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Yale Finishes Regular Season

Chris Moates (photo by Alexandra Schmeling '16)
Chris Moates (photo by Alexandra Schmeling '16)

Bulldogs Seniors Honored

West Haven - Alec Hoeschel and Harrison White both homered on Saturday, but Yale dropped a doubleheader to Brown at historic Yale Field.

The Bears came from behind to knock off the Bulldogs 4-3 in the opener and Yale followed with a 10-3 loss in the second game to close out the regular season on Senior Day.

Yale (17-26-1, 11-9 Ivy) can still win its first Ivy League Red Rolfe Division title since 1995. Dartmouth and Harvard will play a two-game set on Sunday. If the Crimson (15-23, 8-10) win both games against the Big Green (16-23, 10-8), the Bulldogs would win the title outright. If Harvard and Dartmouth split, the Bulldogs and the Big Green would be tied which would force a one-game playoff. If Dartmouth sweeps on Sunday, then it would be the division winner. Dartmouth swept the first two games of the series on Saturday.  

Princeton has already clinched the Lou Gehrig Division championship and home field advantage for the upcoming three-game Ivy League championship series. Princeton will host the winner of the Red Rolfe Division. All dates and times are still TBA.

On Saturday, Hoeschel, who homered in the fifth, plated Brent Lawson with a single to put Yale up 3-2 heading into the final inning of the first game. But the Bears responded with two runs in the seventh to steal the win.

Nate Adams and Hoeschel both had two hits. Lawson added a hit and an RBI. Starting pitcher Benny Wanger scattered eight hits and allowed just two runs over six innings, but did not get a decision.

The Bears jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the fourth and cruised to their second win.

Adams and Andrew Herrera led the Bulldogs offense with two hits each. White hit a solo home run to right field in the sixth. Lawson also recorded an RBI and starting pitcher Drew Scott struck out five of the first nine batters he faced.

Between games on Saturday, Yale honored its five seniors: Adams, Lawson, Tom O'Neill, Chris Lanham and captain Chris Moates.

Filed by Chris Hunn, Yale Sports Publicity