Rains Leaves Yale and Bowling Green in 7-7 Deadlock

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. – 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.

Yale now sits at 4-1-1 on the season. The Falcons’ record moves to 3-7-1 after the stalemate.

Junior lefthander Brook Hart started on the hill for Yale, but was forced to leave after just two innings of work due to a two-hour rain delay. When the rain subsided, senior right-handers Matthew Smith and Robert Gruber and junior southpaw Alex Young combined to toss the remaining three frames before downpours brought the game to an abrupt end.

Junior shortstop Trey Rallis hit a two-bagger for Yale to extend his hitting streak to five games, and sophomore outfielder Zach Tobolowsky picked up his third RBI of the season with a single. Another bright spot for the Bulldogs came behind the plate, as freshman Chris Piwinski made his first career start at catcher and threw out two would-be base-stealers at third base in the fourth inning.

After playing six games in five days to open the 2010 season, Yale will take a well-timed day off on Friday in hopes of waiting out the inclement weather in the Sunshine State. The Elis return to the diamond at Chain of Lakes Park on Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. contest against Central Michigan.

report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity