NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale baseball game that was scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Yale Field on Tuesday vs. Sacred Heart has been postponed to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. It will be a single, nine-inning, game.
Yale (13-18, 6-6 Ivy) comes into the week after losing a weekend series 3-1 to Dartmouth. The Bulldogs find themselves in the thick of the playoff hunt. With eight league games remaining, Yale holds a one game lead over second place Dartmouth in the Red Rolfe Division. The upcoming series against Harvard and Brown will determine whether Yale will play beyond the regular season.
Chris Lanham has been Yale's rock this season, anchoring the starting rotation with a league-best 5-1 record. He earned Ivy Pitcher of the Week honors last week for the second time this season, thanks to a complete game shutout at Dartmouth. Lanham was also named College Sports Madness Ivy League Player of the Week.
Green Campbell and Robert Baldwin have led the Bulldogs at the plate this year. Campbell's .411 on-base percentage is second in the Ivy League, and his 17 RBIs lead the Elis. Robert Baldwin has provided the power, hitting two of Yale's four home runs. His .478 slugging percentage is seventh in the Ivy League.
Freshman Richard Slenker has also established himself as a strong hitter. His .395 on-base percentage is 11th best in the Ancient 8.
About Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart (17-11, 4-0 Northeast Conference) comes to West Haven on a three game win streak. Sacred Heart has played one Ivy League squad so far this year, sweeping Cornell in a four game series. (Yale split a doubleheader with Cornell this year.)
At the plate, Sacred Heart is led by Conor McEvoy. He leads the team in batting average (.393), on-base percentage (.493), and slugging percentage (.475). Like Yale, the team does not hit many homers, with five on the year. The Pioneers have found success on the basepaths this season, stealing 48 bases in 67 attempts.
On the mound, Kody Kerski is Sacred Heart's top starter. His 47 1/3 innings pitched leads the team, as does his 1.52 ERA. Kerski has struck out 39 batters to just six walks on the year. Out of the bullpen, Dan Wertz has shut opposing hitters down. In 13 appearances for 16 1/3 innings, he has held batters to a .102 batting average, posting a 0.55 ERA.
Report by Skylar Shibayama '16, Yale Sports Publicity