By Daniel Kucin Jr., Special to the AFRO
The Howard University women’s tennis team recently moved up to second place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Northern Division after shutting out Coppin State University 4-0 on April 5.
Howard’s Nicole Hutchison defeated Tinashe Gwaze (6-1, 6-2), Nathalie Finch took down Brittanie Cahua (6-2, 6-3), Kindha Nasef defeated Shariah Dunwell (6-2, 6-3) and Christina Joynes handed Ajla Hrnjic a loss (6-4, 6-2).
Georgetown University’s baseball squad earned a 2-1 win over Xavier University in the second game of a doubleheader on April 6.
Freshman catcher Ryan P. Davis hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning to secure the victory during a nail-biter of a match. Former St. Albans School (Washington, D.C.) standout pitcher Jimmy Swad closed the door after hurling two and two-thirds of an inning and fanned three batters for the win.
If one walk-off victory wasn’t enough for fans, two had to suffice after the Hoyas downed Xavier on April 7 on yet another walk-off single.
Alex Bernauer was the hero after he hit a two-out RBI single in the 11th inning for the win. Swad secured his second-consecutive win after pitching three solid innings and tallied two strikeouts.
Gallaudet University took down Morrisville State College 4-0 in the first game of a softball doubleheader on April 6 and then scored another victory in the second match by the score of 4-1.
Gallaudet infielder Jacklyn Zacarias accounted for two hits, two RBI and outfielder Kelsey Hudson had two hits and scored a run as well in the first contest. Gallaudet Pitcher Alyssa Barlow secured the win after pitching seven innings and struck out five batters.
The Bison held Morrisville State to only one run in the second game as Hannah Carter secured her first win of the year in the circle with four strikeouts. Gallaudet shortstop Hannah Neild scored two runs and had five hits.
George Washington University is riding a four-game win streak after taking down North Carolina Central University twice in a baseball doubleheader on April 6.
The Colonials scored a 10-4 victory over the Eagles behind an admirable pitching performance from sophomore Jaret Edwards. Edwards earned his second win of the season after six and one-thirds innings of work in the first game.
George Washington only needed one run (1-0) to down the Eagles in the second game of the doubleheader. Colin Brophy scored the lone run of the contest and had a hit as well. Elliott Raimo pitched eight and two-thirds innings and fanned 12 batters, but it was Isaiah Pasteur who closed out the contest to earn the win.