DeafDigest Sports – April 7, 2018

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— Model rugby

— Model softball

— Gallaudet baseball

— Gallaudet softball doublehader sweep

— men’s national basketball tournament pairings

— Texas boys’ basketball

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Gallaudet softball

Bison softball sweeps Morrisville State in NEAC home opener

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University swept its North Eastern Athletic
Conference (NEAC) home opener against Morrisville State College on a
blustery Friday afternoon at the GU Softball Complex. The Bison shutout
the Mustangs in the first game, 4-0, and scored four runs, again, in the
second game to win 4-1.

Game 1: Gallaudet 4, Morrisville St. 0
Senior starting pitcher Alyssa Barlow (Chandler, Ariz.) tossed a complete
game two-hit shutout in the first game. She went the distance where she
issued three passes and struck out five batters to pick-up her fourth win
of the season.

The two teams were knotted at 0-0 before Gallaudet scored four times in
the bottom of the fifth. Barlow had a two-run single that scored senior
Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) and freshman Hailey Henshaw (Newark,
Del.) to break-up the scoreless tie. Freshman shortstop Hannah Neild
(Litchfield, N.H.) followed with a single to left field to place runners
at the corners.

Junior Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) stepped to the plate and
delivered a double to right field to empty the bases and give GU a 4-0

Game 2: Gallaudet 4, Morrisville St. 1
The Bison (7-11, 2-2 NEAC) wasted little time getting on the scoreboard in
the second game as they pushed across three runs in the bottom of the
first. Gallaudet went on to add an insurance run in the fifth while
Morrisville (3-9, 0-4 NEAC) scored a run in the top of the sixth to
break-up the shutout.

Freshman starting pitcher Hannah Carter (Dayton, Ohio) earned her first
collegiate win as she threw five innings. She allowed one unearned run on
three hits, walked one and struck out four. Zacarias came on in relief to
pick-up her first save of the season as she recorded two scoreless innings
as she struck out five of the seven batters she faced.

Neild led the Bison at the plate as she went 2-for-2, scored twice and
walked once.

Gallaudet will next host Cazenovia College (6-8, 0-0 NEAC) on Sunday,
April 8, at noon in a conference doubleheader. The softball program will
honor its senior class prior to the start of the game.


Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet drops NEAC opener to rival Penn St.-Berks

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University baseball team missed an opportunity
to pick-up some key North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) games against
Penn St.-Berks on a windy and cool Friday afternoon at Hoy Field. GU held
a 5-2 lead in the first game against the Nittany Lions but threw away the
game with several miscues and lost 11-6. In the second game, Gallaudet
kept it close with Penn St.-Berks but couldn’t gain the lead as they lost
3-2 after eight innings as the game was called due to darkness.

Game 1: Penn St.-Berks 11, Gallaudet 6
Gallaudet fought hard in the first game and battled back to tie the
Nittany Lions twice and even held a 5-2 lead after four innings. Penn
St.-Berks outscored the Bison 9-1 the rest of the game as the visitors
scored four times in the top of the fifth, twice in the sixth and three
times in the seventh. GU committed one of its three errors in three of the
four innings that Penn St.-Berks scored runs.

Junior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) smacked a RBI triple to
right-center field in the bottom of the third inning to drive in GU’s
first run. Upton scored, moments later, when senior first baseman Justin
Strong (Charlotte, N.C.) doubled to left field as the Bison knotted the
game at 2-2.

In the bottom of the fourth, senior center fielder Kyle Gumm (Dallas,
Texas) doubled down the left-field line to plate freshman Darren
Drolsbaugh (Lansdale, Pa.). Two batters later, Upton singled up the middle
to score senior catcher Jake Grindstaff (New Market, Md.) and Gumm as
Gallaudet claimed a three-run lead, 5-2.

Freshman pitcher Ethan Denson (Huffman, Texas) walked three batters and
had an errant throw during the four-run fifth for the Nittany Lions. The
visitors took a brief 6-5 lead before GU answered back with a run in the
bottom half to tie the game at six. Drolsbaugh tripled to right field as
Strong scored GU’s sixth and final run.

GU relief pitcher Quintan Polito (Omaha, Neb.) took his fourth loss of the
season as he allowed two runs on two hits and two walks as he recorded no
outs in the sixth.

Game 2: Penn St.-Berks 3, Gallaudet 2
Penn St.-Berks got on the scoreboard twice in the second inning and added
a third run in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead before Gallaudet got on the
scoreboard in the bottom of the seventh. The Bison (3-19-1, 0-2 NEAC)
scored twice but couldn’t tie the game as the game was called for darkness
in the top of the ninth.

GU manufactured two runs in the seventh as the Bison took advantage of two
Nittany Lions errors. Upton had a sacrifice fly to bring home Grindstaff
for GU’s first run. Sophomore Winston Lane (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) then
reached due to a throwing error as senior Dylan Hayes (Endicott, N.Y.)

Hayes, the starting pitcher, went seven innings where he allowed three
runs (one earned) on four hits, walked five and struck out five.

Gallaudet will next host Penn St.-Abington (9-7, 1-0 NEAC) on Sunday,
April 8, at 1 p.m. at Hoy Field in a conference doubleheader.


Model rugby

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Rugby


Date: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 6:15 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 17

Bell Multicultural High School: 37


Model softball

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Softball


Date: Friday, April 6, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 10

Washington Christian Academy: 3


Texas boys’ basketball

• District 4-4A
First team: Aaron Marks, jr., Marble Falls Faith; James Gillman, jr., John
Paul II; Daniel Hickl, soph., Brentwood Christian; Luis Rodriguez, sr.,
John Paul II; Aedan Acheson, sr., Brentwood Christian; Joel Calderon,
soph., Boerne Geneva; Andrew DeLuna, jr., Boerne Geneva; Nathan Ging, jr.,
Brentwood Christian; Keaton Hamilton, sr., Texas School for the Deaf;
Hayden Scott, jr., John Paul II; Connor Troutman, jr., Brentwood

Second team: Colby Offutt, soph., Marble Falls Faith; Micah Best, jr.,
Brentwood Christian; Jonathan Gilman, jr., John Paul II; Jaylen Johnson,
fr., Texas School for the Deaf; Jack Scarboro, soph., Texas School for the
Deaf; Chandler Sexton-Ruiz, jr., Texas School for the Deaf; Garrett
Clairday, soph., San Marcos Academy; Joseph Kapavik, soph., John Paul II;
William Langenbahn, sr., Boerne Geneva; Carlton Peterson, sr., Concordia;
Henry Vina, sr., Boerne Geneva; Antonio Roche-Corona, soph., San Juan


National Deaf Basketball Tournament
next weekend in Round Rock,

some teams can be identified with the city

some teams cannot be identified because the
city location is cannot be located – for example
Deaf Vibe is from where??????

Who are the top players in each team?

Sorry do not know as this information is
not disclosed in the deaf basketball
social media

first bracket grouping

Elite vs #1 DMV Diplomats
NorCal vs #8 Capital City Cardinals

Deaf Vibe vs #4 LACD
Southern Wisconsin vs #5 Roc City Blazers

second bracket grouping

LAD Star City vs #2 ATX Warriors
Arizona Desert Fire vs #7 SE Hoopsters

DFW Infinity vs #3 Indy Hawks
Frederick vs # #6 FSAD Bombers

this is a 16-team top flight national tournament;

winning teams advance
losing teams go to consolation bracket

women’s pairings?

The web site says:

Bracket does not show teams — only times and court.  Teams will be placed
on bracket on Wednesday April 11 during the Team Representative Council.