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Bison clipped by Eagles in NEAC doubleheader

GU softball pitcher Jacklyn Zacarias winds up to make a pitch. Her right arm is back holding a neon yellow softball in her hand as she stares at home plate and the batter.

WASHINGTON - Gallaudet University lost a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) softball doubleheader to College of Saint Elizabeth on a blustery and cool Sunday afternoon at the GU Softball Complex. The Bison (6-10, 0-4 NEAC) lost both games to the Eagles (13-5, 3-1 NEAC) in five innings; the first game 12-3 and the second game 14-2.

Game 1: St. Elizabeth 12, Gallaudet 3 (F/5)
The Bison were down 11 runs before they even stepped to the plate to bat in the bottom of the first inning. The visitors batted around as they scored 11 runs on eight hits and left the bases loaded in a first inning that took over 40 minutes to play.

GU got three runs back with a run in the bottom of the first and two runs in the second.

Senior Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) took the loss as she allowed 12 runs (seven earned) on 13 hits, four walks and six strikeouts.

Alyssa Vegas (5-1) earned the win in the circle for the Eagles after throwing over four innings.

Game 2: St. Elizabeth 14, Gallaudet 2 (F/5)
The Eagles jumped out to an 8-0 lead through the first two innings before the Bison got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning with two runs to cut the lead to six.

GU pulled off a double steal for its first run and a second run came home after a Bison base runner got caught stealing.

The Bison were held to a season low two hits, both coming in the third inning with singles to left field.

Zacarias (3-5) took the loss in the second game as she allowed eight runs on 10 hits and walked three. Laura Costello (4-1) picked up the win for the Eagles as she surrendered two runs (one earned) on two hits, two walks and struck out three.

This was the Eagles' last time to visit Gallaudet while a member of the NEAC. The College of Saint Elizabeth will be joining the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) this summer.


  • Four different Bison had hits in the first game
  • GU stole five bases in the second game
  • The Bison went 1-5 this past week
  • Gallaudet went 6-10 during the month of March

Gallaudet will host Cazenovia College (3-4, 0-0 NEAC) on Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. in a conference doubleheader.