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Gallaudet and Trinity play additional inning to make second game official

Gallaudet softball coach Justen Burns smiles after a team win. Assistant Coach Alicia Johnson (left) smiles as well towards the dugout.

WASHINGTON - It only took 15 minutes but 17 days after their second game was halted prematurely, after three and a half innings of play, Gallaudet University and Trinity Washington University played one more inning to make their second March 24 game official.

Gallaudet claimed the 14-0 shutout win in five innings.

Back on March 24, Gallaudet won the first game of the non-conference doubleheader 22-0 in five innings. 

In the second game, Gallaudet jumped out to a 14-0 lead before the umpire asked the Trinity coach if they wanted to stop the game and they agreed along with the Gallaudet coach. The NCAA ruled a no game result and results and statistics would not count until the two teams played one more inning.

Per NCAA rules, this second game goes back to March 24 even though the final inning was played on April 10.

All games statistics from this game now count. GU's record after the second Trinity game makes the Bison 4-9.

GU scored 14 runs on seven hits and 16 walks issued by Trinity. Freshman pitcher Hannah Carter (Dayton, Ohio) earned the win as she threw a complete game two-hit shutout where she struck out six batters. Senior Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) led the offense with a 2-for-2 performance at the plate with two runs, two RBI, two walks and one double. Junior Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) drove in two runs, scored twice on one hit.

Now, Gallaudet's eight games since March 24 now must be revised with a new team record and updated overall statistics.

The Bison are now 9-12 overall heading into Tuesday night's games at Washington Adventist University.