Bulldogs Start Road Stretch With Visit To Wagner

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Kristen Leung. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Onorato Looks To Extend 19-Game Hitting Streak

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It is back to the road for the Yale softball team. Yale plays a doubleheader at Wagner on Wednesday starting at 3 p.m.  The Bulldogs hope it is as successful as their last trip when they won three of four against Cornell and Princeton two weeks ago.

The biggest storyline on Wednesday involves Yale catcher Sarah Onorato, who has a 19-game hitting streak, the fourth longest in Ivy League history and the longest for a Yale player since Katie Yanagisawa '11 had a hit in 23 straight games in 2011. During the current hitting streak, Onorato is batting .485. She is 32-for-66 with 11 doubles and seven home runs and 13 RBI. She has only struck out five times in 72 plate appearances and has nine multiple-hit games in the streak. 

Onorato, who was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Tuesday, leads the league in batting average (.441), total hits (41), doubles (12), home runs (9), total bases (80), slugging percentage (.860) and on-base percentage (.490). Her .441 batting average ranks 22nd in the nation through Sunday's games. She also is fourth in doubles (0.43 per game) and 17th in slugging percentage.

Wagner (8-25) split four Northeast Conference games over the weekend. The Seahawks swept a doubleheader from Mount St. Mary's but lost two to Monmouth. Abigail Beasley leads the team with a .341 batting average. Kristen Matteoni has a team-best four home runs.

Yale leads the all-time series with Wagner 7-5.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity