2019/04/16

DeafDigest Sports – April 16, 2019

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— Gallaudet baseball; nearing a record

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf athlete, baseball

— elite deaf athlete, women’s basketball

— a softball no-hitter

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Gallaudet baseball

Bison drop season series with Keuka

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University’s baseball dropped the third and final
game of its season-series with Keuka College here Sunday afternoon at an
overcast and blustery Hoy Field. The visiting Wolves won 17-6 over the
Bison.

Gallaudet (7-22, 0-9 NEAC) scored six runs on 11 hits as the Bison plated
runs in the fourth, fifth and nine innings.

Senior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) led the way at the plate going
3-for-5 with two runs scored and one RBI.

200th career hit

WASHINGTON – It was a milestone day for Gallaudet University senior
Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.), who collected his 200th career hit, with
his second hit in the first game of Saturday’s game with Keuka College.
The visiting Wolves (10-13, 5-3 NEAC) went on to win the North Eastern
Athletic Conference (NEAC) doubleheader over the Bison (7-21, 0-8 NEAC)
with a 5-0 win in the first game and a 9-3 nine-inning win in the second
game.

Game 1: Keuka 5, Gallaudet 0
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Upton singled to right field with one
out to officially tally his 200th career hit. Upton becomes the second GU
baseball player to collect 200 career hits under head coach Curtis Pride.
Upton joins William Bissell, who tallied 206 career hits from 2010-14.

Game 2: Keuka 9, Gallaudet 3
Gallaudet fell behind early as Keuka jumped out 2-0 and later increased it
to 8-1 before the game ended with a six-run win for the Wolve

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Maryland softball

Maryland School for the Deaf 22
Washington Christian Academy 0

Record 5-1

Cassidy Perry, 1 hit
Meghan Luebuhusen, 1 hit
Bridgitta Luttrell,  1 hit

Crystal Salit, 5 IP 6K  No hitter

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elite deaf athlete, women’s basketball

Emma Meesseman

Washington Mystics

Emma, who is 6’5 tall and is from Belgium, is deaf
but functions as a hearing person. She took time out
from WNBA last season to recuperate from the rigors
of back to back pro seasons (Europe then WNBA then
back to Europe).

She is supposed to report to the Washington Mystics
pre-season training camp. But the buzz among
followers of WNBA is that she may, again, stay
home in Europe!

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college deaf athlete

John Keene

sophomore

catcher

baseball

Old Dominion University (NCAA-I, Virginia)

only has appeared in two games without appearing at bat
in his team’s 35 games. There are no significant
statistics on him

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random deafsports thoughts

Speaking of Old Dominion University (see above), it was
a member of the Mason-Dixon Conference in the sixties,
that Gallaudet belonged to.

Fans hated the university because it was new and huge
and won many conference contests in all sports.

In wrestling, Gallaudet’s Phil Aiello faced the Old
Dominion wrestler in the semi finals. The fans booed
Old Dominion and cheered the Gallaudet wrestler.

In a shocking upset, the Gallaudet wrestler won and
reached the finals while the fans erupted in cheers
(hearing fans, not deaf fans).

The Gallaudet wrestler did not win the finals, but for
him, it was something to remember – a standing room
only ovation, only because he defeated a hated
opponent!

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