YORK, Pa. – It was a long and cold day for the Gallaudet University softball team on the road at Capital Athletic Conference foe York (Pa.) College as the two teams played a doubleheader. The host Spartans swept the twinbill with two wins 13-2 and 22-1 as both games went five innings.
The Bison (1-19, 0-10 CAC) scored two runs in the top of the first inning against York (28-6, 9-3 CAC) after the first two Gallaudet batters were retired. Freshman Alicia Johnson (San Jose, Calif.) delivered the big blow with a two-run single to score junior Casey McCullough (Oceanside, Calif.) and freshman Kara Gulvas (Crown Point, Ind.).
York was held off the scoreboard through the first two innings against the right-handed Johnson (0-7). The Spartan bats came alive in the bottom of the third as they scored eight runs. York added five runs in the fourth as the game ended in the top of the fifth as the Bison went down in order against Corrine Majczan.
In the second game, York scored early and often as the Spartans scored two or more runs in every inning. The two big innings came in the second (10 runs) and the third (eight runs). Majczan (8-3) went the distance for her second win of the day and eighth win on the season.
GU freshman Nicole O’Malley (Fredericksburg, Va.) had a tough day as she threw 117 pitches in three innings of work. She allowed 20 runs (six earned) on 19 hits as she walked seven, hit one and threw two wild pitches. The Bison defense also committed six errors in the game.
The Bison scored their lone run in the top of the fifth inning as Johnson led off with a double and later scored on a ground out by junior Felicia Williams (Marlton, N.J.). Johnson had Gallaudet’s only two hits in the 21-run loss.
GU has lost eight straight, all conference games, since its one win back on April 2.
Gallaudet will need to bounce back on Saturday, April 10, against Wesley College on the road in Dover, Del. The Wolverines have the same 0-10 CAC record as the Bison and if one team can win two games they will earn the No. 6 seed in next week’s CAC tournament. If the team’s split the doubleheader the final spot in the CAC tournament will come down to a coin flip.