WINCHESTER, Va. - The Gallaudet University baseball team ventured west to Winchester, Va., here Sunday afternoon to take on nationally-ranked Shenandoah University. The Bison fell to the No. 13 Hornets by the score 14-1.
Gallaudet (3-13-1) only trailed 3-0 heading into the third inning where the Bison scored their lone run of the game. Senior third baseman Dylan Hayes (Endicott, N.Y.) reached base on an error and later he came around to score. Fellow senior first baseman Justin Strong (Charlotte, N.C.) singled through the right side of the infield to plate Hayes from second base.
Shenandoah (9-4) scored 10 runs in the decisive fifth inning to break open the game. The Hornets added one additional run in the sixth to cap the scoring in the nine-inning game.
Junior shortstop Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) led the Bison going 2-for-4 as Gallaudet recorded six hits in the loss.
Freshman Quintan Polito (Omaha, Neb.) got the start and took the loss as he allowed 10 runs (nine earned) on eight hits, walked six and struck out two in 4.1 innings of work. Sophomore Robersy Delgado (Tampa, Fla.) pitched the remaining 3.2 innings as he surrendered four runs on six hits and struck out two.
SU's Gerard DePhillips (1-1) picked up his first win of the season as he logged six innings where he allowed one unearned run on six hits, walked two and struck out four. The Hornets had six doubles in the win led by outfielder Henry Delavergne going 2-for-2, three runs, two doubles, two RBI and two walks.
- GU has played 59 innings (seven games) in the past eight days
- Shenandoah is also ranked No. 30 in the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) poll from March 13
Gallaudet will make the short trip to the Catholic University of America on Thursday, March 22, at 3 p.m. for a non-conference game. The Cardinals (14-1) are currently ranked No. 19 in the D3baseball.com/NCBWA poll and No. 29 in the ABCA poll.