Senior Earns Honors Following Stellar 8-for-12 Performance At The Plate Against Harvard
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Trey Rallis, the senior first baseman for the Yale University baseball team, is among the core of senior leaders on the team that is hoping to keep the quest for a berth in the Ivy League Championship series alive.
The Bulldogs are looking for their first Ivy League championship and Red Rolfe Division crown since 1994, and Rallis is doing his best to make that dream a reality as he leads a group of 10 seniors that will close out their final regular season in a Yale uniform this weekend.
Coming off of Yale's first four-game sweep of two-time defending Ivy League champion Dartmouth since 1998, Rallis kept the Bulldogs heading in the right direction with a 9-for-16 performance at the plate in five games last week. For his efforts, the Ivy League announced today that it named Rallis its Player of the Week. It is the first Ivy League weekly honor of his Yale career.
Yale began the week with a two-game lead over Dartmouth and Brown in the Rolfe Division standings. Yale traveled to Harvard and came home with a split of the four-game series behind an outstanding performance from Rallis. Yale's pair of wins at Cambridge, Mass., combined with Dartmouth's sweep of Brown, has the Bulldogs and Big Green tied for first place in the Rolfe Division at 10-6 with four games remaining on the Ivy League schedule. Yale will close out the regular season with four games against Brown, while Dartmouth finished up with Harvard.
Rallis (La Canada, Calif.) went a stellar 8-for-12 (.750) with two doubles, a home run, four RBIs and five runs scored in a key four-game showdown at Harvard to help Yale return home with a split of the series.
He had hits in three of the four games, and in the only hitless game he had in the series, he still reached base three times on three separate walks. Rallis finished the five-game week with a .632 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage of .875.
An All-Ivy League Honorable Mention selection in 2010, Rallis is Yale's leading hitter overall, with a .364 batting average. He is also Yale's leader in slugging (.543), on-base percentage (.443), hits (47), RBIs (28), doubles (11), home runs (4), total bases (70), walks (16). He also holds a .994 fielding percentage with only two errors in 319 chances at first base.
Sophomore starting pitcher Christopher O'Hare earned a spot on the Ivy League's weekly Honor Roll for his performance last week. He tossed a complete-game four-hitter, his second complete-game four hitter in as many starts, in the third game of the Harvard series on Sunday. He struck out nine Crimson batters with only one walk in an 8-1 victory in which he allowed only one unearned run.
Yale will close out the regular season this weekend with a doubleheader against Brown on Friday, which is Senior Day. The Bulldogs then head to Providence for the second doubleheader against Brown on Saturday. Both doubleheaders are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
Report filed by Jon Erickson Jr., Yale Sports Publicity