CLERMONT, Fla. - Gallaudet University played a rare softball tripleheader here Wednesday during its Spring Break trip down south. GU went 1-2 on the day as the Bison won in walk-off fashion against University of Minnesota-Morris with a 13-12 victory. GU lost 12-2 to Rochester Institute of Technology and were blanked by University of Scranton, 10-0.
Gallaudet scored nine runs through the first three innings as the Bison held a 9-3 edge over Minnesota-Morris. The Cougars scored a run in the fourth and two runs in the fifth to cut the Bison lead to three, 9-6.
The Bison responded with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Minnesota-Morris tied the game in the seventh with six runs off Barlow (2-3).
Gallaudet received hits from eight of its batters led by Hogan's 3-for-3 game and three RBI. Barlow scored three times, knocked in one run and had three hits. Junior Courtney Thomas (Yorkville, Ill.) went 2-for-3, three runs and three RBI in the lead-off spot to help GU win its fifth game of the season.
RIT 12, Gallaudet 2 (F/5)
The Bison fell behind RIT quickly as the Tigers scored twice in the first, eight times in the second and added insurance runs in the third and fourth inning in a 12-2 victory. GU manufactured a run in the fourth and fifth innings.
The game ended after the fifth due to the eight-run mercy rule.
Hogan took the loss in the circle as she allowed 10 runs (seven earned) on seven hits and one walk.
Scranton 10, Gallaudet 0 (F/5)
GU had one hit against the Royals as freshman Farrah Harmount (Union City, Calif.) singled to lead things off in the third inning.
Scranton (4-3) scored runs in every inning but the third. The Royals pushed across seven runs in the final two innings of the five-inning contest. The game ended after the fifth inning due to the eight-run mercy rule.
Gallaudet (5-7-1) wraps up its Spring Break trip tomorrow (Thursday, March 16) with a tripleheader against Western New England (8 a.m.), Concordia-Wisconsin (10 a.m.) and Lasell (3 p.m.).