2011-12 Yale Baseball News

  • Breslow and Lavarnway: First All-Yale Battery Mates in MLB since 1883
    August 19, 2012
    Breslow and Lavarnway: First All-Yale Battery Mates in MLB since 1883 Former Bulldogs, P Craig Breslow '02 and C Ryan Lavarnway '09, became the first All-Yale battery mates since 1883 in the Boston Red Sox 4-1 win over the New York Yankees Saturday night at Yankee Stadium.
  • Former Bulldog Elias Named Houston Astros Scouting Director
    August 16, 2012
    Former Bulldog Elias Named Houston Astros Scouting Director Mike Elias, a 2006 graduate of Yale University, and a four-year letter winner as a pitcher on the Yale baseball team, was named the new scouting director of the Houston Astros on Aug. 11.
  • Stuper, Pair of Former Bulldogs in the News
    August 08, 2012
    Stuper, Pair of Former Bulldogs in the News The St. Louis Post-Dispatch caught up with head coach John Stuper during the 30th anniversary reunion of the St. Louis Cardinals team that won the 1982 World Series, while the New Haven Register profiled Craig Breslow '02 and Ryan Lavarnway '09, Boston Red Sox teammates.
  • Breslow '02 Acquired by Red Sox; Lavarnway Call-Up Near
    July 31, 2012
    Breslow '02 Acquired by Red Sox; Lavarnway Call-Up Near Craig Breslow '02, an All-Ivy pitcher and 2002 team captain for the Yale University baseball team, was acquired by the Boston Red Sox in a trade deadline deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday afternoon.
  • Bulldogs Making Good Impressions in the Pros
    July 21, 2012
    Bulldogs Making Good Impressions in the Pros The Yale University baseball team has made its presence felt in the professional ranks, thanks to several former Bulldogs who are making great impressions as pro players.
  • Former Bulldog Lavarnway Elected to Start Triple-A All-Star Game
    July 03, 2012
    Former Bulldog Lavarnway Elected to Start Triple-A All-Star Game Ryan Lavarnway, a former catcher for the Yale University baseball team, was elected as the starting catcher for the International League’s squad in the 25th Annual Triple-A All-Star Game, which will be played on Wednesday, July 11, at Coca Cola Field in Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
    June 20, 2012
    Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports, and 10 Yale student athletes were recognized. The 10 men and women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy institution nominated five men and women from its eligible student-athletes.
  • Neil Signs with Tigers
    June 15, 2012
    Neil Signs with Tigers Charlie Neil, who graduated from Yale last month after finishing up his four-year career with the baseball team, signed with the Detroit Tigers Friday.
  • Ludwig Signs with Pirates
    June 13, 2012
    Ludwig Signs with Pirates Pat Ludwig, a right-handed pitcher who graduated from Yale University last month after completing his senior season on the baseball team, signed a professional contract to join the Pittsburgh Pirates organization on Wednesday, one week following his selection in the 10th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
  • Becker Signs with Reds
    June 08, 2012
    Becker Signs with Reds Nolan Becker, a left-handed pitcher on the Yale University baseball team, signed a professional contract to join the Cincinnati Reds organization Friday, just three days following his selection in the 11th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.
  • Tigers Select Neil in MLB Draft
    June 06, 2012
    Tigers Select Neil in MLB Draft One day after the Yale University baseball team saw two of its pitchers selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, another Bulldog joined them in the professional ranks.
  • Pair of Yale Hurlers Selected in MLB Draft
    June 05, 2012
    Pair of Yale Hurlers Selected in MLB Draft The Yale University baseball team saw two of its pitchers selected in the second day of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, with Pat Ludwig (Okemos, Mich.) going to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 10th round and Nolan Becker (New York, N.Y.) going to the Cincinnati Reds in the 11th round on Tuesday.
  • Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
    May 18, 2012
    Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors Despite a difficult season that saw the team finish just 13-31-1 overall, the Yale University baseball team saw a number of consistent efforts from its players throughout the 2012 season. Four of those players were honored by the Ivy League on Friday.
  • Piwinski Elected 2013 Captain; Hanson, Brenner Share 2012 MVP
    May 01, 2012
    Piwinski Elected 2013 Captain; Hanson, Brenner Share 2012 MVP The Yale University baseball team celebrated its year-end banquet on Monday, electing third baseman Chris Piwinski (Folsom, Calif.) as captain for the 2013 season while also honoring seven players with team awards.
  • Bulldogs Send Seniors Off with Pair of Victories
    April 28, 2012
    Bulldogs Send Seniors Off with Pair of Victories Senior pitcher Pat Ludwig won his final start and junior pitcher Nolan Becker struck out 16 batters, a season-high for the Ivy League, to help Yale sweep a doubleheader from Brown at Yale Field on Saturday in the final day of the season.
  • Hunter’s Heroics Help Yale Salvage Split with Brown
    April 27, 2012
    Hunter’s Heroics Help Yale Salvage Split with Brown Yale sophomore second baseman Jacob Hunter belted a three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning to rally the Bulldogs to a 10-8 win over Brown in the second game of a doubleheader Friday at Brown’s Murray Stadium.
  • Yale Concludes Season with 4-Game Set with Brown
    April 26, 2012
    Yale Concludes Season with 4-Game Set with Brown The 2012 season will come to a close this weekend with a four-game series against Brown, but before the final doubleheader is played on Saturday, the Bulldogs will honor their five seniors during Senior Day festivities on Saturday.
  • Yale Walks Off with Win in 12th
    April 24, 2012
    Yale Walks Off with Win in 12th Sophomore second baseman Jacob Hunter belted a double to the right-center field wall with one out in the 12th inning to score Cale Hanson with the winning run, lifting the Yale University baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Holy Cross Tuesday night at Yale Field.
  • Listen to Free LIVE Baseball and Softball Coverage on Yale All-Access Saturday
    April 23, 2012
    Listen to Free LIVE Baseball and Softball Coverage on Yale All-Access Saturday Yale All-Access has free live audio coverage of Saturday’s baseball and softball games vs. Brown. The softball doubleheader starts at 12:30 p.m., and the baseball doubleheader starts at 1 p.m.
  • Ludwig Hurls Gem but Yale Swept By Dartmouth
    April 21, 2012
    Ludwig Hurls Gem but Yale Swept By Dartmouth The Yale University baseball team dropped two more games at Dartmouth, 2-0 and 8-4, as the Big Green completed the four-game sweep of the Bulldogs and clinched at least a tie for the Ivy League’s Red Rolfe Division title Saturday afternoon at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park on the Dartmouth campus.
  • Yale Eliminated from Rolfe Division Race
    April 20, 2012
    Yale Eliminated from Rolfe Division Race The Yale University baseball team was eliminated from contention for the Ivy League’s Red Rolfe Division title with a pair of losses at Division leader Dartmouth, 4-3 in seven innings and 5-4 in 12 innings, on Friday afternoon at Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park on the Dartmouth campus.
  • Yale Visits Dartmouth Looking to Join Rolfe Race
    April 19, 2012
    Yale Visits Dartmouth Looking to Join Rolfe Race Eight games remain in Ivy League play over the final two weekends of the regular season, and for the Yale University baseball team, the stretch run begins with a visit to Red Rolfe Division leader Dartmouth for a pair of doubleheaders that start at 12 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
  • Hunter’s First Career Homer Lifts Yale to Win
    April 17, 2012
    Hunter’s First Career Homer Lifts Yale to Win The Yale University baseball team rallied from a 4-0 deficit to pull out a 7-4 victory over in-state rival Sacred Heart behind the bat of sophomore second baseman Jacob Hunter Tuesday afternoon at historic Yale Field.
  • Hanson Extends Streak in Bulldogs’ Split with Crimson
    April 15, 2012
    Hanson Extends Streak in Bulldogs’ Split with Crimson The Yale University baseball team led 3-0 in Game 1 before Harvard rallied to pull out a 4-3 victory of Sunday’s doubleheader at Yale Field, but the Bulldogs came storming back in Game 2, rallying from a 3-2 deficit to earn a 5-3 victory to salvage the split.
  • Listen to Free LIVE Baseball and Softball Coverage on Yale All-Access this Weekend
    April 14, 2012
    Listen to Free LIVE Baseball and Softball Coverage on Yale All-Access this Weekend Yale All-Access has free live audio coverage of this weekend’s baseball and softball games vs. Harvard. The softball doubleheaders start at 12:30 p.m. each day, and the baseball doubleheaders start at 1 p.m. each day.
  • Bulldogs Snap Skid with Win in Game 1 of Split with Harvard
    April 14, 2012
    Bulldogs Snap Skid with Win in Game 1 of Split with Harvard One streak came to an end, while another is still alive after Yale snapped its 12-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Harvard in the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader before seeing a rally fall just short in a 7-6 loss to the Crimson in Game 2 at Yale Field on Saturday.
  • Harvard Set to Visit Yale Field to Begin Divisional Play
    April 13, 2012
    Harvard Set to Visit Yale Field to Begin Divisional Play Postseason play remains a strong possibility for the Yale University baseball team, which begins play this weekend against the first opponent from the Ivy League’s Red Rolfe Division when Harvard visits Yale Field for a pair of doubleheaders that begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Hanson’s Streak Reaches 29 Games in Fairfield Losses
    April 11, 2012
    Hanson’s Streak Reaches 29 Games in Fairfield Losses The Yale University baseball team held leads in both games of a doubleheader against in-state rival Fairfield, only to see the Stags rally to victories in both games to earn the sweep over the Bulldogs, 4-3 and 8-4, at Yale Field on Wednesday.
  • Hanson Keeps Streak Alive in Pair of Heartbreaking Losses
    April 08, 2012
    Hanson Keeps Streak Alive in Pair of Heartbreaking Losses The Yale University baseball team played inspired baseball against two quality Ivy League opponents this weekend only to see it spoiled by late-inning heroics in three of the four games, and the two losses to Cornell on Sunday at Yale Field were the most heartbreaking of the weekend.
  • Hanson’s Streak Hits 25 Games in Princeton Losses
    April 07, 2012
    Hanson’s Streak Hits 25 Games in Princeton Losses Sophomore shortstop Cale Hanson reached base just once in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader against Princeton, but it was just enough to extend his consecutive games streak of reaching base to 25 games.
  • Bulldogs Host Princeton, Cornell in Ivy Home Opener
    April 06, 2012
    Bulldogs Host Princeton, Cornell in Ivy Home Opener Yale will play the first Ivy League home games of the season as Princeton (Saturday) and Cornell (Sunday) visit historic Yale Field for back-to-back doubleheaders.
  • Scharff Homers, Hanson Tallies 3 Hits in Loss at Sacred Heart
    April 03, 2012
    Scharff Homers, Hanson Tallies 3 Hits in Loss at Sacred Heart Despite tallying a total of nine hits, the team's highest hit total in seven games, the Yale University baseball team suffered its sixth straight loss in a 6-3 defeat to in-state rival Sacred Heart Tuesday afternoon at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.
  • Baseball scheduling change flips games with Sacred Heart
    April 02, 2012
    Baseball scheduling change flips games with Sacred Heart The Yale University baseball team will visit Sacred Heart on Tuesday, April 3, for a nine-inning game at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport beginning at 3:30 p.m. The teams were originally scheduled to meet at Yale Field for a doubleheader.
  • Lubanski Homers, Hanson Extends Streak in Pair of Losses at Penn
    April 01, 2012
    Lubanski Homers, Hanson Extends Streak in Pair of Losses at Penn The Yale University baseball team suffered its second consecutive doubleheader sweep, this time at the hands of Penn, 4-1 and 8-1, on Sunday at Penn’s Meiklejohn Stadium.
  • Yale Drops Pair at Columbia
    March 31, 2012
    Yale Drops Pair at Columbia The start of the Ivy League season did not fare well for the Yale University baseball team. The Bulldogs opened their Ivy portion of the schedule with a pair of losses, 3-1 and 3-0, at Columbia on Saturday at Robertson Field at Satow Stadium.
  • Bulldogs Begin Ivy League Play at Columbia, Penn
    March 30, 2012
    Bulldogs Begin Ivy League Play at Columbia, Penn The Yale University baseball team is looking for its first Ivy League championship since 1994, but the Bulldogs have a lot of work ahead of them to reach the summit and obtain the automatic bid into the NCAA Championship that comes with it.
  • Bulldogs' Game at Quinnipiac Cancelled
    March 28, 2012
    Bulldogs' Game at Quinnipiac Cancelled The Yale University baseball team's game at Quinnipiac, which was scheduled for 3 p.m. today, has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The game will not be rescheduled.
  • Hits Elude Yale in Split with Hartford
    March 24, 2012
    Hits Elude Yale in Split with Hartford A day after collecting a total of 21 hits in two games against the University of Hartford, the bats went cold for the Yale University baseball team in the final two games of a four-game home-and-home set with the Hawks at Fiondella Field Saturday afternoon.
  • Yale Salvages Split with Hartford
    March 23, 2012
    Yale Salvages Split with Hartford Sophomore shortstop Cale Hanson collected five hits in six at-bats in a pair of games against the University of Hartford, leading the Yale University baseball team in an offensive show of force that resulted in a total of 13 runs on 21 hits in a 7-5 loss and an 8-5 win Friday afternoon.
  • Yale Set for Four vs. Hartford
    March 22, 2012
    Yale Set for Four vs. Hartford The Yale University baseball team welcomes the University of Hartford to historic Yale Field Friday for a doubleheader that will kick off a four-game home-and-home series that will close with a second doubleheader on Saturday in West Hartford.
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