FORT MYERS, Fla. - Spring Break got off to a successful start for the Gallaudet University baseball team on Sunday as the Bison doubled up Baruch College, 8-4, at Terry Park Sports Complex in sunny Florida. Gallaudet (5-7) took to the diamond in the afternoon for a second nine-inning game this time against the University of Scranton. The Royals (5-3) got the best of the Bison with a 17-9 victory.
Gallaudet 8, Baruch 4
The Bison were the first to get on the scoreboard with three runs in the fourth inning. Senior third baseman Zack Crawford (Newnan, Ga.) had a RBI single while freshman Austin Sliva-Wynne (Richmond, Texas) had a sacrifice fly RBI to drive in GU's third run.
The six-run lead was more than enough for senior starting pitcher Blake Phillips (Dalton, Ga.) to secure his second win of the season. Phillips (2-1) pitched seven scoreless innings where he allowed five hits and struck out six.
GU's bullpen allowed four runs over the final two frames. The Bison scored two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Baruch's Bryan Flannary (0-1) took the loss as he allowed six runs (four earned) on six hits, two walks and six strikeouts.
Scranton 17, Gallaudet 9
GU dug an early hole as it surrendered 11 runs to the home Royals after three innings of play. The Bison were down 5-0 to start the game after two innings. Gallaudet responded with a run in the top of the third before the Royals used small ball to add six runs in the bottom half.
The Bison continued to chip away at the lead as they scored two runs in the fourth inning. GU trailed 11-3 after six innings.
In the top of the seventh inning, Sliva-Wynne led things off with a triple and scored on a RBI single by sophomore catcher Gilwon Seo (Hongseong, South Korea).
The two teams scored four runs each in the eighth inning. Seo came through with a two-run single to cap a 3-for-4 day with four RBI.
Senior starting pitcher Ian Evans (Murphy, N.C.) took the loss as he surrendered 11 runs on nine hits, three walks in three innings of work. A trio of Bison relief pitchers closed out the game.
- Sliva-Wynne, Gumm and junior Michael Ehlers (Tinley Park, Ill.) recorded triples on Sunday
- Sliva-Wynne and Gumm went 3-for-7 at the plate
- Freshman Frank Diaz (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) had three RBI, two hits, one double
- Seven different Bison had a RBI on Sunday
- Nine different Bison scored a run on Sunday
- Junior Dylan Hayes (Endicott, N.Y.) led the team with three runs scored and nine at-bats
- Bison pitchers recorded 11 strikeouts between the two games
GU heads over to South County Regional Park in Punta Gorda, Fla., tomorrow (Monday, March 13) to go up against SUNY Canton for a 6 p.m. nine-inning game.