2013-14 Yale Baseball News
June 18, 2014
Pirates Promote Pat Ludwig ’12 to Double-A
Right-handed pitcher Pat Ludwig ’12 has been promoted to Double-A Altoona by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ludwig, who began the season at Single-A Bradenton, made his Double-A debut this past Saturday.
May 16, 2014
Hanson Earns All-Ivy First-Team Honors
Senior captain Cale Hanson was named to the All-Ivy First Team Friday, as five Yale players in total received honors. Hanson was named to the First Team as a shortstop, and also named to the Second Team as a relief pitcher. Sophomore pitcher Chris Lanham and freshman utility player Richard Slenker joined Hanson on the Second Team. Finally, sophomore reliever Chris Moates and junior catcher Robert Baldwin received Honorable Mention nods.
May 8, 2014
Nine Players Honored with Team Awards
The Yale baseball team held its year-end banquet on Tuesday, honoring nine players with team awards. Senior shortstop/right-handed pitcher Cale Hanson (Katy, Texas), the team’s captain, earned a pair of honors, including the George H. Walker, Jr. '27 Award as most valuable player -- an award that he shared with junior catcher Robert Baldwin (Austin, Texas) and sophomore right-handed pitcher Chris Lanham (Houston, Texas). Hanson also won the Paul Sortal Award, which is given to the player who maximizes his ability to the fullest.
May 4, 2014
Yale Comes Up Short in Tiebreak Despite Toups' Hitting
Yale took an early lead, but couldn’t weather a seven-run rally from Dartmouth in the third inning to lose 11-4 in the one-game divisional tiebreak. David Toups went 2-4 with two RBIs and a run in the loss. With the win, Dartmouth is the Red Rolfe Champion and will play Columbia next weekend for the Ivy League Championship.
April 29, 2014
Yale to Face Dartmouth in One-Game Playoff
Sunday at noon, Yale has the chance to top Dartmouth for the Red Rolfe title for the first time in nearly 20 years. The squads each finished with 11-9 Ivy League records, prompting the one-game playoff.
April 27, 2014
Yale Takes Two Over Brown to Extend Season
Yale topped Brown by scores of 4-3 and 6-5 Sunday, guaranteeing at least a tie for first place in the Red Rolfe Division with Dartmouth.
April 26, 2014
Final Series Pushed Back One Day
Due to rain, Saturday's baseball doubleheader against Brown at Yale Field is moved to Sunday at 1:00 P.M. EDT. Yale will still be the home team, and Senior Day will be Sunday. The schedule change comes as Dartmouth and Harvard's weekend series is postponed as well (to Tuesday). Now, a Red Rolfe champion won't be determined until at least Tuesday.
April 25, 2014
Brown Takes Friday Pair As Race Heats Up
Yale (17-21, 9-9 Ivy) dropped two games to Brown (12-20, 6-12) Friday, and with them the sole control of the Red Rolfe Division. With the losses, Yale sits one game ahead of Dartmouth in the standings. However, with only two games remaining for Yale (and four for Dartmouth), a Saturday sweep would not necessarily guarantee Yale the Red Rolfe crown. A Dartmouth sweep would give the Big Green at least a one-game playoff with Yale for the title, if each wins out.
April 24, 2014
Yale Looks to Punch Playoff Ticket Against Brown
With just one weekend remaining, Yale (17-19, 9-7 Ivy) controls its own playoff destiny in a four-game series against Brown (10-20, 4-12). Three wins on the weekend would ensure Yale’s spot at the top of the Red Rolfe Division, as it sits two games ahead of Dartmouth (which has four remaining games against Harvard).
April 22, 2014
Lanham Earns Record-Setting Third Pitcher of the Week Award
Chris Lanham became the first player in Yale history to win three Pitcher of the Week honors in a season, thanks to yet another outstanding performance from him against Harvard.
April 20, 2014
Yale Tops Harvard in Two Walk-Off Nailbiters
Yale (17-19, 9-7 Ivy) walked Harvard (10-24, 5-11) off in back-to-back extra inning games Sunday, winning by scores of 1-0 and 7-6. Chris Lanham and Nate Adams had huge days that put the Bulldogs in the pole position of the Red Rolfe Division race. Both games were tight the whole way through – 30 of the 36 half-innings began in a tie.
April 19, 2014
Yale Extends Division Lead With Harvard Split
Yale (15-19, 7-7 Ivy) picked up a key win in a doubleheader against Harvard (10-22, 5-9) on Saturday, extending its Red Rolfe lead to two games. Eric Hsieh went 3-for-4 with two walks, two runs, and three RBIs between both games.
April 18, 2014
Yale Faces Harvard in Pivotal Series
Yale (14-18, 6-6 Ivy) defends its lead atop the Red Rolfe Division this weekend, taking on Harvard at home. Yale is one game ahead of Dartmouth, and two in front of Harvard.
April 17, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Robert Baldwin
Robert Baldwin and the Yale baseball team sit atop the Ivy League Red Rolfe Division with a 6-6 conference record. In last Saturday’s doubleheader vs. Dartmouth, Baldwin picked up four hits, including a home run in the second game. Robert Baldwin is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
April 16, 2014
Derek Brown Leads Yale Over Sacred Heart
Freshman Derek Brown went 3-for-3 with a walk in a 5-2 victory over Sacred Heart Wednesday. The combined efforts of five different Yale pitchers held the Pioneers to just four hits, striking out ten.
April 15, 2014
Lanham Receives Multiple Weekly Accolades
After a dominating outing at Dartmouth, Chris Lanham earned weekly honors with both Ivy League Sports and College Sports Madness.
April 14, 2014
Game vs. Sacred Heart Moved to Wednesday
The Yale baseball game that was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday vs. Sacred Heart has been postponed to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
April 13, 2014
Lanham Leads Elis to Dartmouth Split
Led by starter Chris Lanham, Yale took the first game of a doubleheader by a score of 6-0 at Dartmouth Sunday. Dartmouth won 4-2 in the second, leaving Yale with a one game lead in the Red Rolfe Division.
April 12, 2014
Dartmouth Takes Doubleheader Despite Baldwin's Contributions
Yale fell to Dartmouth in a pair of games Saturday, losing by scores of 8-2 and 12-3. Robert Baldwin had four hits on the day, including a home run in the second game.
April 11, 2014
Yale Defends Division Lead at Dartmouth
Yale (12-15, 5-3) heads to Hanover, New Hampshire this weekend for two Ivy League doubleheaders against Dartmouth (7-16, 2-6). Yale would give itself significant playoff expectations with a strong weekend.
April 9, 2014
Yale Loses to Fairfield in Doubleheader
Yale dropped a midweek doubleheader to Fairfield Wednesday, losing by scores of 6-2 and 10-5. Green Campbell had hits in both games, including a two-run home run in the first game.
April 8, 2014
Yale Takes on Fairfield for Wednesday Doubleheader
Yale hosts Fairfield University Wednesday for a two-game set beginning at 3:30 P.M. EDT. It is Yale's only non-league series of the week before traveling to Dartmouth for the weekend.
April 8, 2014
Chris Moates Named Ivy Pitcher of the Week
Chris Moates earned himself Ivy honors Tuesday, becoming the second Yale pitcher in as many weeks to be named the Pitcher of the Week. This is the second Ivy Award for Yale on the season.
April 6, 2014
Yale Pulls Ahead With Sweep of Princeton
Yale won two close low-scoring contests by scores of 2-1 and 4-2 Sunday, adding to their lead in the Red Rolfe Division. Chris Lanham and David Hickey gave solid starts to power the Bulldogs to victory.
April 5, 2014
Yale Splits With Cornell, Maintaining Red Rolfe Lead
Led once again by strong pitching, Yale (10-13, 3-3) split a doubleheader with Cornell (11-11, 3-3) Saturday to stay atop the Red Rolfe Division of the Ivy League. Yale won the first game 1-0 in extra innings, then lost the second by a score of 6-4.
April 4, 2014
Yale Opens At Home Against Cornell, Princeton
Yale returns home this weekend for two Ivy League doubleheaders against Cornell and Princeton. Yale (9-12, 2-2) hopes to maintain its lead in the Red Rolfe division against the two Lou Gehrig teams.
April 3, 2014
Chris Lanham Earns Ivy Honors
Chris Lanham was named the Ivy League Co-Pitcher of the Week Wednesday for his stellar performance against Columbia. It is Yale's first Ivy Award on the season and its first Pitcher of the Week since a year ago, when David Hickey won the accolade on April 9, 2013.
April 2, 2014
Yale Loses to UConn
Yale lost 14-1 to the University of Connecticut Wednesday in a non-league game. David Toups had two hits for Yale, as the Bulldogs used a variety of pitchers in the mid-week contest.
April 2, 2014
Yale Baseball Plays UConn Wednesday
Yale takes on the University of Connecticut in a non-league game Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. EDT.
April 1, 2014
Starters Lead Sweep Over Columbia
Starters Chris Lanham and David Hickey combined for 14 shutout innings as the Yale baseball team swept Columbia Tuesday afternoon at Robertson Field. The Bulldogs won game one 3-0 and won game two 4-1.
March 31, 2014
Yale Drops First Series To Penn
Penn topped Yale by scores of 6-1 and 11-9 Monday in the first series of Ivy League play for each team.
March 27, 2014
Weekend Schedule Pushed Back Again
This weekend's games against Penn and Columbia have been pushed back due to weather. Yale will now play Penn on Monday, and Columbia on Tuesday.
March 27, 2014
Yale Opens Ivies Against Penn, Columbia
The Yale University baseball team opens up Ivy League play soon, playing two games at Penn on Monday and two at Columbia on Tuesday. While Yale is in the Red Rolfe Division of the Ivy League, both Penn and Columbia are in the alternative Lou Gehrig Division. It will be Yale’s first opportunity to take steps towards the goal of an Ivy League championship.
March 26, 2014
Game at Quinnipiac Cancelled
The Yale baseball game that was scheduled for Wednesday at Quinnipiac has been cancelled. Yale next plays on Saturday at Penn.
March 24, 2014
Holy Cross Takes Sunday Pair
Yale dropped two games to Holy Cross Sunday, losing the first 16-6 and the second 8-3. Holy Cross was the home team, despite playing at Historic Yale Field, due to field conditions.
March 22, 2014
Yale Hosts Holy Cross for 4 Games
Yale faces Holy Cross in its first four-game series this weekend, playing two games each on Saturday and Sunday. Although Holy Cross is the home team for Sunday’s games, the series will be played entirely at Historic Yale Field due to field conditions.
March 19, 2014
Yale Wins Despite No Hits
In a bizarre outcome Wednesday, Yale defeated UMass-Lowell 1-0 despite being no-hit. Yale scored the only run of the game on a squeeze bunt from Brent Lawson.
March 17, 2014
Game at Hartford Postponed from Tuesday to Thursday
The Yale baseball game that was scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Hartford has been postponed to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at Hartford.
March 16, 2014
Yale Bounces Back With 15-4 Win Over Stetson
Yale exploded offensively against Stetson Sunday, winning 15-4 and taking the weekend series. Catcher Robert Baldwin continued his hot start, putting up three hits and three runs with an RBI.
March 15, 2014
Yale Loses to Stetson 11-1
Stetson responded to an 8-run loss with a 10-run victory Saturday, beating Yale 11-1 to even up the series at one game apiece.
March 14, 2014
Yale at Stetson for Weekend Series
The Yale Baseball team will stay in Florida after the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational for a three-game series with Stetson University.
March 14, 2014
Yale Trumps Stetson 10-2
Led by a strong start from Chris Lanham and an offensive explosion in the fifth inning, Yale defeated Stetson 10-2 for the first game of the three-game series. This brought the Bulldogs to an even 4-4 record and started their first win streak on the year.
March 12, 2014
Yale Tops Ave Maria 3-1
Yale beat Ave Maria 3-1 in a low-scoring, stormy affair Wednesday. The Bulldogs got five hits, and Ave Maria just three, each only scoring in the seventh inning.
March 11, 2014
Yale Falls to Bowling Green Despite Hsieh's Three Hit Day
Despite a three hit performance from Eric Hsieh, Yale lost to Bowling Green 5-4 in a back-and-forth matchup Tuesday at the RussMatt Invitational. Jacob Hunter ended a five game hit streak, but contributed an RBI in the contest.
March 10, 2014
Yale Baseball Tops Bucknell 13-5
Yale smashed six runs in the fourth inning and never looked back, defeating Bucknell by a score of 13-5 Monday. Jacob Hunter continued his tear at the plate, with two RBIs on three hits, including a triple.
March 10, 2014
Yale Loses to LIU Brooklyn in Ninth
Yale couldn’t hold off a ninth inning rally from LIU Brooklyn Sunday, dropping the first game of the RussMatt Invitational by a score of 10-7. Eric Hsieh, Jacob Hunter, and Robert Baldwin each contributed two hits in the high-scoring contest.
March 9, 2014
Yale Baseball to Sunshine State for Invitational
The Yale Baseball Team heads to Florida over spring break to take part in the annual RussMatt Central Florida Invitational. There, the Bulldogs will play one game a day from Sunday through Wednesday against non-conference opponents.
March 2, 2014
Yale Baseball Stuns LSU 8-7
Sunday, the Yale baseball team (1-2) upset top-ranked Louisiana State University (9-2) in a hard fought 8-7 victory.
March 1, 2014
LSU Takes Game 2 Despite Ford's Strong Start
Despite an impressive debut from freshman Chasen Ford, Yale (0-2) fell to Louisiana State University (9-1) by a score of 3-0 Saturday.
February 28, 2014
Yale Drops First Game to LSU
Led by nationally-acclaimed starting pitcher Aaron Nola (3-0), the Louisiana State Tigers (8-1) bested the Yale Bulldogs (0-1) 19-0 Friday.
February 27, 2014
Yale Set to Open Series at LSU
The Yale University baseball team opens its season Friday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana against top-ranked Louisiana State University (7-1).
February 26, 2014
Season Preview: Yale Baseball Primed for 2014 Season
As the winter freeze begins to thaw at Historic Yale Field, anticipation is building for the upcoming Yale Baseball season. Bulldog players and coaches have high expectations that this will be “their year”. Looking forward, it’s hard not to agree with them.
February 16, 2014
Congressman DeSantis '01 receives Man of the Year Award
Saturday, Ron DeSantis ’01 accepted the Yale Baseball Man of the Year Award at the first annual Yale Baseball Leadoff Dinner.
January 28, 2014
Craig Breslow '02 and Ryan Lavarnway '09 Visit Yale After World Series Win
Boston Red Sox Craig Breslow ’02 and Ryan Lavarnway ’09 returned to Yale Monday, bringing some recently earned hardware with them.
October 30, 2013
Breslow '02 and Red Sox Win World Series
Wednesday, Craig Breslow '02 became the first Yale graduate to win a World Series since Ron Darling '82 did in 1986.
October 25, 2013
Craig Breslow '02 Makes World Series Appearance
Thursday, Craig Breslow ’02 became the first Yale player since 1986 to play in a World Series.
October 22, 2013
Breslow '02 and Red Sox head to World Series
On Saturday, Craig Breslow ’02 became the first Yale alumnus since Ron Darling ’82 to win a Championship Series and advance to the World Series.
October 13, 2013
Yale Beats Quinnipiac to Take 3rd in City Series
A late-game rally pushed Yale past Quinnipiac Sunday in the consolation round of the City Series.
October 11, 2013
City Series Schedule Adjusted
Due to the possibility of inclement weather on Friday, the schedule for the annual City Series at historic Yale Field this weekend has been adjusted to a Saturday-Sunday format. The schedule is now:
October 9, 2013
Craig Breslow '02 Helps Boston Red Sox Advance to ALCS
With a scoreless 1.2 inning outing Tuesday night at Tropicana Field, Craig Breslow ’02 helped the Boston Red Sox defeat the Tampa Bay Rays to earn a spot in the American League Championship Series. Breslow was the winning pitcher as the Red Sox rallied to win game four 3-1, winning the best-of-five American League Division Series three games to one.
September 21, 2013
Yale Baseball Introduces Class of 2017
The Yale University baseball team announced the addition of seven freshmen players to the roster for the 2013-14 season today, and all seven student-athletes are already making an impact to produce for the Bulldogs in the early stages of the fall season.