TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The Gallaudet University softball team wrapped up its Spring Break trip here Wednesday afternoon at Chain of Lakes - Field 7 as the Bison were shut out against Iowa Wesleyan University, 4-0, and Missouri Baptist University, 12-0, in five innings.
Game 1: Iowa Wesleyan 4, Gallaudet 0
Iowa Wesleyan used six hits and were aggressive on the base paths against Gallaudet to earn the 4-0 win. The Tigers scored their third run in the fourth inning on a passed ball and stole home in the sixth. A single in the first inning and a sacrifice fly in the second inning led to the first two runs in the game.
Gallaudet collected six hits but only left three runners on base as two Bison runners were caught stealing.
Junior starting pitcher Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) took the loss as she tossed two innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits, three walks and three strikeouts.
Zacarias led the Bison at the plate as she went 2-for-3 with a double in the seventh but got stranded on third base in the last inning.
Iowa Wesleyan (1-5) starting pitcher Julie Dodd threw the complete-game shutout as she allowed the six hits, walked one and struck out two.
Game 2: Missouri Baptist 12, Gallaudet 0 (F/5)
Gallaudet hung tough with Missouri Baptist through the first three innings where the Spartans held a 1-0 lead before they scored four times in the fourth and seven times in the error filled fifth to end the game by the eight-run mercy rule after five innings.
Gallaudet (2-9) committed four errors in the field in the seven-run fifth inning. On the flip side, GU only mustered one hit against Missouri Baptist (9-6).
Senior Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) singled in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Freshman Hannah Carter (Dayton, Ohio) took the loss in the circle as she pitched five inning where she surrendered 12 runs (six earned) on 14 hits, one walk and struck out three.
- GU finished the week 1-5 in Florida
Gallaudet returns home and will have a week off before hosting Trinity Washington University on Saturday, March 24, for two non-conference games starting at 1 p.m.