DeGraw Drives in Five as Yale Splits Games on Saturday

Tim DeGraw. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Tim DeGraw. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Tim DeGraw's drove in five runs, including a base-clearing triple in the eighth in a 13-9 win over Saint Joseph's on Saturday afternoon in Williamsburg, Va.  Later in the day, the Bulldogs dropped a 10-3 decision to host William and Mary. 

 Derek Brown finished with three runs scored against Saint Joseph's, while Griffin Dey, Alec Hoeschel and Dai Dai Otaka each scored two for the Bulldogs.  

Saint Joseph's (1-11) scored the first four runs of the game in the second and the Bulldogs promptly responded. Andrew Herrera reached on an error that resulted in Hoeschel and Dey scoring in the bottom half of the inning. 

In the next inning, Simon Whiteman scored on a single by Dey to cut the deficit to 4-3 for Yale.

Deon Stafford, Jr. homered in the fifth to push the lead to 5-3 for Saint Joseph's.  The Bulldogs answered with four in the sixth to take the lead. 

Otaka and DeGraw had run scoring hits, while Richard Slenker and Dey both walked with the bases loaded.

Kumar Nambiar (1-0) came on in relief of Eric Brodkowicz to earned his first win of the season.  Brodkowitz started and went six and one-third innings and struck out seven.  

Slenker and Dey homered against William and Mary. Through the first seven games, Dey has four homers and 11 RBI.  

Tom Ruddy had two hits and scored a run for Yale in the second game of the day. Tyler Duncan started and took the loss for Yale. 

Yale and William and Mary will play again on Sunday at 1 p.m. 

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity