March 9, 2010

Kolmar and Hart Claim Ivy League Weekly Honors

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On the heels of a three-game sweep at Maryland-Baltimore County to open the 2010 season, 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 Harvard’s Sean O’Hara, while Hart shared the season's first Rookie of the Week nod with Columbia’s Nick Ferraresi.

Kolmar started all three games against UMBC in right field and went 5-for-11 at the plate. He also drove in four runs, scored a pair of runs and stole a base. He also doubled to record a .545 slugging percentage and drew a walk to round out his on-base percentage for the three-game series at .500. In the first game of Sunday’s twinbill, he went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base. Later in the day, he went 2-for-3, scored a pair of runs and knocked in a run. Kolmar wrapped up the series with an RBI groundout on Monday afternoon.

Hart, got the ball on opening day for Yale and delivered with a solid performance in his collegiate debut. He worked the first five innings of the game, scattering five hits and allowing just one earned run en route to grabbing his first career victory. The southpaw struck out two batters and walked three. He allowed the leadoff hitter to reach safely in just one inning of the Bulldogs’ 7-3 win.

Yale returns to the diamond this afternoon, beginning a stretch of eight games at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational at 4:30 p.m. against the University of Rhode Island at Lake Myrtle Park in Auburndale, Fla.

report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity

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