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Bulldogs End Road Trip on High Note

Andrew Herrera. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Andrew Herrera. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

The hits kept coming for the Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon at Wofford.  

A day after scoring 18 runs in a game, Yale pounded out 17 hits and all nine batters in the starting lineup scored at least one run in a 17-8 win over Wofford.  It was the second straight win for the Bulldogs.

Tim DeGraw went 4 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBI, while Richard Slenker and Griffin Dey both went 3 for 5 with three runs scored.  Dey added five runs batted in and his team-leading fifth homer of the season.  

DeGraw now has 14 runs scored and 13 RBI in the team's first 14 games. 

Slenker finished the week hitting .375 with 15 total bases, nine hits, eight runs scored, seven runs batted in, a homer and a steal.

Alex Boos started the scoring with a two-run single in the top of the first.  Tom Ruddy kept the rally going with a run-scoring infield hit to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead before Wofford came to the plate.

Yale (5-9) kept it going with four more runs in the third.  Andrew Herrera delivered a base-clearing three-run double, and DeGraw singled him home to increase Yale's lead to 7-0.

Dey and DeGraw had RBI singles in the fourth and fifth respectively to give Yale a 9-0 cushion.  

Scott Politz started and earned his third win of the season for Yale.  Politz took a shutout into the eighth.

Alex Steigler extended his hitting streak to six games with an infield hit in the fourth.  

The Bulldogs have scored 13 or more runs four times in their first 14 games.  

Yale is scheduled to host UConn on Tuesday afternoon.
Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity