate where she had a triple, two RBI and scored five runs. Sophomore Nicole O'Malley (Fredericksburg, Va.) matched Johnson with five runs scored while junior Casey McCullough (Oceanside, Calif.) led the team with three RBI as she batted .500 (4-for-8) and scored two runs and hit two doubles. Sophomore Michelin Barron (Frederick, Md.) went deep for the Bison in the first game as she batted 4-for-7 and scored three runs. Freshman Serina Arellano (Austin, Texas) scored four runs and collected three hits and a RBI in the win.

St. Elizabeth remains winless this season with an 0-18 record, all games have been in conference play.

GU remains on the road for tomorrow's (Wednesday, April 20) NEAC doubleheader against first-place Wilson College (16-8, 16-2).