WASHINGTON - Gallaudet University hosted its first night game at the GU Softball Complex here Monday night as the Bison played host Trinity Washington University in a non-conference doubleheader. The Bison (10-12) dispatched of the Tigers (0-10) quickly in both games; 17-3 and 10-0 as they concluded after the fifth inning. The festive atmosphere was dampened by rain showers and cooler temperatures as a cold front moved through the nation's capital on Monday evening.
Game 1: Gallaudet 17, Trinity 3 (F/5)
GU overwhelmed the winless Tigers by scoring seven runs in the first inning and 10 runs in the second inning to put the game on lock. The Bison ran wild on the Tigers as Gallaudet swiped a season-high 18 stolen bases, 11 more than the previous best mark this season.
Sophomore Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) led the Bison at the plate going 4-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and five RBI. Neild clubbed an inside-the-park home run in the first inning to score three runs. Freshman Kendall Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) stole a career-high six stolen bases, drove in two runs and hit a double. The Bison had seven extra-base hits in the lopsided win.
Game 2: Gallaudet 10, Trinity 0 (F/5)
In the nightcap, GU picked up where it left off in the first game. The Bison scored eight runs in the first inning off three hits, six walks 11 stolen bases and one hit batter.
Neild singled off the leg of starting pitcher Alyssa King (0-1) to score two runs as King's day ended five batters into the game. Freshmen Lennette Butler (Columbus, Ohio) and Elizabeth Stern (Lexington, Mass.) added RBI singles in the eight-run first inning. GU added two more runs in the second inning.
GU starting pitcher Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) pitched a complete game shutout where she struck out eight batters and only allowed two hits.
- This was the final regular-season home game for the Bison this year
- GU played 21 of its first 22 games at home this season
- The Bison finish with a 9-12 record at the GU Softball Complex in 2019
- Gallaudet is now 1-0 in night games this season
- Monday night was Faculty Appreciation Night
GU will hit the road this weekend for a six games in three days in New York. The Bison will begin the trip at SUNY Delhi (5-5) on Friday, April 12, at 3 p.m.