Yale Splits Saturday Pair With Holy Cross

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

WEST HAVEN, Conn. - Yale defeated Holy Cross 4-3 in the first of a doubleheader Saturday, then lost 10-3 in the second. Jacob Hunter led the Bulldogs with four hits, three RBIs, and a walk on the day.


In the first game, a seven-inning contest, Holy Cross jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning. Starter Chasen Ford hit and walked a batter, then surrendered two singles to give up an early lead.


In the bottom of the third, the Bulldogs got on the scoreboard. Cale Hanson singled to open the inning, but was taken off the bases on a Robert Baldwin fielder's choice. Harrison White and Eric Hsieh both walked to load the bases for Jacob Hunter. Hunter cleared the bases with a 3 RBI triple, making the score 3-2 in favor of Yale.


A Holy Cross leadoff solo home run in the fifth evened up the score at 3, but in the bottom of the sixth, Yale retook the lead. David Toups led off with a clutch triple, and scored on a sacrifice from Green Campbell.


Cale Hanson shut down Holy Cross in order in the seventh, saving the game for a 4-3 win.


In game two, Holy Cross used big fifth and ninth innings to take the win 10-3.


Holy Cross scored first in the nine-inning affair in the second inning. Holy Cross' Anthony Critelli, who had four hits in the game, opened the inning with a solo home run off starter David Hickey.


In the bottom half, Yale answered. Cale Hanson led off the inning with a bunt single, and Green Campbell moved him over on a ground ball. Richard Slenker worked the count full, then singled to score Hanson and tie the score at 1-1.


Holy Cross pulled away in the fifth, scoring three runs. After two doubles and a single, Hickey was relieved by Kevin Fortunato. Holy Cross singled and benefited from an error and a wild pitch, making the score 4-1.


Holy Cross scored again in the sixth, as an outfield error allowed the leadoff batter to reach second. An RBI single made that error count, scoring a run to extend the lead to 5-1.


In the bottom of the sixth, Yale countered with a run of its own. Hunter doubled to lead things off, and was moved to third on a White ground out. Hanson singled on an 0-2 count to score Hunter. After Campbell bunted for a single, Slenker singled to score Hanson and make the score 5-3.


Holy Cross added plenty insurance in the ninth, scoring five runs on three hits. Nate O'Leary walked two and gave up a single. Harrison White came in to pitch, hitting a batter and giving up a home run.


Yale was shut out in the ninth, ending the game at 10-3.


Yale plays another doubleheader Sunday against Holy Cross.


Report by Skylar Shibayama '16, Yale Sports Publicity