March 10, 2012

Bulldogs Drop Pair At Rebel Games

Warkentine, Ong Have Hits In Both Games

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A poor second inning hurt the Yale softball team in both of its games Saturday at the Rebel Games. Akron scored four runs in the second en route to a 7-0 victory, and Florida A&M put up a nine-spot in the second in a 12-3 win.

Jennifer Ong and Kelsey Warkentine had hits in both games for Yale, who fell to 3-5 on the season.

The Bulldogs were limited to two hits, singles by Ong and Warkentine, against Akron (9-8).

Yale committed three errors which led to five unearned runs.

Pitcher Chelsey Dunham struck out five, but suffered her first loss of the season.

Sloppy defense also hurt the Bulldogs against Florida A&M. Only two of Florida A&M's 12 runs were earned.

Yale tried to rally after falling behind by nine. The Bulldogs scored three times in the third. Ong singled and Tori Balta was hit by a pitch. Sarah Onorato then hit a grounder to shortstop. Alyssa Weaver fielded it cleanly but threw wildly to second trying to get the force out, which allowed Ong to score. Christy Nelson followed with a two-run double to the left-centerfield gap.

Florida A&M (6-13) then scored three runs in the fifth inning to end the game.

Yale plays its final two games at the Rebel Games on Sunday. The Bulldogs face St. Peter's at 3 p.m. and Manhattan at 5 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity