Yale Hopes To Go Out On Winning Note
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale softball team completed Ivy League play in impression fashion. The Bulldogs hit eight home runs in Saturday's doubleheader at Brown. Yale will now try to end the season on an equally positive note. In a bit of a scheduling quirk, the Bulldogs conclude the 2013 season with a non-league opponent when they play a single game at Marist on Tuesday. The first pitch is slated for 2:30 p.m.
Yale (10-36) is coming off one of its biggest offensive days in school history. The eight home runs were one more than the team hit in the entire (46 game) 2012 season. In addition, the Bulldogs banged out 25 hits, scored 20 runs and batted .417 as a team in the two games.
Yale will be facing a Marist team that also is capable of putting up big offensive numbers. The Red Foxes (24-22) have hit 42 home runs on the season and average nearly five runs a game. Nicole Cheek leads the team with 12 homers and 44 RBI. Marist also features a deep pitching staff. The Red Foxes have used four pitchers and all four have an earned run average below 4.00.
Yale and Marist split a doubleheader in New Haven last year. The Bulldogs won the first game 3-2 on Hannah Brennan's RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Brennan is one of the Yale players that have been swinging a hot bat recently. In six games last week, she belted two home runs and also had a pair of doubles.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity