Keuka College Baseball Sweeps Gallaudet

Keuka College Baseball Sweeps Gallaudet

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Keuka College Baseball team took both games of a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader on Sunday against Gallaudet Univeristy.

The Green and Gold downed the Bison 12-2 in Game 1 and won the nightcap 5-4.

Keuka College (14-13, 5-5 NEAC) returns home this Tuesday as they face D'Youville College in a non-conference game.

Game 1

The Green and Gold got on the board first on Sunday, breaking through in the third inning. Billy McDermott led the inning off with a single. He later was brought home by Robert LaRue. Kyle Dailey followed that with an RBI single leaving runners on the corners. Dailey stole second and the throw went into centerfield, allowing LaRue to score from third. Kyle Dailey came home on a wild pitch, giving Keuka a 4-0 lead.

Keuka remained ahead 5-2 going into the sixth inning. Sacrifice flies by Brett Fenton and John Rizzo pushed Keuka's lead out to 7-2.

The Green and Gold added four runs in the eighth and one in the ninth on their way to the 12-2 victory.

Getting the win for Keuka was James Matthews. The senior pitched all nine innings. He allowed just one earned run and struck out five Bison.

Game 2

One again, Keuka got out to an early 4-0 lead over Gallaudet. Dave Nuzzo and Tyler Krowiak hit back-to-back singles to start the second inning. They were bunted up a base and Nuzzo scored on an RBI single by Brett Fenton. Dakota Skinner reached on an error that scored Krowiak and John Rizzo had a bunt single that brought home a third run. Jake Redding reached on a fielder's choice that scored Skinner, giving the Green and Gold a 4-0 lead.

Keuka College added an insurance run in the sixth when they scored on a passed ball.

That run would come in useful. Gallaudet rallied in the bottom of seventh. With a runner on second and one out, Gallaudet singled up the middle. Shortstop John Rizzo got the ball and threw to third base, catching the runner too far off the bag. Keuka got the runner in a run down and tagged him out for the second out of the inning. Closer Thomas Fowler got the next batter to foul out to first base to finalize the 5-4 Keuka College victory.