DeafDigest Sports – March 31, 2018

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Gallaudet baseball

Bison clipped by Seahawks in the ninth

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University battled back, twice, here Friday
afternoon at a blustery and cold Hoy Field against St. Mary’s College of
Maryland but couldn’t rally for a third time against the Seahawks and lost
8-7 in nine innings.

Gallaudet (3-16-1) carried a 7-6 lead into the top of the ninth inning and
only needed three outs to secure its fourth win of the season.

St. Mary’s (8-6) jumped on GU reliever Ethan Denson (Huffman, Texas)
quickly with a single down the third-base line, stole second base and tied
the game, moments later, on a Bison fielding error. The Seahawks swiped
another base and a second Bison fielding error ended Denson’s time on the

Senior Dylan Hayes (Endicott, N.Y.) came on to pitch, with no outs, and
allowed a single up the middle by Lucas Kraft, who brought home the
eventual game-winning run from third. Hayes retired the following three
batters as Gallaudet went into the bottom of the ninth down one run, 8-7.

Denson (1-6) was handed the loss as he allowed two unearned runs on two
hits, three walks and struck out one batter in 1.2 innings of work.

In an unique opportunity, Hayes played eight of the nine positions for the
Bison on Friday. He missed out on completing the rare feat of playing
every baseball position in a game by not catching. Hayes’ rotation went
like this; left field (1st inning), center field (2nd), right field (3rd),
second base (4th), shortstop (5th), third base (6th), first base (7th),
shortstop (8th/9th), pitcher (9th). He finished the day in the field with
two putouts and five assists (a season-high). He went 1-for-4 at the plate
and had a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth to cut the Seahawk
lead to 4-3.

Junior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) helped Gallaudet get its first
lead of the game with a two-run single in the bottom of the fifth as the
Bison led 5-4. Upton finished the game 2-for-4, two runs, two RBI and a


Senior catcher Jake Grindstaff (New Market, Md.) scored a run, drove in a
run and walked twice

GU scored seven runs on five hits

Four different Bison had hits in the game while six different Bison scored
a run

This was GU’s second one-run game this season

The Bison have stolen 11 bases in the past two games

This was Gallaudet’s eighth straight nine-inning game

Gallaudet went 1-12-1 during the month of March

The Bison are halfway through their 40-game schedule

Gallaudet will begin a busy stretch as it enters the month of April. The
Bison will make the short trip over to No. 16 The Catholic University of
America (15-4) on Wednesday, April 4, at 3:30 p.m. for its second to last
non-conference game this season. Gallaudet is set to play 20 games in 26
days beginning with its contest at Catholic. Conference play, in the form
of nine doubleheaders, for GU begins next weekend.


Maryland baseball

MSD Baseball won both games (doubleheader) against Massanutten Military

First game: 11-0

Stefan Anderson: 4-2, 3 RBIs
John werner jr.: 3-2, Triple
Miguel Pavao: 4-2

Pitcher: Stefan Anderson (57 pitches)

Second game: 19-2

Stefan Anderson: 4-3
Brody McAfee: 3-3
Miguel Pavao: 3-3, 2 RBIs
Amaree McKenstry, 4-3, 2 RBIs

Pitcher: Brody McAfee (65 pitches)


elite deaf fighter

Jeff Courtney


MMA fighter

web searches have not provided updates on him

what was last known was that he won the Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu championship in 2015 but no updates
since then

do not know if he is still fighting, or has retired
or is taking a break?


college deaf basketball player

Rogers Printup


men’s basketball

University of California at Davis

his career:
2016-17: Redshirted.

2015-16: Ended with four rebounds vs. UC Riverside (1/21)… Grabbed one
rebound in his first career Big West home game, vs. CSUN (1/14)… Set a
new season high by scoring six points, on a season-high two threes, at UC
Irvine (1/7)… Logged a season-high 22 minutes and finished with five
rebounds, another season/career high vs. Holy Names (1/2)… Tied five
season/career highs at Seattle (12/28): points (3), field goals,
three-point field goals, rebounds and steals (1)… Finished with a steal,
rebound and assist vs. Idaho (12/22)… Recorded his first rebound, assist
and steal as an Aggie vs. Fresno Pacific (11/18)… Scored three points,
on his only field goal attempt of the evening, in his UC Davis debut vs.
North Dakota State (11/13).

this season:
played 25 of his team’s 33 games, starting none

averaged 13.8 minutes on the floor, not among coach’s
first group of subs coming off the bench

averaged 3.8 points per game


a puzzling comment by a deaf soccer player

posted on social media (as edited)

I’ll play for any team. I play for the US National Deaf
Soccer Team and I’m clubless. I’m willing to to anyth
ing to make sure I’m playing and I can bofan assiances
to any team that gives me a chance

this is puzzling. There are amateur soccer teams that play
in local leagues in every city. Even there are indoor
teams that play in local indoor leagues.

Best to just leave it at that.


as posted on baseball social media

Ed Dundon would have been a prominent baseball player
if he didn’t gestabbed in a bar fight. A hearing person
thought Dundon was ignoring him (not knowing he was Deaf)
and stabbed in his right pitching arm. That injury affected
his pitching career.

do not know if this is true. It requires research into
late 19th century publications. Eminent deaf baseball
researcher Ralph LinWeber never maede a mention of this
stabbing curtailing his pitching career.

At any rate, Ed Dundon was the first deaf major leaguer;
Dummy Hoy wasn’t the first deaf major leaguer.