WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University softball emerged victorious in a doubleheader sweep over Summit University here Saturday at the GU Softball Complex, winning the first game 8-0 after five innings via the mercy rule and 8-4 in the second game.
Game 1: Gallaudet 8, Summit 0
Sophomore Jordan Hogan (Severn, Md.) opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning with a single, which scored senior Kate Fetzer (Noblesville, Ind.). After Hogan stole second base, freshman Morgan Anderson (Faribault, Minn.) brought Hogan and senior Anna Lynch (Falls Church, Va.) home with a single to center field as the Bison immediately held a 3-0 lead.
The following inning saw Fetzer hit her first triple of the season, scoring junior Adele Fass (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and sophomore Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.). Fetzer would eventually score as a part of a four-run second inning, which gave Gallaudet a commanding 7-0 lead after two innings.
Bison sophomore Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) was strong in her debut in the circle this season as she pitched a complete game, only permitting four Defenders to reach base (three hits and one walk) and didn't permit a runner to advance past second base.
Game 2: Gallaudet 8, Summit 4
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Bison offense continued to attack as they scored eight runs, collected 17 hits as every starter had at least one hit. Sophomore Amanda Camacho (San Jose, Calif.) opened the scoring in the second inning with a RBI-single to left field. Two batters later, Fass and Fetzer had back-to-back RBI singles as a part of a four-run inning.
Gallaudet (4-0) would tack on another run in the third inning and three more in the fifth inning, two coming from an inside-the-park home run by Fass. Barlow (two runs) and Camacho (one run) both had three hits, as Camacho added two RBI. Fass had two hits, three RBI and scored twice.
Fetzer picked up her second win of the season as she pitched 6.2 innings, struck out six batters, surrendering only four hits, a walk and two runs.
- Fass went a combined 3-for-4, scoring three runs and hit Gallaudet's first home run of the season
- Gallaudet stole seven bases
- Gallaudet's 17 hits in the second game was a season-high
- 10 different Bison players scored a run in the doubleheader
- The Bison have scored eight or more runs in all four games this season
- This is Gallaudet's best start since the 2013 season when the Bison started 8-0
Gallaudet will host Franklin & Marshall College (0-0) tomorrow (Sunday, March 6) in a doubleheader with the first game scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.