COBLESKILL, N.Y. - Gallaudet University traveled to New York to begin a busy North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) softball weekend here Friday. The Bison (10-14, 2-8 NEAC) dropped a conference doubleheader to SUNY Cobleskill (9-11, 6-4 NEAC) as the Fighting Tigers won the first game, 10-2 in five innings, and 12-6 in six innings in the second game.
Game 1: SUNY Cobleskill 10, Gallaudet 2 (F/5)
Gallaudet got on the scoreboard first in the opening frame when senior Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) doubled home freshman Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) as the Bison led 1-0.
The Fighting Tigers answered back with a run in the bottom of the first as they scored 10 unanswered runs in three innings.
Freshman Alexandra Monge (Lake Elsinore, Calif.) singled home Zacarias in the fourth inning as the Bison trailed by eight, 10-2.
Zacarias (6-7) took the loss in the circle as she allowed nine runs on nine hits, walked three and struck out one.
SUNY Cobleskill pitcher Rachel Hall (6-5) took the win as she surrendered two runs on five hits, walked one and struck out four.
Game 2: SUNY Cobleskill 12, Gallaudet 6 (F/6)
The Fighting Tigers scored the game's first 10 runs through three innings and never looked back en route to a 12-6 win that ended in six innings.
GU scored five runs in the fifth inning as five different players recorded a RBI via a single or ground out. The Bison scored five runs on six hits that frame.
SUNY Cobleskill smacked two home runs; a solo shot to lead-off the bottom of the first and a two-run shot in the fourth inning.
Freshman Freya Seremeth (Frederick, Md.) got the start and took the loss as she allowed five runs on five hits and five walks..
Fighting Tigers starting pitcher Arielle Kranbuhl (3-2) got the win as she allowed six runs on 12 hits, walked none and struck out nine.
- Six different Bison had two or more hits in the second game
- Sophomore Hailey Henshaw (Newark, Del.) led the Bison going 3-for-4 in the second game
- Five different Bison had hits in the first game
- This is GU's first road game outside of the DMV region
- GU's non-conference doubleheader with SUNY Delhi slated for Friday, April 12, was canceled
- Today's GU-Cobleskill doubleheader was moved up from Sunday to Friday due to forecasted weather this weekend
GU will go up against Keuka College (8-14, 4-4 NEAC) tomorrow (Saturday, April 13) at 1 p.m. for two conference games.