Gallaudet University Athletics

02/14/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2020 23:28

Season Preview: Strong team chemistry ready to propel Bison in 2020

WASHINGTON - The Gallaudet University baseball team is healthy and ready to embrace the 2020 season after suffering five season-ending injuries last season. The Bison return the majority of its team from last year as the team chemistry is high heading into the new season.

GU head coach Curtis Pride, now in his 12th season, is excited with what he has seen thus far in the preseason training camp. With a lot of talented veterans returning combined with the team's positive attitude and motivation, Gallaudet should have a strong chance to move up the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) standings this season.

'This year's team chemistry is the best I have ever had,' said Pride. 'We just want to compete, taking this season one game at a time. Our goal is to make the NEAC tournament and just continue to improve.'

Here is a breakdown of the 2020 Gallaudet baseball team.

2019 Review
Record: 9-30
NEAC Record: 2-16
Highlights: Cameron Upton tallied his 200th career hit and finished with 218 career hits
Awards: Cameron Upon selected All-NEAC first team for the second year in a row, D3baseball.com All-South region third team

TOP RETURNERS

Winston Lane III (Brooklyn Center, Minn.), Sr., Third Base
Lane III returns after a strong showing at third base in 2019. In 29 games, he totaled 31 hits, 23 runs, 18 RBI and eight stolen bases. He boasted an impressive, career-high .915 fielding percentage.

KEY LOSSES

Cameron Upton (Vicksburg, Miss.), Utility
Upton was a two-time All-NEAC fist team and ABCA All-South Region Third Team shortstop. Last season, he totaled 62 hits, 17 stolen bases, 78 putouts and posted a .887 fielding percentage.

QUOTING COACH

'This year is the first year that the conference will be divided into two divisions, North and South Divisions. There is no question that the South Division will be extremely competitive, especially with the addition of Penn State Harrisburg. With virtually everyone returning from last year, we look forward to the challenge of improving our standing from last year and finishing in the top 6 in our conference,' Curtis Pride, Gallaudet University baseball head coach

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

With this season the first time the conference is divided into two divisions, it will be even more competitive. Especially with the addition of Penn St. Harrisburg. Despite the challenging schedule that lies ahead, GU baseball is excited to get the season rolling. Their schedule is highlighted by their Spring Break trip to Florida in March in which we will see the Bison play six tough games.

  • Season opener: vs. Valley Forge (Sat., Feb. 15)
  • Home opener: vs. Valley Forge (Sat., Feb. 15)
  • Bison Baseball Classic: Feb. 21-23
  • Conference Opener: vs. Penn St. Berks (Sat., April 4)
  • Faculty Appreciation Day: vs. Salisbury (Tues., April 21)
  • Senior Day: vs. Penn St. Harrisburg (Sun., April 26)
  • NEAC Tournament: May 5-10

BISON HOME GAMES
Feb. 15 vs. Valley Forge (DH), Noon/2:30 p.m.
Feb. 21 vs. Stevenson, 10 a.m.
Feb. 22 vs. Gwynedd Mercy, 2 p.m.
Feb. 23 vs. Muhlenberg, 2 p.m.
Feb. 29 vs. Geneva (DH), Noon/2:30 p.m.
March 1 vs. Washington College, 1 p.m.
March 7 vs Clarks Summit (DH), 1 p.m./3:30 p.m.
March 8 vs. Chris. Newport, 1 p.m.
March 23 vs. McDaniel, 7 p.m.
March 26 vs. Bard, 3:30 p.m.
April 4 vs. Penn St.-Berks (DH), 1 p.m./3:30 p.m.
April 4 vs. Penn St.-Berks, Noon
April 15 vs. Hood, 7 p.m.
April 18 vs. Lancaster Bible, 3 p.m./5:30 p.m.
April 19 vs. Lancaster Bible, Noon
April 25 vs. Penn St. Harrisburg, Noon /2:30 p.m.
April 26 vs. Penn St. Harrisburg, Noon
April 28 vs. Marymount, 7 p.m.

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