• Yale Softball Skills Clinic Sold Out
    June 22, 2010
    Yale Softball Skills Clinic Sold Out The Yale Softball team’s skills clinic set for July 3-4 at Dewitt Family Field is sold out. The clinic, for children ages 8 to 12, offers infield and outfield instruction in addition to hitting and base running tips.
  • Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition
    May 14, 2010
    Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition Four Yale softball players have earned All-Ivy recognition for their performance during the 2010 season. Outfielder Allie Canulli, who led the team with 17 RBI and was second in average (.320), was named to second team. Pitcher Kayla Kuretich, shortstop Meg Johnson and outfielder Ashley Sloan each earned honorable mention recognition.
  • Westman, Canulli, Gutterud Named To Academic All-District 1 Second Team
    May 11, 2010
    Westman, Canulli, Gutterud Named To Academic All-District 1 Second Team Three Yale softball players – catcher McKynlee Westman, outfielder Allie Canulli and pitcher Holly Gutterud – have been honored for their work in the classroom. The trio was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I second team.
  • McKynlee Westman Elected 2010-11 Yale Softball Captain
    May 06, 2010
    McKynlee Westman Elected 2010-11 Yale Softball Captain It didn’t take long for McKynlee Westman to earn the respect of her teammates. Following her rookie season in 2008, they voted her as the recipient of the Barbara Chou Leadership Award. Two years later, those same qualities are still apparent. Westman was elected captain of the 2011 Yale softball team following a team vote. The announcement was made at the annual postseason banquet on Wednesday night.
  • Ashley Sloan Sets Yale Career Hits Record; Bulldogs Split With Brown
    May 01, 2010
    Ashley Sloan Sets Yale Career Hits Record; Bulldogs Split With Brown Ashley Sloan entered Saturday’s doubleheader with Brown needing one hit to set a new Yale record. The crowd at Dewitt Family Field didn’t have to wait long to see that happen. Sloan singled leading off the bottom of the first inning. The fans, though, did have to wait quite awhile for the first game to be decided. It became worth the wait when Katie Yanagisawa singled home pinch-runner Mariclaire Rebman in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Bulldogs to a thrilling 5-4 victory. Brown won the second game 2-0.
  • Power Surge Earns Yale Split With Brown
    April 30, 2010
    Power Surge Earns Yale Split With Brown The long ball helped the Yale softball team earn a split of an Ivy League doubleheader with Brown. Meg Johnson homered twice and Kelsey Warkentine added a solo blast to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-2 victory in the second game. Stephanie Thompson’s grand slam powered Brown to 6-5 win in the first game.
  • Senior Day Concludes Four-Game Series Against Brown
    April 29, 2010
    Senior Day Concludes Four-Game Series Against Brown For seniors Allie Canulli, Holly Gutterud, Lauren Huddleston, Kayla Kuretich and Ashley Sloan, it probably seems like only yesterday that they played their first games for the Bulldogs – 9-1 and 6-3 victories over Rider and Fairleigh Dickinson at the Rebel Games in Kissimmee, Fla., on Mar. 11, 2007. The five will hope for similar success in their last weekend when Yale plays a four-game series against Brown. The teams meet in Providence on Friday beginning at 2 p.m. and then come to New Haven on Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. doubleheader. Free audio of Saturday’s games is available at wybcx.com/sports.
  • First-Place Harvard Shuts Down Yale
    April 27, 2010
    First-Place Harvard Shuts Down Yale The Yale softball team fought to the bitter end in both games Tuesday against first-place Harvard. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, both late rallies came up short. Yale nearly erased a six-run deficit in the seventh inning of the first game but fell 6-4. In the second game, the Bulldogs got two runners on base for the only time in the game in their final at bat but couldn’t score in a 5-0 loss.
  • Yale-Harvard Doubleheader Pushed Back To Tuesday
    April 25, 2010
    Yale-Harvard Doubleheader Pushed Back To Tuesday Due to the forecast of rain in New Haven on Monday, the Yale softball doubleheader with Harvard has been moved to Tuesday. The Bulldogs and Crimson will now play twice beginning at 2:30 p.m.
  • Big Inning Helps Harvard Win Two From Yale
    April 24, 2010
    Big Inning Helps Harvard Win Two From Yale The Yale softball team got to see first hand why Harvard’s Rachel Brown is considered one of the Ivy League’s top pitchers. Brown tossed a one-hit shutout and struck out 16 to lead the Crimson to a 6-0 victory in the first game and then came on in relief in the seventh inning of the second game and struck out the side in Harvard’s 10-3 win.
  • First Place Harvard Visits For Four-Game Series
    April 22, 2010
    First Place Harvard Visits For Four-Game Series There are only eight games remaining in the 2010 Yale softball season. The good news for the Bulldogs is that six of them will be played in the friendly confines of Dewitt Family Field. Harvard is in town for four of those games this weekend. The Bulldogs and Crimson meet in doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m. Free audio will be available at wybcx.com/sports. In addition, Saturday is Alumnae Day.
  • Yale Falls Twice To Dartmouth
    April 19, 2010
    Yale Falls Twice To Dartmouth Meg Johnson continued her hot hitting, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Yale softball team to victory. Johnson homered for the second straight day and extended her hitting streak to four games, but Yale lost a doubleheader to Dartmouth at Sachem Field. The Bulldogs dropped the first game 7-3, despite a solo home run from Christy Nelson, and fell 11-3 in the second game.
  • Bulldogs Face Crucial Four-Game Series At Dartmouth
    April 18, 2010
    Bulldogs Face Crucial Four-Game Series At Dartmouth The Yale softball team will have a much better idea of where it stands in the Ivy League North Division following a crucial four-game series at Dartmouth this weekend. Because of inclement weather in Hanover, N.H., the games will now be played on Sunday and Monday. Action at Sachem Field kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday and at 2 p.m. on Monday.
  • Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Dartmouth
    April 18, 2010
    Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Dartmouth Home runs played a key role in Dartmouth’s doubleheader sweep of Yale on Sunday at Sachem Field. The Big Green hit three in the first game en route to an 11-3 victory, and Molly Khalil blasted a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth inning of the second game to give Dartmouth a wild 10-9 victory.
  • Baseball, Softball Schedules Altered For Weekend
    April 16, 2010
    Baseball, Softball Schedules Altered For Weekend Due to inclement weather in Hanover, N.H., the Yale baseball and softball series this weekend have been pushed back. Baseball will now play at Dartmouth on Sunday and Monday at Noon (both doubleheaders). Softball will play at Dartmouth on Sunday at 12:30 PM and Monday at 2:00 PM (both doubleheaders).
  • Bulldogs Rout Sacred Heart To Earn Doubleheader Split
    April 14, 2010
    Bulldogs Rout Sacred Heart To Earn Doubleheader Split Yale’s hitters have struggled against Sacred Heart in recent meetings. That trend continued in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, but the Bulldogs broke out in a big way in the second game. After Nicole Sidor tossed a four-hitter to lead the Pioneers to a 4-1 win in the opener, Yale banged out 12 hits and cruised to a 10-0 victory in the nightcap.
  • Short Trip To Sacred Heart On Tap Wednesday
    April 13, 2010
    Short Trip To Sacred Heart On Tap Wednesday Yale’s bats seem to be coming alive at the right time. The start of Ivy League North Division play is this weekend, and the Bulldogs have averaged a little over 11 hits and scored 22 runs in their last three games. Yale will try to build some more positive momentum for this weekend’s trip to Dartmouth with a doubleheader at Sacred Heart on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game at Pioneer Park is slated for 3 p.m.
  • Short Trip To Sacred Heart On Tap Wednesday
    April 13, 2010
    Short Trip To Sacred Heart On Tap Wednesday Yale’s bats seem to be coming alive at the right time. The start of Ivy League North Division play is this weekend, and the Bulldogs have averaged a little over 11 hits and scored 22 runs in their last three games. Yale will try to build some more positive momentum for this weekend’s trip to Dartmouth with a doubleheader at Sacred Heart on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game at Pioneer Park is slated for 3 p.m.
  • Historic Sweep; Yale Wins Two From Princeton
    April 11, 2010
    Historic Sweep; Yale Wins Two From Princeton In Saturday’s second game against Cornell, the Yale softball team had 11 hits but scored only three runs. The Bulldogs were far more efficient Sunday against Princeton. Yale banged out 11 hits in both games but scored a total of 19 runs in a pair of victories. The Bulldogs cruised to an 11-2 win in the first game and then edged the Tigers 8-6 in the nightcap. It was the first time in school history that Yale swept a doubleheader from Princeton.
  • Canulli’s Homer Not Enough As Yale Drops Doubleheader To Cornell
    April 10, 2010
    Canulli’s Homer Not Enough As Yale Drops Doubleheader To Cornell The Yale softball team did a number of things right in Saturday’s first game with Cornell. The Bulldogs got excellent pitching from Holly Gutterud and Jackie Manzer, who limited the Big Red’s high-powered offense to six hits. The pitchers also benefitted from some outstanding defense. Unfortunately, Cornell pitcher Elizabeth Dalrymple was just too good. She tossed a three-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts to lead the Big Red to a 3-0 victory. Cornell completed the doubleheader sweep with a 7-3 win in the second game, despite a home run from Yale’s Allie Canulli.
  • Friday's Softball Doubleheader Postponed; Yale-Cornell Will Now Play Two Saturday Starting At 1:30 p.m.
    April 09, 2010
    Friday's Softball Doubleheader Postponed; Yale-Cornell Will Now Play Two Saturday Starting At 1:30 p.m. Yale's doubleheader with Cornell scheduled for Friday has been postponed due to rain. The two teams will now play on Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. Yale and Princeton will play a doubleheader on Sunday, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Face Pair of High-Powered Offenses
    April 08, 2010
    Bulldogs Face Pair of High-Powered Offenses Yale’s pitching staff entered the week leading the Ivy League in earned run average. That staff will be put to the test when two of the Ivy League’s most potent offenses visit Dewitt Family Field this weekend. Defending Ivy League champion Cornell is in town on Friday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader. The Big Red has already scored 132 runs this season. On Saturday, Princeton visits for a doubleheader that gets under way at 12:30 p.m. The Tigers lead the league with 21 home runs. Free audio of Saturday’s games will be available at wybc.com.
  • Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader To Providence
    April 07, 2010
    Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader To Providence Fast starts helped the Providence softball team to a pair of wins over Yale on Wednesday on a gorgeous afternoon at Dewitt Family Field. The Friars led 6-0 after two innings in the first game en route to a 6-2 victory and jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning of the second game on their way to a 9-1 victory. Ashley Sloan had hits in both games to extend her hitting streak to six for the Bulldogs.
  • Six-Game Home Stand Starts With Visit From Providence
    April 06, 2010
    Six-Game Home Stand Starts With Visit From Providence The Yale softball team has played only two of its 19 games in the friendly confines of Dewitt Family Field. That number will grow significantly this week. Yale starts a six-game home stand with a visit from Providence on Wednesday. The doubleheader gets under way at 2:30 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Penn
    April 03, 2010
    Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Penn The Yale softball team got a big day from its senior class but it wasn’t enough to lift the Bulldogs to victories. Ashley Sloan, Allie Canulli and Lauren Huddleston combined for seven of Yale’s 10 hits on Saturday and knocked in all four runs, but Penn swept an Ivy League doubleheader at Warren Field. The Quakers scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning of the first game en route to a 5-4 victory, and Taylor Tieman tossed a four-hit shutout in the second game to lead Penn to a 2-0 victory.
  • Quick Six In Sixth; Big Comeback Leads To Doubleheader Sweep Of Columbia
    April 02, 2010
    Quick Six In Sixth; Big Comeback Leads To Doubleheader Sweep Of Columbia The Yale softball team opened Ivy League play in impressive fashion. Ashley Sloan’s two-out RBI single capped a six-run sixth inning as Yale rallied from a 7-2 deficit to beat Columbia 8-7 and earn a doubleheader sweep in the Ivy League openers for both team. Kayla Kuretich tossed a five-hit shutout to lead the Bulldogs to a 6-0 victory in the first game.
  • Trip To Columbia & Penn Starts Ivy League Play
    April 01, 2010
    Trip To Columbia & Penn Starts Ivy League Play The 2010 Yale softball season has already had its share of eventful moments. It began a day later than expected because of torrential rain in normally sunny Florida. Kayla Kuretich had her bid for a no-hitter ended by ground ball single in the seventh inning against Marist, and most recently, Yale saw a 9-3 lead go for naught when the game had to be stopped after four innings because of darkness. All of that, though, gets forgotten now as Yale prepares for its Ivy League openers this weekend. The Bulldogs play doubleheaders at Columbia on Friday and at Penn on Saturday. The action on both days begins at 2 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Travel To Fairfield For Pair
    March 31, 2010
    Bulldogs Travel To Fairfield For Pair The start of the Ivy League season is just a few days away and the Yale softball team has one more chance to work out the kinks to get ready. Weather permitting, Yale plays a doubleheader at Fairfield on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game at Alumni Field is slated for 2:30 p.m.
  • Left Out In The Dark; Big Yale Lead Erased When Game Called After Four Innings
    March 31, 2010
    Left Out In The Dark; Big Yale Lead Erased When Game Called After Four Innings History may not show it, but the Yale softball team will take some positive momentum into Friday’s Ivy League opener against Columbia. When yesterday’s heavy rain pushed the starting time for Wednesday’s game with Fairfield back to 4 p.m., the plan was to play only one game. But when the first game ended in a relatively brisk 1:53, the coaches decided to try and squeeze in a second game. That’s when Yale’s bats came alive. The Bulldogs banged out 16 hits in four innings and had a 9-3 lead. Unfortunately, all that offense took time and the game had to be called before it became official as darkness was descending on Alumni Field. As a result, none of the statistics count. Fairfield won the first game 3-1.
  • Today’s Softball Game At Fairfield Pushed Back To 4 p.m. Start; Teams Will Now Play One Game
    March 31, 2010
    Today’s Softball Game At Fairfield Pushed Back To 4 p.m. Start; Teams Will Now Play One Game The softball doubleheader scheduled for today at Fairfield has been changed to a single game and will be played at 4 p.m. rather than 2:30 p.m. as originally scheduled.
  • Kuretich Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week
    March 30, 2010
    Kuretich Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week Kayla Kuretich, who flirted with a no-hitter last Wednesday against Marist, has been named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Week. In two appearances last week, Kuretich pitched 12 innings without allowing an earned run and struck out 10.
  • Home Openers Saturday Against Army
    March 27, 2010
    Home Openers Saturday Against Army The Army softball team that comes to Dewitt Family Field on Saturday has played 16 games. There is one in particular that should have Yale’s attention. On Mar. 20, the Black Knights knocked off defending Ivy League champion Cornell 2-1 at the Rebel Games in Florida. As a result, Saturday’s doubleheader is a good test for a Bulldog team that is only a week away from starting league play. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 1 p.m.
  • Canulli’s Big Hit Helps Yale To Split With Army
    March 27, 2010
    Canulli’s Big Hit Helps Yale To Split With Army One of the things missing for the Yale softball team early in the season has been the key hit. Allie Canulli helped change that Saturday against Army. Canulli’s two-out, two-run single in the fourth inning snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted the Bulldogs to a 4-1 victory over the Black Knights in the first game of a doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field. Army rebounded to win the second game 7-2.
  • Kuretich Flirts With No-Hitter; Bulldogs Split With Marist
    March 24, 2010
    Kuretich Flirts With No-Hitter; Bulldogs Split With Marist In her two starts prior to Wednesday, Kayla Kuretich was dominating for the Yale softball team. She brought it to a higher level against Marist, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing a one-out single as the Bulldogs blanked the Red Foxes 3-0 to earn a split of a non-league doubleheader. Marist won the first game 4-3.
  • Yale Visits Marist Wednesday
    March 22, 2010
    Yale Visits Marist Wednesday The Yale softball team heads to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for a non-league doubleheader with Marist on Wednesday. The action at The Softball Park at Gartland Field gets under way at 2:30 p.m. Yale, which has yet to play a home game, picked up its first two wins of the season on Sunday at the Stony Brook Invitational, topping Holy Cross 5-1 and Quinnipiac 4-2.
  • Offense Comes Alive; Yale Wins Two At Stony Brook Invitational
    March 21, 2010
    Offense Comes Alive; Yale Wins Two At Stony Brook Invitational After struggling at the plate in its first eight games, it was only matter of time before the Yale softball team broke out. Sunday was the day. Yale banged out 14 hits in a pair of victories – 5-1 over Holy Cross and 4-2 over Quinnipiac. Both games were part of the Stony Brook Invitational at University Field.
  • Bulldogs Drop 1-0 Decision To Fairfield At Stony Brook Invitational
    March 20, 2010
    Bulldogs Drop 1-0 Decision To Fairfield At Stony Brook Invitational The Yale softball team had a number of good scoring chances Saturday against Fairfield. The Bulldogs had baserunners in all but one inning, but none were able to cross home plate. As a result Yale suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Stags on the second day of the Stony Brook Invitational at University Field.
  • Two Pitchers Duels Go Against Bulldogs
    March 19, 2010
    Two Pitchers Duels Go Against Bulldogs Kayla Kuretich pitched one of the best games of her career on Friday against Quinnipiac. Unfortunately for the Yale softball team, it didn’t lead to a victory. Kim Le Bel’s infield single scored Julia Sini in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Bobcats edged Yale 2-1 on the opening day of the Stony Brook Invitational at University Field. In their first game of the day, the Bulldogs dropped a 3-0 decision to Stony Brook.
  • Bulldogs Spend Weekend At Stony Brook Invitational
    March 18, 2010
    Bulldogs Spend Weekend At Stony Brook Invitational After spending a week in Florida, the Yale softball team returned to New Haven on Wednesday. Their stay in the Elm City won’t be for long. The Bulldogs will take the ferry over to Long Island early Friday morning to compete in the Stony Brook Invitational. On Friday, Yale plays Stony Brook (11 a.m.) and Quinnipiac (3 p.m.). Saturday the Bulldogs meet Fairfield at 2 p.m. and on Sunday they play Holy Cross at 10 a.m. and Quinnipiac at noon.
  • Bulldogs Fall To Stetson In Florida Finale
    March 15, 2010
    Bulldogs Fall To Stetson In Florida Finale Stetson’s Patricia Wilson Field has been named the top softball facility in the nation twice this decade. It appears the field could get some postseason use this spring. Amanda Lindsey had two hits, including a three-run home run, to lead Stetson to an 8-0 victory over Yale on Monday. The victory was the Hatters’ 15th of the young season.
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