June 16, 2010
OHare Named Coastal Plain League Pitcher of the Week
Yale freshman Christopher OHare (Lynnfield, Mass.) was named Rawlings Pitcher of the Week for June 7-13 in the Coastal Plain League.
June 10, 2010
Larsson-Danforth Drafted By Red Sox
Senior Trygg Larsson-Danforth (Mattapoisett, Mass.) was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 49th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.
May 17, 2010
Seven Elis Named All-Ivy
Seven Yale players have been selected to the 2010 All-Ivy Baseball Team that was announced today, including first-team pick Trygg Larsson-Danforth.
May 13, 2010
Three Bulldogs Earn Academic All-District Honors
Trygg Larsson-Danforth, Robert Gruber and Gant Elmore have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 2009-10 Baseball Team. Larsson-Danforth, a senior first baseman, was one of 12 athletes named to the Academic All-District first team. Gruber and Elmore both earned spots on the second team.
May 9, 2010
Andy Megee Elected 2011 Captain; Yale Announces Year-End Awards
John Stuper, the Mazzuto Family Head Coach for Baseball, has announced that the captain of the 2011 Yale baseball team will be third baseman/pitcher Andy Megee. The announcement comes following a team vote at the annual year-end dinner on Thursday evening at Ray Tompkins House. Yale also announced its team awards at the banquet, honoring seven different players.
May 1, 2010
Bulldogs Finish Strong with Senior Day Split
The Yale baseball team capped a record-breaking season on Saturday, splitting a doubleheader with Ivy League foe Brown. Several players reached individual milestones on the day, and the Yale offense added to its résumé of team records, as the Bulldogs dropped game one to the Bears, 8-3, before taking the second by a score of 14-7 to conclude Senior Day at Yale Field and the 2010 campaign win a victory. Junior Trey Rallis went 5-for-7 with two home runs and five RBI in the doubleheader, while sophomore Matt Schmidt went 6-for-9 in the twinbill.
April 30, 2010
Bulldogs Break Team Home Run Record in Doubleheader Sweep at Brown
The Yale baseball team hit five home runs on Friday- bringing its season total to a program-record 43 roundtrippers- en route to sweeping Ivy League foe Brown by scores of 15-9 and 9-3. Sophomore Charlie Neil and junior Andrew Kolmar each had five RBI in the doubleheader; Neils long home run was the record-breaking shot, while Kolmar hit his second grand slam of the season. Senior Trygg Larsson-Danforth, junior Andy Megee and freshman Cam Squires also went yard for the Elis. Junior left-handers Brook Hart and Vinny Lally got the wins on the mound, while senior right-hander Robert Gruber earned a save in game one.
April 29, 2010
Bulldogs to Close Out 2010 against Brown
The Yale baseball team will have a chance to play spoiler this weekend, as the 2010 season concludes with a four-game series against Rolfe Division foe Brown. The Bulldogs (18-21-1, 5-11 Ivy) will travel to Providence to play the Bears (12-27, 9-7 Ivy) in a doubleheader on Friday, while a twinbill at Yale Field closes out the 2010 campaign on Saturday. First pitch of both doubleheaders is scheduled for 1 p.m.
April 28, 2010
Rallis Sets Doubles Mark, Yale Splits Twinbill with Harvard
The Yale baseball team nearly completed an historic comeback at Yale Field on Wednesday, falling behind 13-0 to perennial rival Harvard before storming back to within two runs in game one of an Ivy League doubleheader. Though the Bulldogs were eventually clipped, 14-12, in the opening game, the Elis continued their hot-hitting in the nightcap, salvaging a split with an 8-3 win. Junior designated hitter Trey Rallis went 4-for-7 in the twinbill, hitting two doubles in game one to break the Yale single-season record for two-baggers with 18. Rallis tops the 17 doubles hit by Ryan Lavarnway, who is currently playing in the Red Sox organization, in the 2007 season. Additionally, senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth hit a pair of home runs to become the sixth Yale player to hit 10 or more roundtrippers in a season. Lavarnway holds that record as well, hitting 14 home runs in that same 2007 campaign.
April 27, 2010
Holy Cross Outslugs Bulldogs, 11-9, in Non-Conference Clash
Since scoring just nine runs in a four-game skid at Dartmouth two weeks ago, the Yale baseball team has come alive at the plate. The Bulldogs came into Tuesdays non-conference finale against Holy Cross having scored 37 runs in their last three contests. Yale continued to produce offensively against the Crusaders, tallying nine runs in the nine-inning contest, but the visitors matched the Bulldogs swing-for-swing in the midweek game en route to an 11-9 victory. Freshman centerfielder Cam Squires went 3-for-5 with an RBI out of the lead-off spot for the Bulldogs, while senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth extended his hitting streak to 17 games with two RBI singles.
April 27, 2010
Vinny Lally Earns Ivy League Weekly Honors
After carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning of Saturdays 15-1 victory over Harvard, junior left-hander Vinny Lally has been honored by the Ivy League as its co-Pitcher of the Week. Lally allowed just three hits and one earned run in seven innings of work to earn his team-best sixth win of the season.
April 26, 2010
Non-Conference Slate Concludes Against Holy Cross on Tuesday
While inclement weather has wreaked havoc on the Yale baseball teams schedule for this upcoming week, the Bulldogs will finally return to the diamond on Tuesday as Holy Cross visits historic Yale Field for a 5 p.m. contest. The single nine-inning game will be the last non-conference game for the Bulldogs (17-19-1, 4-10 Ivy), who will resume their four-game set with Harvard on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
April 25, 2010
Baseball Schedule Changes Announced
Due to inclement weather in the Elm City, the Yale baseball team has altered its schedule for the upcoming week. The Bulldogs' Monday doubleheader against Harvard has been postponed; the Crimson will instead visit Yale Field on Wednesday for a twinbill beginning at 2 p.m. Additionally, Yale's scheduled home doubleheader with Holy Cross on Tuesday has been changed to a single, nine-inning game beginning at 5 p.m.
April 24, 2010
Elis Pound Harvard to Earn Doubleheader Split
After a late rally fell short in game one of Saturdays Ivy League doubleheader against Harvard, the Yale baseball team ensured that another comeback bid would not be necessary in the nightcap with the Crimson. The Bulldogs posted seven runs in the first inning and led by a score of 13-0 after four frames en route to a 15-1 victory. Nine different Bulldogs had hits in the rout, led by a 3-for-3 showing by junior designated hitter Trey Rallis and a 4-for-5 performance from sophomore shortstop Matt Schmidt. Junior left-hander Vinny Lally did more than enough to make the huge lead hold up, carrying a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and earning his team-best sixth victory of the season. Harvard held off the Bulldogs for a 7-4 win in the seven-inning first game.
April 23, 2010
Burrell to Receive Polly Sweeten Excellence In Sports Award
Former Yale football and baseball coach Sam Burrell will be given the Polly Sweeten Excellence In Sports Award at the third annual Farnam Neighborhood House Sports Celebrity Breakfast on May 6, at 7:15 AM at Amarantes Sea Cliff.
April 23, 2010
Bulldogs Host Harvard on Saturday and Monday
The threat of inclement weather has altered the schedule, but the Yale baseball team will host historic rival Harvard for a four-game series beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. The squads will play a doubleheader on Saturday and then return to Yale Field on Monday at for a second twinbill (game time TBA). The Bulldogs enter the weekend at 16-18-1 overall and 3-9 in Ivy League play.
April 21, 2010
Wild Wednesday Game Goes to Quinnipiac, 19-18
The Yale baseball came back from deficits of 9-2, 13-9 and 16-14 on Wednesday afternoon at Quinnipiac, taking an 18-16 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning. The host Bobcats, however, made the final comeback on a wild day in Hamden, Conn. as Brian Monack hit a walk-off three-run home run to give Quinnipiac a 19-18 victory. Junior Andrew Kolmar led Yale, going 3-for-3 with two home runs- including a grand slam- and seven RBI. He also walked three times to round out a huge day at the plate. Junior Andy Megee had four runs batted in, while junior Trey Rallis was 4-for-6 with three RBI.
April 20, 2010
Bulldogs Head to Quinnipiac for Midweek Showdown
A rainy October may have washed out the 2009 City Series, but the Yale baseball team will still have a chance to play intra-state rival Quinnipiac this season. The Bulldogs will take a break from the Ivy League slate this Wednesday, trekking to nearby Hamden for a single game with the host Bobcats. First pitch from the shadows of Sleeping Giant is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
April 19, 2010
Tuesday's Baseball Game at Northeastern Cancelled
The Yale baseball team's scheduled contest at Northeastern has been cancelled. The Bulldogs will trek to Quinnipiac on Wednesday for a single 3:30 p.m. contest. Ivy League play resumes this weekend as Yale hosts historic rival Harvard on Saturday and Sunday.
April 19, 2010
Bulldogs Fall in Doubleheader at Dartmouth
The Yale baseball team got 5.2 strong innings from freshman left-hander Christopher OHare at Dartmouth on Monday, but a 10th-inning single by Chris ODowd gave the host Big Green a 3-2 victory in game two of the Ivy League doubleheader. Earlier in the day, Dartmouth took game one at Red Rolfe Field in Hanover, N.H. by a score of 8-2. Junior outfielder Andrew Moore had three hits and two RBI in the twinbill for the Bulldogs.
April 18, 2010
Dartmouth Takes Two from Bulldogs
The Yale baseball team got a stellar pitching performance from sophomore Pat Ludwig in game one and then two RBI off the bat of junior Andrew Kolmar in the nightcap on Sunday at Dartmouth, but the Bulldogs came up short on both ends of the Ivy League twinbill. Ludwig struck out 10 batters as Big Green shutout the Elis, 3-0, and Kolmar homered and tripled in a 7-4 loss.
April 17, 2010
Dartmouth Hosts Elis in Rolfe Division Opener
With a 3-5 Ivy League record entering the weekend, the Yale baseball team can take a huge step forward in the race for the league championship with a quartet of games against the defending Ancient Eight champion, Dartmouth. The Bulldogs (16-13-1 overall) and Big Green (13-12, 4-4 Ivy) will play a pair of doubleheaders beginning at noon from Hanover, N.H. on both Sunday and Monday to open Rolfe Division play. Live stats are available courtesy of the home team for all four contests.
April 16, 2010
Baseball, Softball Schedules Altered For Weekend
Due to inclement weather in Hanover, N.H., the Yale baseball and softball series this weekend have been pushed back. Baseball will now play at Dartmouth on Sunday and Monday at Noon (both doubleheaders). Softball will play at Dartmouth on Sunday at 12:30 PM and Monday at 2:00 PM (both doubleheaders).
April 14, 2010
Elis Earn Doubleheader Split with Fairfield
Six different players had two hits, and right-handers Greg Lyons and Chris Finneran each turned in solid starts on the mound as the Yale baseball team earned a doubleheader split with visiting Fairfield on Wednesday. The Stags rallied to take the first of two seven-inning games by a 4-3 tally, while Yale posted four runs in the top of the first en route to a 7-3 victory in the nightcap. Senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth hit his team-leading eighth home run of the season, joining junior right fielder Andrew Kolmar and sophomore catcher Ryan Brenner with two runs batted in.
April 13, 2010
Bulldogs Host Fairfield in Wednesday Doubleheader
The Yale baseball team used last weeks non-conference doubleheader- a split with Sacred Heart- to get back on track after starting the Ivy League season with four straight losses. The goal has changed this Wednesday, however, as the Bulldogs will look to use a non-conference twinbill against Fairfield to keep their momentum rolling after taking three of four games from Gehrig Division Cornell and Princeton this past weekend. Yale (15-12-1, 3-5 Ivy) will send right-handers Greg Lyons (1-2, 5.79 ERA) and Chris Finneran (0-0, 5.40 ERA) to the mound in the squads final tune-ups prior to the commencement of Red Rolfe Division play on Saturday at defending Ivy League champion Dartmouth. The Stags (12-14, 3-3 MAAC) come to Yale Field as winners of four of their last five games.
April 13, 2010
Robert Gruber Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week
After earning three wins in relief for the Yale baseball team this past week, senior right-hander Robert Gruber has been recognized by the Ivy League as its Pitcher of the Week. Gruber posted a 0.00 ERA in 5.2 inning of work out of the bullpen, scattering just three hits and one walk while striking out three batters in his trio of appearances.
April 11, 2010
Bulldogs Rally to Split Ivy League Twinbill
The members of the Yale baseball team are no strangers to playing from behind. One day after taking two games from Cornell, one in extra innings and one that they trailed entering the bottom of the sixth, the Bulldogs nearly came back from a 7-0 deficit in game one on Sunday against Princeton, then completed a come-from-behind victory with a 6-5 win in the nightcap. The Elis, who also came back from a 10-1 deficit to win on the road earlier this season, were led offensively by three doubles and two RBI from senior Trygg Larsson-Danforth. The Yale bullpen worked 11.0 strong innings in the double-dip, allowing just two earned runs as senior right-hander Robert Gruber got the relief win and junior left-hander Brook Hart notched the save in game two.
April 10, 2010
Bulldogs to Open Ivy League Home Slate with Cornell, Princeton
After taking four losses on the road to open the 2010 Ivy League season, the Yale baseball team kicks off its home league slate looking to get back on track against Gehrig Division foes Cornell and Princeton. The Bulldogs (12-11-1, 0-4 Ivy) will host Big Red (6-10, 2-2 Ivy) on Saturday before the Tigers (7-16, 2-2 Ivy) visit the Elm City on Sunday. Both doubleheaders, which will consist of a seven-inning game followed by a nine-inning game, will begin at noon and will feature audio courtesy of WYBC, Yales student radio station, both online at wybc.com and over the airwaves on channel 1340 AM.
April 10, 2010
Larsson-Danforths Game One Walk-Off Fuels Yale Sweep of Cornell
The Yale baseball team fell behind 2-0 in both ends of a doubleheader against Cornell on Saturday afternoon at Yale Field in New Haven. The Bulldogs, however, proved to be down but not out as they rallied in both contests to sweep the visiting Big Red by scores of 4-3 and 7-5. Senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth hit a walk-off home run to give Yale the win in the seven-inning first game, and junior second baseman Gant Elmore had the go-ahead, two-run double in the nightcap as a part of a four-hit day.
April 8, 2010
Eli Professionals Back to Work
With the 2010 Major League Baseball season upon us, four former Yale baseball players will continue their professional careers this spring. Craig Breslow 02 has begun his fifth season on a Major League roster, suiting up for the Oakland Athletics in 2010. Ryan Lavarnway is climbing the ladder in the Red Sox farm system from Class A Greenville to the Class A Advanced Salem (Va.) Red Sox of the Carolina League, and hurlers Brandon Josselyn 09 and Brian Irving 08 will begin 2010 in Class A with the Clinton (Iowa) LumberKings (Seattle Mariners) and Augusta (Ga.) GreenJackets (San Francisco Giants), respectively.
April 6, 2010
Eight-Game Homestand Starts Tuesday Against Sacred Heart
After playing just two of its first 22 games at home, the Yale baseball team begins a stretch of eight straight games within the familiar confines of historic Yale Field on Tuesday afternoon with a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader against intra-state rival Sacred Heart. The Bulldogs (11-10-1, 0-4 Ivy) are coming off a tough Ivy League weekend at Columbia and Penn, with the other half of the Gehrig Division- Cornell and Princeton- coming to New Haven this weekend. The Pioneers (9-13, 2-2 NEC) dropped the last two games of a four-game home series with Northeast Conference rival Quinnipiac this past weekend. Both games will feature live stats and will be broadcast by WYBC, Yales student radio station, with Paul Treadgold 10 and Jonathan Zelig 11L on the call.
April 6, 2010
Bulldogs Split Twinbill with Sacred Heart
Senior Robert Gruber threw 3.1 innings of scoreless relief and junior Gant Elmore drove in the go-ahead run as the Yale baseball team rebounded from a tough Ivy League opening weekend to knock off Sacred Heart by a score of 7-3 in game one of a doubleheader (two seven-inning games) on Tuesday afternoon at Yale Field. The Bulldogs (12-11-1) got four hits apiece from Elmore and junior Andrew Moore in the twinbill, but the visiting Pioneers (10-14) stole game two by a score of 5-4.
April 4, 2010
Penn Takes Two from Yale
Sophomore outfielder Charlie Neil had three extra-base hits, including a two-run home run, but the Yale baseball team dropped both ends of an Ivy League doubleheader at Penn on Sunday. The Quakers took the first game by a score of 5-2 and claimed a 12-4 decision in the nightcap.
April 3, 2010
Columbia, Penn Host Elis on Ivy League Opening Weekend
With inclement weather washing out the Yale baseball teams final Ivy League tune-up against Quinnipiac on Wednesday, the Bulldogs (11-6-1) will dive head-first in Ancient Eight play this weekend at Gehrig Division foes Columbia and Penn. In their most recent action, the Elis took the final two games of a three-game series against NYIT this past weekend, a stretch capped by overcoming a nine-run deficit to down the Bears, 13-10, on Sunday on Long Island.
April 3, 2010
Bulldogs Drop Two Nail-Biters at Columbia
Junior third baseman Andy Megee drove in six runs- including his sixth home run of the season- but the Yale baseball team fell in both ends of an Ivy League doubleheader at Gehrig Division foe Columbia on Saturday. The Lions won game one, 5-3 in extra innings, and claimed the nightcap by a 5-4 margin.
March 30, 2010
Tomorrow's Baseball Game Postponed
Tomorrow's baseball game featuring Yale and Quinnipiac has been postponed due to inclement weather. The Bulldogs and Bobcats will now meet on April 21 in Hamden, Conn.
March 28, 2010
Brenner Hits Three Home Runs; Yale Rallies Past NYIT, 13-10
The Yale baseball team trailed by a score of 10-1 after five innings at the New York Institute of Technology on Sunday, but the Bulldogs stormed back with 12 unanswered tallies to upend the host Bears by a score of 13-10. Sophomore catcher Ryan Brenner had three home runs on the day, and senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth had a pair of roundtrippers, including a grand slam. Junior third baseman Andy Megee had the go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning as junior left-hander Vinny Lally tossed six scoreless innings in relief to facilitate the Yale comeback.
March 27, 2010
Bulldogs Host NYIT on Opening Day at Yale Field
Historic Yale Field begins its 83rd season of faithful service for the Yale baseball team this weekend, as the Bulldogs host the New York Institute of Technology for a Saturday doubleheader to open the 2010 home schedule. Yale (9-5-1) is in the midst of its best 15-game start since 1993, while the Bears from NYIT (3-7) have lost four straight games. The first pitch of game one of the afternoon twinbill is slated for 12 p.m. Both contests will be seven innings, with a nine-inning wrap-up to the series being held in Old Westbury, N.Y. on Sunday at 1 p.m.
March 27, 2010
Ludwigs Gem Leads Bulldogs to Doubleheader Split With NYIT
Pitching ruled the day on Saturday, as the Yale baseball team hosted the New York Institute of Technology in a doubleheader to open the 83rd season of play at historic Yale Field. Bulldogs sophomore right-hander Pat Ludwig turned in the best performance of the afternoon, tossing a two-hit shutout and striking out seven to guide Yale to a 4-0 victory in the nightcap of the twin bill. Earlier in the day, junior left-hander Brook Hart allowed just two runs in 6.1 innings of work but was out-dueled by NYIT right-hander Preston Wasmund as the Bears took a 3-2 decision in extra innings.
March 24, 2010
Bulldogs Bring Three-Game Winning Streak to Storrs
After posting 46 runs en route to taking three out of four games at the University of Hartford this past weekend, the Yale baseball team looks to stay hot at the plate against another Nutmeg State foe- the University of Connecticut. The Bulldogs (9-4-1) ride a three-game winning streak into Storrs on Wednesday, while the Huskies (11-5) will play at Holy Cross on Tuesday prior to hosting the Elis. First pitch of the nine-inning contest from J.O. Christian Field is scheduled for 3 p.m.
March 24, 2010
Huskies Pitch Past Yale, 7-1
The Yale baseball team came into Wednesday afternoons non-conference game at the University of Connecticut averaging 9.28 runs per contest. However, Huskies starter Robert Van Woert and two relievers combined to throw a three-hitter, holding the Bulldogs to just one run in a 7-1 victory. Junior Andrew Kolmar had two hits and an RBI for Yale.
March 23, 2010
Larsson-Danforth and Hart Earn Ivy League Weekly Honors
For the third time in three weeks of action, the Yale baseball team is well represented in the Ivy League Weekly Awards. This week, senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth takes home co-Ivy League Player of the Week honors, while junior left-handed pitcher Brook Hart claims his second Rookie of the Week nod of the young season. Larsson-Danforth shares his weekly laurel with Penns Dan Williams.
March 20, 2010
Bulldogs Thrash Hartford in Doubleheader Sweep
The Yale baseball team scored 27 runs and hammered 31 hits in a doubleheader sweep at the University of Hartford on Saturday, routing the Hawks by scores of 10-0 and 17-5. Meanwhile, junior left-hander Brook Hart allowed just two hits in a complete game shutout, while fellow junior southpaw Vinny Lally surrendered just two earned in the second game. Juniors Trey Rallis and Andrew Moore each had five hits in the twinbill, while Rallis, junior Andy Megee, sophomore Zach Tobolowsky and sophomore Ryan Brenner each homered on the day.
March 19, 2010
Bulldogs Rally to Doubleheader Split at Hartford
The Yale baseball team staged comebacks in both ends of a doubleheader at the University of Hartford on Friday afternoon. After a late rally was not enough to avoid an 8-7 defeat in game one, late-inning home runs from junior Andrew Moore and senior Trygg Larsson-Danforth ensured that the comeback in game two would hold up, as the Bulldogs earned a split of the twinbill with a 12-7 victory. Moore and Larsson-Danforth both homered twice and drove in six runs on the day.
March 17, 2010
Yale Returns to Nutmeg State for Four Games at Hartford
Currently riding its best 10-game start since 1993, the Yale baseball team (6-3-1, 0-0 Ivy) will play in its home state for the first time in 2010, traveling to West Hartford, Conn. for a four-game weekend series at the University of Hartford. The Bulldogs and Hawks will play noon doubleheaders from Fiondella Field on Friday and Saturday. Hartford is currently 2-3 in the young 2010 campaign.
March 16, 2010
Bucknell Tops Bulldogs, 11-6
The Yale baseball team continued its torrid offensive pace on Tuesday, pounding out 13 hits against Bucknell, but the red-hot Bison, who had scored 37 runs in their last two games, brought a bit more firepower to Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale, Fla. Despite three hits apiece for junior second baseman Gant Elmore and senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth, the Bulldogs dropped their final game at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational by a score of 11-6. Larsson-Danforth and sophomore catcher Ryan Brenner each drove in two runs for the Elis.
March 16, 2010
Greg Lyons Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week
After earning the first win and the first save of his career this past week, the Ivy League has recognized Greg Lyons as the co-recipient of the Pitcher of the Week award. The sophomore right-hander posted a 1.17 ERA in 7.2 innings of work in two outings against Rhode Island and Army. Lyons shares the honor with Eric Eadington of Harvard.
March 15, 2010
Fast Start Lifts Bulldogs to 10-6 Victory over Indiana
The Yale baseball team jumped out to a 9-0 lead over Indiana after three innings at Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, Fla. on Monday afternoon courtesy of the long ball. Home runs from junior shortstop Trey Rallis, senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth and junior right fielder Andrew Kolmar fueled the Bulldogs offense as junior left-hander Vinny Lally battled through 6.1 innings to earn the win as Yale downed the defending Big Ten Conference Tournament champion Hoosiers by a final score of 10-6.
March 14, 2010
Elis Rally Past Army, 9-6
Junior designated hitter Andrew Moore drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning, and sophomore right-hander Greg Lyons allowed just one run over the final 3.2 frames as the Yale baseball team came from behind to beat Army, 9-6, on Sunday afternoon in Lakeland, Fla. as a part of the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. In addition, junior third baseman Andy Megee smacked his team-leading third home run of the spring.
March 13, 2010
Big Inning Propels Akron Past Yale, 14-4
Sophomore right-hander Pat Ludwig pitched a gem for the Yale baseball team on Saturday evening against Akron, holding the Zips to just one earned run over the first seven innings of play at Henley Field in Lakeland, Fla. But unfortunately for the Yale hurler, Akrons Alex Loftin was equally as sharp on the mound, and the Zips offense posted a 10-run eighth inning against the Elis bullpen to seal a 14-4 victory.
March 12, 2010
Baseball Schedule Changes Announced
Due to inclement weather in Central Florida, the Yale baseball team has announced changes to Saturday's schedule at the RussMatt Invitational. The Bulldogs will no longer play Central Michigan at Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, Fla., and have added a 6 p.m. game tomorrow against Akron. The contest with the Zips will be held at Henley Field in Lakeland, Fla.
March 11, 2010
Rains Leaves Yale and Bowling Green in 7-7 Deadlock
The Yale baseball team was scheduled to play two against Bowling Green on Thursday afternoon in Winter Haven, Fla. Mother Nature had other ideas, however, as heavy rain washed out the Bulldogs and Falcons just five innings into the first game of the doubleheader. The rain-shortened contest will be recorded as a 7-7 tie. Junior third baseman Andy Megee homered for Yale for the second consecutive day and senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth hit a three-run double for the Elis.
March 10, 2010
Yale Rally Falls Short in 14-10 Loss to Miami
The offense for the Yale baseball team continued firing on all cylinders on Wednesday afternoon, as the Bulldogs scored 10+ runs for the fourth straight game and pounded a season-high 21 hits against Miami of Ohio. Unfortunately, the Elis were hindered by six errors as the Redhawks handed Yale its first loss of 2010 with a 14-10 victory at Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, Fla. Sophomore leftfielder Charlie Neil went 4-for-5 in the game, while junior Andy Megee drove in three runs and hit his first home run of the season.
March 9, 2010
Bulldogs Continue Hot Start with 10-5 Win Over Rhode Island
After opening the 2010 season with a three-game sweep at Maryland-Baltimore County, the Yale baseball team headed farther south to challenge the University of Rhode Island on Tuesday at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. The Bulldogs hot bats also made the trip from the Charm City to Auburndale, Fla. as Yale piled up 10+ runs for the third straight game en route to knocking off the Rams by a score of 10-5. Sophomore catcher Ryan Brenner led the Elis at the plate, going 3-for-4 with four runs batted in.
March 9, 2010
Kolmar and Hart Claim Ivy League Weekly Honors
On the heels of a three-game sweep at Maryland-Baltimore County to open the 2010, juniors Andrew Kolmar and Brook Hart have been honored by the Ivy League for their performances. Kolmar earned co-Player of the Week honors alongside Harvards Sean OHara, while Hart shared a Rookie of the Week nod with Columbias Nick Ferraresi.
March 8, 2010
Home Runs Propel Yale to 10-4 Victory at UMBC
The Yale baseball team completed a three-game sweep of Maryland-Baltimore County this afternoon, hammering the host Retrievers by a score of 10-4 at the Baseball Factory Field at UMBC. Junior shortstop Trey Rallis and sophomore outfielder Charlie Neil each hit three-run home runs in a seven-run third inning that gave the Bulldogs a commanding early lead, while freshman lefthander Christopher OHare made his first collegiate start on the mound, scattering five hits over six innings to earn the victory.
March 7, 2010
Bulldogs Pile Up 18 Runs in Doubleheader Sweep of UMBC
The Yale baseball team got three RBI from four different players and solid pitching in all 16 innings of the season-opening doubleheader at Maryland-Baltimore County en route to sweeping the host Retrievers by scores of 7-3 and 11-3. Junior outfielder Andrew Kolmar led the Yale offense, going 5-for-7 with a double, three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base. Junior Brook Hart and sophomore Pat Ludwig each worked five innings as the Bulldogs starters and earned the victories on the mound.
March 4, 2010
Season Preview: 2010 Bulldogs Are a More Experienced Breed
Fourteen freshmen and sophomores played significant roles on the Yale baseball team in 2009, and with those players now one year older, the Bulldogs have quickly grown from the youngest team in the Ivy League to one of the most experienced. The Elis return 21 letterwinners to the diamond in 2010 as Mazzuto Family Head Coach John Stuper, now in his 18th season in Yale dugout, leads the Bulldogs in the hunt for the programs third Ivy League Championship.
March 3, 2010
Baseball Announces Weekend Schedule Change
The Yale baseball team has altered its schedule for this weekend's season-opening series at Maryland-Baltimore County. Saturday's contest with the Retrievers has been cancelled, while Sunday's game has been changed from a single game to a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. The noon game slated for Monday, March 8 will be played as scheduled.
February 10, 2010
RussMatt Invitational Highlights 2010 Baseball Schedule
The 18th season in the Yale dugout for Mazzuto Family Head Coach John Stuper will be a busy one, as the Bulldogs have a whopping 47 games on tap for the 2010 campaign. Should the weather in the Northeast cooperate, a 47-game season would be the longest in history of Yale baseball, which dates back to a perfect 3-0 season in 1865. In addition to the 20-game Ivy League schedule, spring break dates at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational and four home doubleheaders highlight the non-conference slate.
October 21, 2009
Yale Baseball Duo Participates in National School Lunch Week
Last Wednesday, senior Joe Castaldi and junior Vinny Lally of the Yale baseball team made the trip to Wallingfords Evarts C. Stevens Elementary School to speak with third through fifth graders during National School Lunch Week. The days program focused on the importance of pairing healthy eating habits with an active lifestyle.
October 16, 2009
Rain Washes Out City Series
Due to inclement weather in New Haven, the City Series featuring the Yale, New Haven, Quinnipiac and Southern Connecticut State baseball teams has been canceled. The event will not be rescheduled.
September 17, 2009
Stuper Announces Class of 2013
Mazzuto Family Head Coach for Baseball John Stuper, the winningest coach in Yale baseball history, will welcome six newcomers to the Bulldogs clubhouse for his 18th season in the dugout at historic Yale Field. The Class of 2013, which will round out the 2010 roster at 28 players, is comprised of three pitchers and three position players.
September 8, 2009
Lavarnways Record-Setting Season Propels Greenville Drive to Playoffs
As one of the top hitters in the 144-year history of Yale baseball, former Bulldog Ryan Lavarnway has toppled his share of records. Playing in his first full season of professional baseball in 2009, the Ivy Leagues all-time home run leader has added to his list of personal accolades with one of the best offensive seasons in the history of the Greenville (S.C.) Drive, the Class-A affiliate for the Boston Red Sox.
July 13, 2009
Eli Trio Shines in Professional Ranks
As the 2009 Major League Baseball season reached the All-Star Break this weekend, few players were in more need of the three-day hiatus than left-hander Craig Breslow 02, a reliever for the Oakland Athletics. Breslow, who served as the ace of the Yale baseball team from 1999-2002 as well as the team captain as senior, shares the American League lead with 44 appearances on the hill. In 34.1 innings of work as a middle reliever, Breslow has notched eight holds, stranded 73% of inherited runners and earned his first career victory.