2012-13 Yale Softball News

October 7, 2013
Seven Bulldogs Earn NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete Honors
Seven Yale softball players have been named NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes. Riley Hughes, Brittany Labbadia, Kristen Leung, Jennifer Ong ’13, Sarah Onorato, Liz Tutino ’13 and Kelsey Warkentine ’13 were all honored for their work in the classroom in 2012-13.

June 4, 2013
Dunham To Play In Tournament With USA Athletes International
Chelsey Dunham, a mainstay on the Yale pitching staff over the last three years, is getting an opportunity to test her skills against international competition. Dunham is heading to Holland for 10 days with USA Athletes International. She will be playing for a USA softball team in the Oldenzaal Run Invitational, while also acting as a good will ambassador and touring the nation. The team will have five days of games during the trip.

May 21, 2013
Onorato Named Second Team All-Region
The honors continue to come in for Yale catcher Sarah Onorato. She has been named to the NFCA Northeast Region second team as a catcher.

May 16, 2013
Onorato Named Ivy League Player Of Year
Sarah Onorato’s remarkable season has earned her a big honor. Onorato, who set a number of school records, including hitting 14 home runs, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Year.

May 3, 2013
Balta Elected 2013-14 Yale Captain
Tori Balta made a good early impression on first-year Yale softball coach Jen Goodwin.

May 1, 2013
Bulldogs Hand Out Team Awards
Four players received awards at the annual team brunch held on Sunday in the varsity room of the Ray Tompkins House.

April 30, 2013
Bulldogs Close Out Season With Single Game At Marist
The Yale softball team completed Ivy League play in impression fashion. The Bulldogs hit eight home runs in Saturday’s doubleheader at Brown. Yale will now try to end the season on an equally positive note. In a bit of a scheduling quirk, the Bulldogs conclude the 2013 season with a non-league opponent when they play a single game at Marist on Tuesday. The first pitch is slated for 2:30 p.m.

April 30, 2013
Bulldogs Fall At Marist In Season Finale
Yale’s offensive outburst from Sunday didn’t carry over. Two days after belting eight home runs in a doubleheader with Brown, the Bulldogs were limited to two hits in a 6-0 loss at Marist in the season finale.

April 30, 2013
Onorato Earns Ivy League Honor
Another big week earned Yale catcher Sarah Onorato another honor. Onorato, who batted .588 in six games last week, was named the Ivy League Player of the Week. She shared the honor with Brown’s Stephanie Thompson.

April 27, 2013
Bulldogs Belt Eight Home Runs; Set Single Season School Record In Split With Brown
The Yale softball team ended Ivy League play with a bang. Or to be more precise, eight bangs. The Bulldogs hit eight home runs, including three from Sarah Onorato, in splitting a doubleheader with Brown at the Erickson Athletic Complex. The Bears won the opener 9-8 before Yale cruised to a 12-2 victory in the second game.

April 26, 2013
Final Home Game For Seniors Ends In Victory
The final game at Dewitt Family Field for Yale’s four seniors was a success. The Bulldogs banged out 12 hits en route to a 5-2 victory over Brown and a split of an Ivy League doubleheader. Christy Nelson, Jennifer Ong, Liz Tutino and Kelsey Warkentine walked off their home field for the last time as winners.

April 25, 2013
Four-Game Series With Brown Includes Friday’s Senior Day At Dewitt Family Field
Friday will be an emotional day for four Yale softball players who will be making their final appearance at Dewitt Family Field. Christy Nelson, Jennifer Ong, Liz Tutino and Kelsey Warketine have combined to play in more than 500 games, collect nearly 360 hits and drive in nearly 200 runs over the last four years.

April 24, 2013
Familiar Foe Army Next Up For Bulldogs
The Yale softball team takes a break from Ivy League play on Wednesday. It won’t be against an unfamiliar opponent, however. The Bulldogs travel to West Point for a doubleheader against Army. The two teams have met in each of the last seven years. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3:30 p.m.

April 24, 2013
Doubles Record Down; Onorato Strikes Again
Sophomore Sarah Onorato continued her assault on the Yale record. Onorato has already set the single season school record with 11 home runs. Today she added the single-season doubles mark to her resume.

April 21, 2013
First-Place Dartmouth Sweeps Yale
Dartmouth pitcher Kristen Rumley showed Yale why she is a leading candidate for the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year Award on Sunday. Rumley tossed 12 scoreless innings, allowing only four hits, as the Big Green swept a doubleheader from the Bulldogs 5-0 and 8-0.

April 20, 2013
Yale To Honor 1993 Team, Host Dartmouth On Alumni Weekend
There will be several special guests on hand when the Yale softball team hosts Dartmouth this weekend. Yale’s 1993 Ivy League championship team will be honored between games of Saturday’s doubleheader as part of the Alumni Day festivities. The first pitch on both Saturday and Sunday is set for 12:30 p.m.

April 20, 2013
Dartmouth Spoils Alumni Day With Doubleheader Sweep
Yale honored the 1993 Ivy League champion softball team between games of Saturday’s doubleheader with Dartmouth. The short ceremony seemed to inspire the 2013 Bulldogs. Yale built an 8-1 lead after two innings of the second game, but Dartmouth rallied and escaped with a 10-8 victory. The Big Green won the first game 10-1.

April 17, 2013
Big Innings Lead Sacred Heart To Doubleheader Sweep
Heading into the seventh inning of Wednesday’s second game with Sacred Heart, all the momentum seemed to be on Yale’s side. The Bulldogs had just scored three runs to pull within 7-6. Despite still trailing, Yale had to feel pretty good about it chances to complete the comeback, especially with the top of the order due up in the bottom of the seventh.

April 17, 2013
Big Innings Lead Sacred Heart To Doubleheader Sweep
Heading into the seventh inning of Wednesday’s second game with Sacred Heart, all the momentum seemed to be on Yale’s side. The Bulldogs had just scored three runs to pull within 7-6. Despite still trailing, Yale had to feel pretty good about it chances to complete the comeback, especially with the top of the order due up in the bottom of the seventh.

April 16, 2013
Bulldogs Return Home To Host Sacred Heart
There is little question who Yale’s focus will be on when Sacred Heart visits Dewitt Family Field for Wednesday’s doubleheader. Nicole Sidor stars both at the plate and in the circle for the Pioneers. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m., and CPTV Sports will televise the games on tape delay to its Connecticut viewers.

April 14, 2013
Nelson Becomes Yale’s All-Time Home Run Leader
Another day, another update required to the Yale softball record book. Christy Nelson became Yale’s all-time home run leader, belting the 18th of her career, but the Bulldogs dropped an Ivy League doubleheader to Harvard, 12-3 and 5-3.

April 13, 2013
Saturday's Harvard Doubleheader Pushed Back To 2 p.m. Start
Due to the overnight rain in Boston, Saturday's doubleheader with Harvard will now start at 2 p.m.

April 13, 2013
Onorato Breaks Single-Season Yale Home Run Record
Sarah Onorato grew up less than 20 miles from Harvard’s Soldier Softball Field. That probably helped make Saturday’s record breaking day a little extra special. Onorato, a sophomore, hit her school-record 11th home run of the season, but unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it came on a day that they dropped a doubleheader to the Crimson, falling 7-4 in the first game and 4-2 in the nightcap.

April 12, 2013
Four-Game Road Set At Harvard Next Up For Bulldogs
After two weekends of league play, the Yale softball team has put itself in position to make a run at the Ivy League North Division title. This weekend’s four-game series at Harvard could go a long way in determining Yale’s fate. The Bulldogs play doubleheaders with the Crimson on Saturday and Sunday. The action begins at 12:30 p.m. on both days.

April 10, 2013
Nelson, Onorato Hit Milestone Homers As Yale Splits With Wagner
Two Yale softball players hit milestone home runs Wednesday in a 5-3 victory over Wagner in the first game of non-league doubleheader. On the first pitch of the game, Sarah Onorato hit her 10th homer of the season, tying the single-season school record. Later in the game, Christy Nelson belted a two-run homer, the 17th of her outstanding career, which also ties the school record.

April 9, 2013
Bulldogs Start Road Stretch With Visit To Wagner
It is back to the road for the Yale softball team. Yale plays a doubleheader at Wagner on Wednesday starting at 3 p.m. The Bulldogs hope it is as successful as their last trip when they won three of four against Cornell and Princeton two weeks ago.

April 6, 2013
Onorato's Hitting Streak Reaches 19; Bulldogs Drop Pair To Columbia
Sarah Onorato provided very little drama when it came to extending her hitting streak to 19 games Saturday. She doubled in her first bat in each game of the doubleheader with Columbia.

April 5, 2013
Offense Cools In Doubleheader Loss To Penn
What had been a red-hot Yale offense was shut down by Penn on Friday.

April 4, 2013
Key Ivy League Home Weekend On Tap For Bulldogs
If the first Ivy League weekend is any indication, it is going to be a very nerve-wracking season for Yale softball fans. Three of the four games were decided in extra innings, including a 13-inning affair against Cornell that had a number of twists and turns.

April 3, 2013
Battle Of Bulldogs Wednesday At Dewitt Family Field
The Yale softball team did just about everything well in the opening weekend of Ivy League play. Yale hit .275, scored 26 runs and belted nine home runs and got solid work in the circle, yielding only 13 earned runs in 50 innings (1.82 ERA). The Bulldogs will look to keep the momentum rolling when they begin a busy week of home games by hosting Bryant on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m. at Dewitt Family Field.

April 3, 2013
Onorato Extends Hitting Streak To 15 Games; Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader To Bryant
With a stiff breeze blowing out Wednesday afternoon at Dewitt Family Field, the conditions seemed favorable to a Yale softball team that had hit nine home runs in its last six games. Instead it was Bryant that used the long ball to its advantage. Lauren Guy homered in each game, and Aubrey Mable belted a three-run homer in the opener as Bryant swept the Bulldogs 12-7 and 10-2.

April 2, 2013
Onorato Named Ivy League Player Of Week
Sarah Onorato, who had a big week at the plate in helping Yale race out to the early lead in the Ivy League North Division, has been named the league’s player of the week. In six, games, Onorato batted .440 (11-for-25) with three doubles, four home runs and nine RBI. She also scored eight runs.

March 31, 2013
More Extra Inning Heroics Earn Yale A Split At Princeton
Extra innings once again were kind to the Yale softball team. Riley Hughes’ ground out scored Tori Balta, snapping a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning and helping Yale to a 3-2 victory over Princeton in the second game of an Ivy League doubleheader at Class of 1895 Field. The Tigers won the first game 6-1.

March 30, 2013
Hot Start: Bulldogs Sweep Cornell In Ivy Openers
Jen Goodwin’s Ivy League coaching career certainly got off to an exciting start. Yale hit six home runs and needed extra innings in both games but came away with a doubleheader sweep at Cornell, winning the first game 7-2 in 13 innings and taking the second game 7-5 in nine innings.

March 28, 2013
Ivy League Play Starts With Trip To Cornell, Princeton
The Yale pitching staff had perhaps its best day of the season in Wednesday’s doubleheader split with Fairfield. Chelsey Dunham, Rhydian Glass and Kristen Leung combined to yield just two earned runs against a Stags offense that was averaging more than 4.5 runs per game.

March 27, 2013
Bulldogs Set For Visit From Fairfield
The Yale softball team begins a busy week by hosting a doubleheader with Fairfield on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game at Dewitt Family Field is slated for 2 p.m.

March 27, 2013
Onorato, Warkentine Homer As Yale Splits With Fairfield
There were a number of positives in Yale’s final tune-ups before the start of Ivy League play. None, though, was more important than the performance turned in by pitcher Chelsey Dunham. Dunham tossed a three-hit shutout as Yale blanked Fairfield 4-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field. The Stags rebounded to win the second game 5-4.

March 22, 2013
Bulldogs Host Rhode Island In Home Openers
The last time Rhode Island came to Dewitt Family Field, during the 2011 season, it capped a memorable weekend for the Yale softball team. The Bulldogs swept the Rams, winning both games in their last at bat, to cap a perfect 6-0 weekend. When URI visits on Friday, Yale will be looking to start a winning streak. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m.

March 22, 2013
Glass Earns First Career Victory As Yale Splits With URI
The Yale softball team couldn’t have asked for a better start in its home opener against Rhode Island on Friday. Sarah Onorato hammered the first pitch a Yale batter saw over the centerfield fence. Still, the Bulldogs needed some late-inning dramatics to win the first game 5-3. The Rams rallied to win the second game 13-6.

March 21, 2013
Bulldogs Drop Single Game At Providence
Friday’s home opener comes at a good time for the Yale softball team. During the first two weeks of the season, Yale has played on both coasts and had all 14 of its games away from home. The latest trip took the Bulldogs to Providence on Thursday where they dropped a 9-0 decision to the Friars.

March 20, 2013
Yale To Play Single Game At Providence Thursday
The season is only two weeks old, but the Yale softball team is showing a knack for the long ball. The Bulldogs have already hit eight home runs, more than all of last season. Yale hopes to add to that total in a single game with Providence on Thursday at 4 p.m. The teams were originally scheduled to play a doubleheader on Wednesday, but it was postponed.

March 19, 2013
Yale-Providence Doubleheader Postponed
The Yale-Providence softball doubleheader, scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 20, has been postponed.

March 17, 2013
Bulldogs Fall 4-1 At Stony Brook
Yale held a high-powered Stony Brook offense to only five hits, but the Seawolves still managed to push across four runs en route to a 4-1 victory over the Bulldogs on a chilly Sunday morning at University Field.

March 16, 2013
Yale Hits Four Home Runs In Pair Of Losses At Stony Brook Invitational
Yale’s bats came alive in a big way Saturday at the Stony Brook Invitational. The Bulldogs hit four home runs and had 27 hits in two games. Unfortunately, Yale wasn’t as sharp as it needed to be defensively. The result was a pair of losses, 14-11 to Manhattan and 13-6 to Holy Cross.

March 15, 2013
Onorato Homers Again As Yale Drops Two At Stony Brook Invitational
Sarah Onorato hit her Ivy League leading third home run of the season Friday at the Stony Brook Invitational, but the Yale softball team dropped a pair of games. Holy Cross scored three runs in the fifth inning to snap a 1-1 tie en route to a 5-1 victory over the Bulldogs in the opening game. Yale was limited to one hit – Onorato’s homer – in the second game, a 7-1 loss to Stony Brook.

March 14, 2013
Bulldogs Set For Stony Brook Invitational
After spending five days in Seattle, the Yale softball team is back on the East Coast. The Bulldogs are on Long Island preparing for the Stony Brook Invitational this weekend. Yale faces Holy Cross and Stony Brook on Friday, Manhattan and Holy Cross on Saturday and Stony Brook on Sunday.

March 12, 2013
Onorato Homers In Yale’s 6-1 Loss At Seattle
One of the positives of Yale’s early trip to the West Coast has been the play of catcher Sarah Onorato. Onorato belted her second home run of the season on Tuesday, but that was all the offense the Bulldogs could muster in a 6-1 loss to Seattle University.

March 12, 2013
Delgadillo Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
Freshman Lauren Delgadillo has been rewarded for her strong start to the season. Delgadillo was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Tuesday.

March 11, 2013
West Coast Trip Continues With Two At Seattle University
The Yale softball team finished up play at the University of Washington’s Husky Classic on Sunday. The Bulldogs, though, aren’t finished in Seattle. They play a doubleheader with Seattle University on Tuesday. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 5 p.m. EDT.

March 10, 2013
Delgadillo’s Walk-Off Home Run Makes Yale A 6-5 Winner Over New Mexico
The Yale softball team is only seven games into the 2013 season, but the Bulldogs already have their first dramatic victory. Lauren Delgadillo led off the bottom of the seventh inning with a home run to left-center field to lift Yale to a thrilling 6-5 victory over New Mexico in its first game of the day at the Husky Classic at the University of Washington.

March 9, 2013
Big Day For Onorato In 6-2 Loss To Seattle At Husky Classic
The Yale softball team had plenty of opportunities against Seattle University Saturday at the Husky Classic. The Bulldogs, though, just couldn’t capitalize on enough of them. Yale outhit Seattle 9-8 but left 11 runners on base and fell to the Redhawks 6-2.

March 8, 2013
3,000-Mile Journey Takes Yale To Seattle For Husky Softball Classic
The Yale softball team is about to embark on the longest road trip in school history. The Bulldogs are travelling nearly 3,000 miles to Seattle for the University of Washington’s Husky Softball Classic this weekend. Yale faces Bradley and Ohio on Friday, Seattle University on Saturday and New Mexico and Washington on Sunday.

March 8, 2013
Bulldogs Erupt For Seven Runs In Victory Over Ohio
Yale’s bats came alive in the second game of the day at the Husky Classic in Seattle. The Bulldogs banged out eight hits and scored seven runs in an impressive 7-1 victory over Ohio at the University of Washington.

March 5, 2013
Bulldogs Face Opening Day Trip To Central Connecticut
The weather hasn’t yet inspired Connecticut residents to turn their thoughts to spring, but the Yale softball team certainly is ready. The Bulldogs kick off the 2013 season with a doubleheader at Central Connecticut on Tuesday. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m. at the CCSU Softball Complex.

March 5, 2013
Delgadillo Has Big Opening Day For Bulldogs
Freshman Lauren Delgadillo had an impressive debut for the Yale softball team. Delgadillo had three hits in opening day doubleheader against Central Connecticut, but the Bulldogs dropped both games, falling 8-1 and 3-1 on a chilly afternoon at the CCSU Softball Complex.

March 3, 2013
Talented And Experienced Bulldogs Ready To Kick Off 2013 Season
The 2013 season begins a new era of Yale softball. Jen Goodwin, who spent the last two years as the Assistant Executive Director for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, has taken over as the head coach of the Bulldogs. Goodwin has brought energy and a passion for the game to the program.

February 20, 2013
Ong Named A Candidate For 2013 Senior Class Award
Jennifer Ong, the 2012 first team All-Ivy second baseman and a two-time NFCA Scholar Athlete, has been selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate softball.

January 8, 2013
Ong, Nelson Earn Preseason Honors From CollegeSportsMadness
A pair of Yale softball players have earned preseason All-Ivy honors from CollegeSportsMadness.com. Senior second baseman Jennifer Ong was named to the first team, while senior third baseman Christy Nelson was selected to the second team.

December 10, 2012
Seven Bulldogs Named NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes
Seven Yale softball players have been named NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes. Riley Hughes, Kristen Leung, Meg Johnson ’12, Jennifer Ong, Sarah Onorato, Kelsey Warkentine and Virginia Waldrop ’12 were all honored for their work in the classroom in 2011-12.

October 15, 2012
Yale Softball Hosting Clinic Nov. 11
The Yale softball team will host a Pitching/Catching/Hitting Clinic inside Coxe Cage on Sunday, Nov. 11. The pitching and catching sessions run from 10 a.m. to 11:30, while the hitting session is from noon to 2 p.m.

October 2, 2012
Denis, Peterson Join Yale Softball Coaching Staff
First-year Yale softball coach Jen Goodwin has completed her coaching staff with the hiring of Denise Denis as an assistant coach and Cheryl Peterson as a volunteer assistant.

August 24, 2012
Four Join Bulldogs In Class of 2016
Four freshmen are set to join the Yale softball program for the 2012-13 season. Lauren Delgadillo (San Clemente, Calif.), Rhydian Glass (Goshen, Conn.), Brittany Labbadia (Berlin, Conn.) and Allie Souza (Stamford, Conn.) all bring strong credentials to New Haven.

August 10, 2012
Jen Goodwin Named Yale Softball Coach
Jen Goodwin, who spent the last two years as the Assistant Executive Director for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, has been named the head softball coach at Yale.