MINNEOLA, Fla. - The Gallaudet University softball team beat Monday's snowstorm in the nation's capital and got down to Florida for Spring Break in the nick of time over the weekend.
Gallaudet (4-5-1) got its Spring Break trip underway Monday with two non-conference games at Minneola Athletic Complex. The Bison lost the first game 8-0 in six innings to Gordon College. GU lost the second game, by the same score, to State University of New York at Fredonia.
Gordon 8, Gallaudet 0
The Bison played a close game with Gordon through four innings. The Fighting Scots held a 2-0 lead before they scored three runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to end the game by the eight-run mercy rule.
Gordon (1-2) scored three times in the fifth before Gallaudet (4-4-1) was able to record an out. Emily Kline hit a two-run home run in the fifth frame for the Scots.
Senior starting pitcher Jordan Hogan (Severn, Md.) suffered the lost as she allowed eight runs (six earned) on 11 hits, two walks and four strikeouts.
GU had four hits in the shutout.
Fredonia 8, Gallaudet 0
Fredonia (8-4) broke open a scoreless game with three runs in the top of the third inning against Gallaudet. The Blue Devils scored at least one run in every inning from the third inning to the seventh.
Lauren Pixley(2-for-4, two runs, three RBI) smacked a two-run home run in the three-run third.
Junior starting pitcher Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) took the loss as she allowed five runs on 10 hits, walked one and recorded one strikeout.
The Bison only had two hits in the loss.
- Junior Courtney Thomas (Yorkville, Ill.) was the only Bison to have one hit in each game
- Junior Katelyn Koester (Buffalo, N.Y.) had two stolen bases against Gordon
- GU has been shut out three times this season
GU has an off day tomorrow before back-to-back tripleheaders on Wednesday and Thursday. The Bison will go up against University of Minnesota-Morris (8 a.m.), Rochester Institute of Technology (10:30 a.m.) and University of Scranton (1 p.m.) on Wednesday, March 15.