March 16, 2013

Yale Hits Four Home Runs In Pair Of Losses At Stony Brook Invitational

Bulldogs Fall To Manhattan, Holy Cross

STONY BROOK, N.Y. – 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.

Lauren Delgadillo homered in each game and was 5-for-7 with three RBI. Christy Nelson and Sarah Onorato also went deep for Yale (2-10). Nelson knocked in five runs and Brittany Labbadia had four hits on the day. Allie Souza had three hits, and Kelsey Warkentine, Liz Tutino and Tori Balta contributed two hits apiece.

"We really swung the bats the way we know we can today," said Yale head coach Jen Goodwin. "Defensively we had some miscues at inopportune times, putting us into a hole we couldn't dig ourselves out of."

The Bulldogs committed seven errors, which led to nine unearned runs.

Yale led Manhattan 4-3 heading to the bottom of the third, but the Jaspers erupted for six runs.

The Bulldogs, though, fought to the end.

Onorato hit a solo homer and Nelson added a two-run shot in the fifth.

Yale then scored four times in the seventh inning. Nelson delivered a two-run single, and Labbadia and Souza also knocked in runs.

The Bulldogs outhit Manhattan 15-12 in the game.

Yale had 12 hits in the second game but was again victimized by a big inning. Holy Cross scored seven runs in the second inning to grab control early.

Warkentine, Souza, Delgadillo and Labbadia each had two hits for the Bulldogs. One of Delgadillo's hits was a solo home run leading off the second inning.

Yale now has eight home runs on the season.

The Bulldogs conclude play at the Invitational on Sunday when they play Stony Brook at 9:30 a.m. 

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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