Yale (11-21, 5-7 Ivy) at Penn (19-11, 8-4 Ivy)
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 3 p.m. (Game time changed due to weather)
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - Game 1, 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - Game 2 (approximately, 3 p.m.)
The Bulldogs look to keep pace in the Ivy League standings with a three-game series at Penn beginning on Saturday with a doubleheader starting at 11:30 a.m. The teams will play a single game on Sunday beginning at noon.
Here are some news and notes heading into the weekend:
- The Bulldogs, who have earned a spot in the Ivy League Championship Series (ILCS) three straight seasons, enter the weekend three-games back of the No. 2 position in the standings. The top-two teams qualify for the ILCS. Penn is one of two teams at 8-4 in the second spot.
- Griffin Dey continued his hot hitting on Wednesday and launched his team-leading eighth home run. Dey is 8 for his last 19 after a 3-for-5 performance at Quinnipiac last Tuesday. The senior has 26 home runs in his Yale career and is two away from tying his season-high (10). He leads the team among everyday players in batting average (.347), RBI (34) and on-base percentage (.462).
- Yale's starting pitchers have kept the Bulldogs in games. Alex Stiegler, Scott Politz and Kumar Nambiar all had solid performances last weekend against Columbia. Stiegler earned a spot on the Ivy League weekly honor rolll with his 10-strikeout, no-walk performance in seven innings against the Lions.
- In conference games, the Bulldogs lead the Ivy League with a 4.15 team ERA.
- Yale entered the week ranked fourth in the nation in team fielding percentage (.981) and lead the Ivy League in conference games with a .987 percentage (6 errors in 12 games).
- Team captain Simon Whiteman continues to spark the offense for the Bulldogs. He leads the team with 32 runs scored and 46 hits in 32 games.
- Last season, the Bulldogs dropped two of three games at home to the Quakers.
Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity