March 11, 2013

West Coast Trip Continues With Two At Seattle University

Bulldogs Hope To Avenge Saturday's Loss To Redhawks

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

Yale (2-5) more than held its own against challenging competition in the tournament. The Bulldogs knocked off Ohio and New Mexico. The victory over the Lobos came in dramatic fashion when freshman Lauren Delgadillo homered leading off the bottom of the seventh inning.

Delgadillo is off to a strong start. She leads the team in average (.450), hits (9) and RBI (4). Sophomores Sarah Onorato (.381) and Riley Hughes (.375) also have hit well. Tori Balta had at least one hit in each of the games of the tournament, and Jennifer Ong has a four-game hitting streak.

Yale and Seattle will be playing for the second and third times. The Redhawks also played in the Husky Classic and defeated the Bulldogs 6-2 on Saturday. Jessica Ulrich homered for Seattle, while Onorato went deep for the Bulldogs.

The Redhawks are 9-14 on the season.

Yale will return to the East Coast on Wednesday but doesn't come back to New Haven. The Bulldogs head to Long Island where they will take part in the Stony Brook Invitational this weekend.

Lauren Delgadillo photo courtesy of Rocco Labbadia

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity