PITTSBURGH - Members of the Gallaudet University softball program volunteered time back on May 16 at PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, at the 9th annual Perfect Pitch baseball and softball clinic for deaf and hard of hearing students. The clinic was for 200 students from the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, grades 7-12.
Gallaudet softball head coach Justen Burns, assistant coaches Alicia Johnson, Chandler Gloudeman and Neal Matthews were joined by Bison student-athlete Jenny Mendis (Brook Park, Ohio) as the group volunteered their time.
Participants got to do drills for hitting, pitching and fielding on the PNC Park field and bullpen. The group met Pittsburgh Pirate players Grant Jackson and Mike McKenry along with the Pirate Parrot mascot.