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Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Army

Christy Nelson (Ken Yanagisawa photo)
Christy Nelson (Ken Yanagisawa photo)

Yanagisawa Has Two Hits For Yale

Game 2 Box Score

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WEST POINT, N.Y. – During its eight day stay in Florida at the Rebel Games, the Yale softball team was able to get in a nice rhythm. The Bulldogs won six of eight games playing nearly every day. Entering Saturday's doubleheader with Army, Yale had played only four games in 12 days. The rust may have shown as the Bulldogs lost both, 12-0 and 6-1.

Katie Yanagisawa had two hits on the day for Yale.

Army (12-8) banged out 16 hits in the two games.

The Black Knights' talented freshman class was on display. April Ortenzo hit a three-run home run and Haley Pypes added a two-run shot in the second game. Pypes also was the winning pitcher in the nightcap. She tossed a complete game, striking out four.

Yale (6-8) scored its run in the second inning. Mariclaire Rebman doubled, moved to third on Meg Johnson's ground out and scored on McKynlee Westman's sacrifice fly to left field.

The Bulldogs threatened in the fourth. Walks to Rebman and Westman and a single by Liz Tutino loaded the bases, but Pypes worked out of the jam.

Yale was limited to five hits in the game. Christy Nelson and Tori Balta added singles.

Chelsey Dunham started in the circle and allowed only three earned runs.

Army used a six-run third inning to seize control of the first game.

The Bulldogs were limited to just two hits, singles by Jennifer Ong and Yanagisawa.

Yale had a couple of good scoring chances early. Ong led off the game with a single and Rebman walked later in the inning, but the Bulldogs couldn't capitalize. In the second, Kelsey Warkentine reached on an error, and Balta walked but both were left stranded.

Yale is back in action on Wednesday, hosting a doubleheader against Fairfield. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 2:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity