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Gallaudet swept by Keuka to close out New York trip

GU softball Hannah Neild swings a bat towards a pitched neon yellow softball coming her way during the afternoon.

KEUKA PARK, N.Y. - Gallaudet University wrapped up its New York road trip here Saturday with a doubleheader loss to Keuka College. The Wolves (10-14, 6-4 NEAC) swept the Bison (10-16, 2-10 NEAC) with a 14-2 win in the first game in five innings followed by a close 4-3 game in the second contest.

Game 1: Keuka 14, Gallaudet 2 (F/5)
Keuka jumped out early as it plated five runs in the first inning and a combined five runs over the course of the next two innings as the Wolves led 10-0 after three.

GU got on the scoreboard in the top of the fourth with two runs with back-to-back RBI doubles by senior Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) and sophomore Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.).

Keuka tacked on four more runs in the bottom of the fourth to cap the scoring.

Freshman Freya Seremeth (Frederick, Md.) took the loss in the circle for the Bison as she allowed 14 runs on eight hits and seven walks.

Colleen Mooney earned the win as she threw three shutout innings where she struck out five.

Game 2: Keuka 4, Gallaudet 3
GU scored three times in the top of the first inning to take an early 3-0 lead. The Bison took advantage of an error by the Wolves, which allowed two runners to scamper home to give Gallaudet the early 3-0 lead.

Keuka struck back with two runs in the bottom halve due to a Bison error.

The game remained 3-2 until the bottom of the third when Keuka tied the game on a RBI ground out. The Wolves took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth.

Neild collected both of GU's hits in the contest as she went 2-for-3 at the plate with one run scored.

Zacarias (6-8) threw a complete game as she surrendered four runs (one earned) on five hits, two walks and struck out four.

Keuka starting pitcher Whitney Tyler (6-6) picked up the complete game win as she allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits, one walk and struck out eight in seven innings pitched.

GU will travel to Penn College (12-12, 4-4 NEAC) on Friday, April 19, for a conference doubleheader at 3 p.m.