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Comeback Falls Short at Wofford

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

The Bulldogs rallied in the ninth to score a run and load the bases before falling at Wofford on Friday night in Spartanburg, S.C. 

Wofford tonight defeated Yale, 3-2, in the opener of a four-game series.  Yale dropped to 3-8 on the season.  

Captain Richard Slenker went 1 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored for Yale, while Tim DeGraw had two hits to increase his team-leading season total to 13.

Down 3-1 entering the ninth, the Bulldogs rallied.  Slenker led off with a walk and Alec Hoeschel was hit by a pitch on the final pitch thrown by Adam Scott, who started for Wofford.  

Griffin Dey reached on a fielder's choice and Slenker advanced to third.  Alex Stiegler singled to center to score Slenker to cut the deficit to 3-2.  

Alex Boos was hit by a pitch to load the bases, before Jordan Accetta retired the next to batters to earn his fourth save of the season.

Eric Brodkowitz (0-1) started for Yale and went seven innings.  He allowed two runs, five hits and struck out eight.

The teams will play a doubleheader in Spartanburg, S.C., tomorrow beginning at 2 p.m. 

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity