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DeafDigest Sports – March 16, 2018

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— a Gallaudet baseball win

— a softball win

– on and off comeback, now on

— not permitted to box

— deaf MVP player in all-star game

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Decathlon, hearing father & deaf son
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/fighter-flashing-two-ily-hands/

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Gallaudet baseball

finally, a big win

Bison defeat Wisconsin Lutheran, 14-9

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Gallaudet University baseball team defeated
Wisconsin Lutheran College, 14-9, here Thursday at Terry Park.

Gallaudet (3-11-1) picked up its first win during the Spring Break trip as
it scored 14 runs on 13 hits and took advantage of six errors by the
Warriors.

The Bison scored the game’s first run but trailed 4-3 heading into the
sixth inning. The two teams scored twice in the sixth before GU took
control of the game in the seventh. Gallaudet scored five times thanks to
four hits and one error in the seventh. GU put the game away with three
runs in the eighth and one insurance run in the ninth.

In the decisive seventh inning, junior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.)
singled home two runs followed by RBI singles by junior Ryan Gilbert
(Mount Dora, Fla.) and sophomore Winston Lane (Brooklyn Center, Minn.).
Upton drove in three runs and scored twice while Gilbert finished the day
2-for-3 with two RBI.

GU starting pitcher Frank Diaz (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) got into the sixth
inning before turning things over to the bullpen. Diaz threw 5.1 innings,
allowed six runs (four earned) on six hits, walked seven and struck out
one. Sophomore reliever Robersy Delgado (Tampa, Fla.) picked up his first
win of the season as he threw 1.1 innings and allowed one run on two hits,
one walk and one strikeout.

note:
on the Florida tour, Gallaudet lost two games by close scores, 2-1 and
7-5; the two other losing scores were competitive – 7-2, 11-7.

There were no blow out defeats; just hard luck losing scores.

Gallaudet plays today against North Park and then will go home.

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Georgia girls’ basketball

Chynah Johnson played last night in the Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club
Senior All-Star Game.

She was one of 12 girls selected to this team (the first GSD player ever
selected).

Her team won 67-48 with Chynah scoring 11 points.

The big honor was they selected her as the game MVP.

What a way to finish out her basketball career here at GSD.

Congrats to her for a game well played. Go Lady Tigers!!!!!

note:
She was already selected as the DeafDigest Sports Small Schools
Player of the Year in Girls’ basketball

A big honor was given to her at the most recent Mason-Dixon
girls’ basketball tournament. They gave her a honorable
mention honor!

Honorable Mention? Yes! Her team, Georgia SD could not
participate in the tournament because of snowy
weather. Everyone at the tournament (just six schools,
as five schools could not participate for this same
weather reason) knew her from past seasons, and
voted her as Honorable Mention – in absentia.

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Model softball

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball

Softball

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 4:15 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 13

Bullis School: 12

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Model baseball

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Baseball

Baseball

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 1

St. Anselm’s Abbey School: 13

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on and off comeback, now on

UFC veteran Matt Hamill returns to the cage for Unified MMA

a web posting

Matt Hamill is making a comeback and he’ll be doing so with some gold on
the line.

The UFC veteran will take on Teddy Ash for the Unified MMA light
heavyweight title in the main event of Unified 33 on May 11 in Enoch,
Alberta, Canada, the promotion announced Thursday.

Hamill (12-8) is most known for being a pioneer as a deaf athlete who had
a successful run in the UFC. The upstate New York resident was a
three-time Division III national champion in wrestling. Hamill, 41, was
making a push to be on the upcoming UFC Utica card, since he currently
lives in the area. But it appears that the social media campaign failed.

“The Hammer” spent seven years in the UFC from 2006 to 2013. He
famously owns the only victory over Jon Jones, albeit via disqualification
due to illegal elbows. Hamill won his last fight, beating fellow UFC vet
Luiz Cane by knockout in just 38 seconds in April 2017. He has career
victories over the likes of Tito Ortiz, Keith Jardine, Tim Boetsch and
Mark Munoz.

Ash (9-3) has won four straight and is a 205-pound prospect out of
Alberta. The 28-year-old has seven knockouts among his nine victories.

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not permitted to box

edited from a newspaper story

Nyaung Khar Shay is deaf and is 21 years old. His goal is
to become a professional in boxing. So far he has had 4 amateur
fights; winning once and drawing three times.

The problem is the boxing federation of Burma (Myanmar)
would not permit him to box – because of his deafness!
 
They said he must be able to hear referee’s instructions
and the bell.

He is allowed to box in country fairs, but not in registered
professional bouts!
 

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