March 17, 2013

Bulldogs Fall 4-1 At Stony Brook

Nelson Extends Hitting Streak To Four

STONY BROOK, N.Y. – 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.

Yale committed four errors, which led to all four Stony Brook runs being unearned.

Chelsey Dunham and Kylie Williamson both pitched well for the Bulldogs.

"Our pitchers bounced back today and held a good hitting Stony Brook team in check," said Yale head coach Jen Goodwin. "Our defense was hesitant and unfortunately it hurt us."

Sarah Onorato, Christy Nelson and Brittany Labbadia had hits for Yale (2-11).

The Seawolves (10-13) scored twice in the third inning to grab the lead and then tacked on two more runs in the fifth.

The Bulldogs spoiled the shutout bid in the sixth when Labbadia doubled and later scored on Tori Balta's ground out.

Sunday's game concluded a busy stretch for Yale, which has played 11 games in the last 10 days on both coasts. The Bulldogs spent last weekend in Seattle competing in the University of Washington's Husky Classic.

"We can't wait to get back to basics and get a few practices under our belts to work on the areas we struggled with," Goodwin said. "Stretches like this are tough, but we know what we need to work on and where we need to improve. There is a lot of season left for us and this group showed a lot of fight and heart the past few weeks. We have a lot to be proud of."

Yale plays a doubleheader at Providence on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 2 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity