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Yale's Win Streak Snapped At Army

(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

WEST POINT, N.Y. — The Yale University baseball team's second longest winning streak of the season came to an end on Wednesday.

One big inning from the bats of Army was all that was needed to put Yale on the losing end of a 10-2 decision to the Black Knights in a non-conference game at Doubleday Field on the campus of the U.S. Military Academy.

The Black Knights used a nine-run third inning to break a 1-1 tie and blow the game open. Yale was able to score another run, but the damage had already been done and the Bulldogs could not put together a rally to prevent their five-game winning streak from being snapped.

The Black Knights (15-19) sent 12 batters to the plate in the third inning, using four hits, six walks and a Yale error to plate their nine runs. The first two batters of the inning walked before third baseman Clint Moore belted a three-run home run to left field to put Army ahead 4-1. Two more walks and an RBI single to right-center field off the bat of right fielder Cody Murtle and another RBI single to third base from J.T. Watkins plated two more runs to extend the lead to 6-1. Moore later added a two-run single to cap off the scoring, but by then the Black Knights were comfortably on top 10-1.

Senior captain Andy Megee went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Bulldogs. Trailing 1-0 in the top of the third inning, Megee put the Bulldogs on the board with an infield single that scored Cale Hanson. Gant Elmore drove in Yale's second run of the game with a bases loaded walk in the fourth inning.

Yale used eight pitchers in the game. Sophomore starter Nolan Becker took the loss after giving up four runs in two innings of work.

Yale will look to return to the win column during a key Rolfe Division matchup against Ivy League rival Harvard in Cambridge, Mass., this weekend beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday followed by another twin bill on Sunday.

Report filed by Jon Erickson Jr., Yale Sports Publicity