Onorato Homers In Yale’s 6-1 Loss At Seattle

Riley Hughes (photo by Rocco Labbadia)
Riley Hughes (photo by Rocco Labbadia)

Second Game Called In Second Inning Because Of Rain

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.

The teams were supposed to play a second game, but it was stopped in the top of the second inning because of rain.

The Bulldogs finished 2-4 during their time in Seattle, quite respectable considering the strength on the competition.

In the six games on the trip, Onorato batted .421 with two home runs and four RBI. Fellow sophomore Riley Hughes (.375) also hit well.

Seattle (10-14) jumped on the Bulldogs early, scoring three times in the first inning and twice in the third.

Onorato's homer got Yale on the board in the fourth, but the Redhawks added an insurance run in the fifth.

Seattle outhit Yale 16-3. Hughes and freshman Lauren Delgadillo also had hits for the Bulldogs, who fell to 2-6 on the season.

Kylie Williamson, pitching in her home state, was effective in relief. She tossed 3.2 innings, allowed one earned run and struck out two.

The second game was shaping up to be a slugfest. The Redhawks had a 4-3 lead with two out in the top of the second when it was stopped.

Onorato had doubled home a run and Williamson added an RBI ground out for the Bulldogs in the first inning. Tori Balta then singled home a run in the second inning.

Yale is back in action this weekend at the Stony Brook Invitational. The Bulldogs play Holy Cross at 9:30 a.m. and Stony Brook at 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity