2011-12 Yale Baseball News

  • Breslow and Lavarnway: First All-Yale Battery Mates in MLB since 1883
    August 19, 2012
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
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