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Hartford Tops Yale 8-6

Jacob Hunter. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jacob Hunter. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Yale fell to Hartford by a score of 8-6 Thursday, despite seven different Bulldogs contributing hits to the contest. Yale used six different pitchers in the loss.

In the first inning, Nate Adams opened things off with a double, later scoring on a passed ball to make the score 1-0.

After starter Michael Coleman shut out Hartford in the bottom half of the first, Yale put up two more in the second. Two Hartford errors and a Robert Baldwin sacrifice fly led to two more runs, extending the lead to 3-0.

But Hartford answered in the bottom of the second, tying the score on a fielding error, hit by pitch, and two consecutive singles to score two runs. An infield fielder's choice knocked in another, tying the score at three.

In the third, Jacob Hunter singled to left and advanced to second on a David Toups sacrifice hit. Green Campbell was then hit by pitch, and Hunter and Campbell both advanced on a wild pitch. Joe Lubanski singled to score both, making the score 5-3.

In the bottom of the third, Coleman hit a batter and allowed two hits to even the score at 5-5.

The bats remained quiet until the sixth inning, when Hartford scored two runs on an RBI single, taking the lead at 7-5. They would extend the lead in the seventh on a double down the left field line, making the lead 8-5.

The three run deficit would prove to be too much, as Yale's final run in the ninth set the final score at 8-6.

Yale plays next Saturday at home versus Holy Cross.


Report by Skylar Shibayama '16, Yale Sports Publicity