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GU wraps up New York road trip against NEAC's top North Division team

Gallaudet softball catcher Jenny Mendis catches a pitch behind home plate.

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. - Gallaudet University softball concluded its New York weekend trip here Sunday and lost both North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) games to Keuka College, the top team in the North Division. The Bison (11-20, 3-11 NEAC) lost 10-2 in five innings in the first game and 11-3 in six innings to the Wolves (11-7, 8-2 NEAC) in the second game.

Game 1: Keuka 10, Gallaudet 2 (F/5)
Gallaudet succumbed to Keuka, early, when the Wolves made quick work of the first three innings and racked up 10 runs on 12 hits to distance themselves from the pack. Gallaudet scored a run in the fourth and fifth innings but the damaged had been done.

Freshman Hannah Carter (Dayton, Ohio) took the loss as she allowed 10 runs (seven earned) on 13 hits, five runs and two strikeouts.

Keuka's Colleen Mooney (6-3) earned the win in the circle as she went three strong innings and only surrendered three hits and struck out two.

GU's Jenny Mendis (Brook Park, Ohio) and freshman outfielder Hailey Henshaw (Newark, Del.) had two hits each in the loss.

Game 2: Keuka 11, Gallaudet 3 (F/6)
Gallaudet scored first but it was Keuka, who scored the game's final five runs, that ended the game an inning early with an 11-3 victory.

The Bison got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first when freshman shortstop Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) grounded out while senior outfielder Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) raced home from third base.

The 1-0 lead was short-lived as Keuka scored twice in the bottom half and took a 3-1 lead into the fourth inning where GU scored once more. This time Henshaw reached on a fielders choice as Neild scored safely from third to cut the Wolves' lead to one, 3-2.

That was as close as Gallaudet got in the game.

Keuka doubled its run total in the bottom of the fourth as it scored eight of the next nine runs in the game.

Gallaudet senior Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) took the loss in the circle while Keuka's Whitney Tyler (5-3) secured her fifth win of the season.

BISON TRACKS

  • This was the first time Gallaudet has faced Keuka in softball
  • GU has lost eight straight

UP NEXT
Gallaudet will host Lancaster Bible College (5-27, 2-12 NEAC) on Wednesday, April 25, at 3 p.m. as the Bison participate in the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) StrikeOut Cancer - Pink Game as fans and players are encouraged to wear something pink to show their support.