DeafDigest Sports – May 7, 2018

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— Gallaudet baseball doubleheader slugfest sweep

— Indiana baseball sectionals announced

— deaf softball umpire in playoffs

— Maryland track

— a junior college softball catcher

— free agent minor league independent player

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Gallaudet baseball

Upton hits for the cycle as Gallaudet ends season with sweep of SUNY Cobleskill

COBLESKILL, N.Y. – The Gallaudet University baseball team completed its
2018 season here Sunday on a cool and rainy day against SUNY Cobleskill in
a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) doubleheader. The Bison
(9-29-1, 6-12 NEAC) swept the Fighting Tigers (3-28, 2-14 NEAC), a
resurgent program after a six-year hiatus, 9-8 in the first game and 23-14
in the second game. The nine-run win is the largest for Gallaudet this

Game 1: Gallaudet 9, SUNY Cobleskill 8
The teams headed to the last inning tied 6-6 after GU jumped out to an
early 3-0 lead only to watch the host Fighting Tiger score five times in
the bottom of the fourth inning.

Gallaudet tied the game in the sixth inning on a double steal as sophomore
Winston Lane (Brooklyn Center, Minn.) raced home while senior Dylan Hayes
(Endicott, N.Y.) swiped second.

In the seventh, the last inning of the first game, senior outfielder Kyle
Gumm (Dallas, Texas) reached on an error to lead things off while freshman
Darren Drolsbaugh (Lansdale, Pa.) recorded a bunt single to place runners
on the corners. Junior Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.) stepped to the
plate and delivered a two-run double to give GU its first lead since the
fourth. Upton stole third before junior Ryan Gilbert (Mount Dora, Fla.)
drove him home with a single to give Gallaudet a 9-6 lead. After a walk
was issued to Lane, SUNY Cobleskill retired the next three batters to end
the top of the seventh.

The Fighting Tigers started the bottom of the seventh with back-to-back
singles before they hit into a double play. Gallaudet commited its second
error of the inning which allowed SUNY Cobleskill to score its seventh
run. The next batter singled to bring home the second run of the inning.
SUNY Cobleskill had runners on first and second before its final batter
struck out looking.

Freshman pitcher Ethan Denson (Huffman, Texas) got the win while Hayes
picked up his second save of the season.

SUNY Cobleskill starting pitcher Devin Lewis (1-8) suffered the loss as he
allowed nine runs (four earned) on nine hits, two walks and five

Upton led the offense going 4-for-4, three RBI, one run and one double.

Game 2: Gallaudet 23, SUNY Cobleskill 14
Gallaudet’s Cameron Upton hit for the cycle in the second game as he went
6-for-7 at the plate, drove in five runs and scored four times as the
Bison waltzed to a 23-14 victory over SUNY Cobelskill in the nine-inning

The Bison recorded a season-high for runs (23), hits (22), RBI (16) and
extra-base hits (8). GU had six different batters with multi-hit games led
by Upton’s six hits and Gumm’s 5-for-6 game where he scored a game-high
five times, drove in three runs, stole three bases and was a home run shy
of his own cycle.

A player must record a single, double, triple and home run to earn a

Drolsbaugh led the Bison with two doubles as he scored three times and
drove in two runs.

Hayes (1-5) got the start on the mound in his final collegiate appearance
and got GU into the sixth inning before ending his day. Upton and senior
Kenneth Gentzke III (Honeoye, N.Y.) pitched the rest of the way in relief.

SUNY Cobleskill starting pitcher Dalton Stevens (0-1) took the loss.

GU scored runs in seven of the nine innings as the Bison plated eight runs
in the eighth to put the game out of reach.

This marked the final collegiate games for Gallaudet’s senior class of
Gentzke III, Jake Grindstaff (New Market, Md.), Gumm and Hayes. In the
past four years, Gallaudet has won 35 games and 17 conference games.

Gentzke appeared in 25 games in two seasons and logged 35.2 innings
pitched where he struck out 20 batters and won one game. Grindstaff played
in 93 games in four years and tallied 32 hits, 29 runs, 23 RBI, 34 walks
and six stolen bases in 210 at bats. Gumm finished with a .286 batting
average in 145 games (514 at bats) in four seasons where he collected 147
hits, 96 runs, 65 walks, 48 stolen bases, 46 RBI, 18 doubles, 10 triples
and one home run. Hayes played in 135 games in four seasons as he batted
419 times, recorded 123 hits, 61 runs, 42 RBI, 18 stolen bases, 16 doubles
and three triples. He also pitched in 43 games (26 starts) and won five
times, made two saves, three complete games and  logged 162.2 innings and
struck out 60 batters.


Gallaudet won six of its last eight games to end the season
The Bison went 4-4 in away games this year

The six conference wins are the most since the 2014 season

This is the third straight nine-win season for Gallaudet
Gallaudet scored 214 runs as a team, the most in four years

This concludes the 2018 season for the Bison.

despite the 9-29-1 record, team was extremely competitive,
losing 9 games by three runs or less, plus a tie.


Indiana baseball


Class A sectional 58 at University

Game 1: Providence Christo Rey vs. Tindley

Game 2: University vs. Bethesda Christian

Game 3: Indiana Deaf vs. Game 1 winner

Championship: Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner

tournament takes place at the end of this month (dates not specified)


Maryland track

37th General Philip Draper Invitational – Results

MSD Varsity Boys and Girls Track & Field – 37th General Philip Draper
Invitational (35 participating schools from DC/MD/VA metro – May 4, 2018)

Top Performers by MSD athletes

200 Meter Dash : Rajena Guettler (8th) 26.79  Personal Best
                                Cassidy Perry (13th) 27.26. Personal Best

400 Meter Dash: Rajena Guettler (4th) 1:01.21 Personal Best

100 Meter Hurdles: Sierra Herzig-Wilcox (10th) 17.37 Personal Best
                                   Alyssa Glennon (16th) 18.29 Tie
Personal Best

300 Meter Hurdles: Sierra Herzig-Wilcox (10th) 50.03 Personal Best
                                    Alyssa Glennon (29th) 56.42

3200 Meter Run: Miguel Pavao (8th) 10:57.24 Personal Best

Shot Put: Cassidy Perry (6th) 31яя5яя

Triple Jump: Sierra Herzig-Wilcox (4th) 32яя1яя


softball umpire


Helberg does not allow disability to hinder joy

Despite being deaf, Napoleon native Scott Helberg has risen through the
softball umpire ranks to become one of top umps in northwest Ohio. Helberg
will ump in the district tournament for the third-straight season starting

“I have been in district games for three years,” noted Helberg. “(It
is) a lot different from two man to three man (crews) for responsible
movements. There is more pressure, every call is critical and teams expect
quality umpires because their season is on the line.”


a junior college softball catcher

Baylor Miles


Crowder College (Missouri), a two-year college

as the catcher, played 59 games

hit .411 (67 hits in 163 at bats)

hit 11 homers

she is hard of hearing


free agent independent minor league player

Dmitri Kourtis

relief pitcher

Lincoln Salt Dogs, independent minor league team, 2017

After pitching in relief for the 2017 Salt Dogs, he has not
been offered a contract to play in the 2018 season,
making him a free agent. He is still looking around and
hoping to find another team that will sign him.

He is deaf but functions as a hearing person