The Yale bats came alive and Scott Politz -- the Bulldogs' 2017 first team All-Ivy pitcher -- earned his first win of the season in an 11-4 victory over Monmouth on Friday afternoon in Richmond, Va.
Politz did the rest as he pitched eight innings, allowed two earned runs and struck out four without walking a batter.
Trailing 2-1 entering the bottom of the sixth, Yale struck for five runs in that frame and added four more in the seventh.
DeGraw (three hits, two runs scored) started the sixth-inning rally with a one-out single, followed by a bunt single from Whiteman (3 hits, 3 runs scored). Next up, Dey singled up the middle to score DeGraw and tie the game at 2-2.
Two batters later, Alex Stieger worked out a walk to load the bases. Benny Wanger then reached on an error that scored Whiteman and Dey (3 hits, 3 RBI).
Alex Boos kept the rally going with an infield hit that scored Steigler and Wanger.
The Bulldogs (3-9) added insurance runs in the next inning. Harry Hegeman led off the bottom of the seventh with a walk and stole second.
DeGraw followed by reaching on an infield hit along the left side to advance Hegeman to third. Whiteman promptly delivered a run-scoring hit to plate Hegeman and make it 7-2 Yale.
Later in the inning, Tom Ruddy drew a bases loaded walk, Stiegler drove in a run on a fielder's choice and Wanger added a sac fly to give Yale a commanding 10-2 lead through seven.
The Bulldogs return to action tomorrow to face host Richmond at 2 p.m. The game can be viewed online via the A-10 Network.
Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity