Yale Faces Holy Cross, Manhattan, Stony Brook
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.
The tournament is the second of the season for the Bulldogs, who fared well against challenging competition last weekend at the University of Washington's Husky Classic. Yale (2-6) has three players batting better than .350, led by freshman Lauren Delgadillo, the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Delgadillo (.435 avg.) has one home run and four RBI. Sarah Onorato (.375) and Riley Hughes (.368) are also off to a hot start.
The trip to Long Island is a homecoming for junior Kristen Leung, a Manhasset, N.Y., native. Leung has made two appearances in the circle this season and has yet to allow an earned run. She has five strikeouts in her 4.1 innings pitched.
Holy Cross (3-7) played its first 10 games in Florida at the Rebel Games. Yale is the second Ivy League opponent for the Crusaders, who lost to Penn 12-4 on Mar. 4. Freshman Emily Jarvis (.414) leads the team in batting. Julia Barrett (3.55 ERA) leads the Crusaders in the circle.
Manhattan (3-4) is coming off an impressive doubleheader sweep of St. John's on Wednesday. Amanda Babcock (.389) leads the Jaspers in batting. Amy Bright (2.78 ERA) and Kate Bowen (3.36 ERA) have split the pitching duties.
After playing four tournaments on the road, Stony Brook (7-13) is making its home debut this weekend. Through 20 games, Bria Green leads the team with a .407 average, three homers and 13 RBI. Christine Lucido has starred in the circle with a 5-1 record and a 3.07 ERA in 43.1 innings pitched.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity