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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.