2013-14 Yale Softball News

  • Delgadillo, Balta Earn All-Ivy Recognition
    May 13, 2014
    Delgadillo, Balta Earn All-Ivy Recognition Yale’s two leading hitters in Ivy League play both earned post-season recognition. Sophomore Lauren Delgadillo, who tied for fifth in the league with a .412 Ivy batting average, was named first team All-Ivy at first base, and senior Tori Balta, who hit .350 in league games and .380 overall, earned second team honors in the outfield.
  • Onorato Elected Captain of 2014-15 Bulldogs
    April 30, 2014
    Onorato Elected Captain of 2014-15 Bulldogs Sarah Onorato, who has been a fixture behind the plate in each of her first three seasons, has been elected captain of the 2014-15 Yale softball team. The announcement was made following a team vote at the post season brunch on Tuesday.
  • Team Awards Handed Out At Post-Season Brunch
    April 29, 2014
    Team Awards Handed Out At Post-Season Brunch The Yale softball team gathered one final time on Tuesday morning to celebrate the 2014 season at a brunch in the Kiphuth Trophy room inside Payne Whitney Gym. In addition to looking back at the year’s highlights, the team awards were presented.
  • Brennan, Delgadillo Help Bulldogs Split With Brown
    April 27, 2014
    Brennan, Delgadillo Help Bulldogs Split With Brown Yale saved its biggest comeback of the season for the final day. Hannah Brennan hit a three-run home run and Lauren Delgadillo added a two-run single as the Bulldogs rallied from a 5-1 deficit to beat Brown 7-5 in the first game of a Senior Day doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field.
  • Yale-Brown Softball Doubleheader Postponed Until Sunday
    April 26, 2014
    Yale-Brown Softball Doubleheader Postponed Until Sunday The Yale-Brown softball doubleheader, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until Sunday. The first pitch of the first game is set for 12:30 p.m.
  • Offense Erupts In Doubleheader Sweep At Brown
    April 25, 2014
    Offense Erupts In Doubleheader Sweep At Brown Yale’s bats came alive in a big way at Brown on Friday. The Bulldogs banged out 21 hits, including three home runs, en route to a doubleheader sweep of the Bears. Sarah Onorato hit a grand slam, and Carolyn McGuire added a solo homer as the Bulldogs cruised to a 10-1 victory in the opener. In the second game, Tori Balta had three hits and scored a pair of runs in Yale’s 11-2 victory.
  • Saturday’s Senior Day Highlights Four-Game Series With Brown
    April 24, 2014
    Saturday’s Senior Day Highlights Four-Game Series With Brown The Yale softball team wraps up the 2014 season with back-to-back doubleheaders against Brown this weekend. The two teams play Friday in Providence at 2 p.m. and then on Saturday at Dewitt Family Field at 12:30 p.m.
  • Doubleheader At Rhode Island Cancelled
    April 23, 2014
    Doubleheader At Rhode Island Cancelled The Yale-Rhode Island doubleheader, scheduled for Wednesday, Apr. 23, has been cancelled because of rain.
  • Last Non-Conference Doubleheader Takes Yale To URI
    April 22, 2014
    Last Non-Conference Doubleheader Takes Yale To URI The Yale softball team plays it final non-conference games of the season on Wednesday. The Bulldogs travel to Rhode Island for a doubleheader. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m.
  • Brennan Homers, Knocks In Three In Harvard Doubleheader
    April 20, 2014
    Brennan Homers, Knocks In Three In Harvard Doubleheader Hannah Brennan hit her third home run of the season, which ties her for the team lead, and Lauren Delgadillo reached base in her 17th and 18th straight games but Yale dropped an Easter Sunday doubleheader to Harvard on a sunny but chilly afternoon at Dewitt Family Field.
  • Delgadillo Shines Against Harvard
    April 19, 2014
    Delgadillo Shines Against Harvard Yale threw a major scare into Ivy League unbeaten Harvard in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader. The Bulldogs had rallied from a 2-0 deficit to tie the score in the fifth inning and seemed to have momentum on their side. Harvard, though, responded with three runs in the sixth and went on to a 6-2 win to complete a sweep.
  • Harvard Visits For Four Games
    April 17, 2014
    Harvard Visits For Four Games The Yale softball team returns to the friendly confines of Dewitt Family Field to host a four-game series with Harvard this weekend. The teams will play doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday. The first pitch on each day is slated for 12:30 p.m.
  • Late Rally Falls Short At Sacred Heart
    April 16, 2014
    Late Rally Falls Short At Sacred Heart The first inning has not been kind to the Yale softball team this season. That was the case again Wednesday at Sacred Heart. The Pioneers scored three runs in the opening frame and went on to a 5-3 victory over the Bulldogs on a cold and windy afternoon at Pioneer Field.
  • Yale-Sacred Heart To Now Play Single Game At 5 p.m.
    April 16, 2014
    Yale-Sacred Heart To Now Play Single Game At 5 p.m. Because of yesterday’s heavy rain and the overnight dusting of snow, Yale and Sacred Heart will now play just a single game this afternoon at 5 p.m. at Pioneer Park in Fairfield.
  • Bulldogs Return To Sacred Heart For Doubleheader
    April 15, 2014
    Bulldogs Return To Sacred Heart For Doubleheader The Yale softball team returns to a familiar site for a non-league doubleheader on Wednesday. The Bulldogs play two against Sacred Heart at Pioneer Park starting at 3 p.m. In March, the Bulldogs hosted the Yale Invitational at Pioneer Park as Dewitt Family Field was recovering from the long winter.
  • Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At First Place Dartmouth
    April 13, 2014
    Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At First Place Dartmouth Tori Balta and Sarah Onorato both stayed hot at the plate, but the Yale softball team dropped a doubleheader at Dartmouth. The Big Green won the first game 5-1 and took the second game 5-3.
  • Delgadillo’s Dramatic Home Run Not Enough At Dartmouth
    April 12, 2014
    Delgadillo’s Dramatic Home Run Not Enough At Dartmouth Yale nearly handed Dartmouth its first Ivy League loss on Saturday. Lauren Delgadillo hit a dramatic two-run home run in the seventh inning to tie the score, but the Big Green scratched out a run in the bottom of the ninth to escape with a 3-2 victory.
  • Division Play Starts With Four-Game Series At Dartmouth
    April 11, 2014
    Division Play Starts With Four-Game Series At Dartmouth Yale will face the hottest team in the Ivy League when division play starts this weekend. The Bulldogs are at first-place Dartmouth for doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. The first pitch on both days is slated for 12:30 p.m. The Big Green has won its first eight Ivy League games.
  • Balta’s Big Day Helps Yale To Doubleheader Split
    April 09, 2014
    Balta’s Big Day Helps Yale To Doubleheader Split Yale’s offense came to life in Wednesday’s doubleheader with Hartford. The Bulldogs banged out 18 hits and drew 11 walks. The result was a split. Yale overcame a 3-0 deficit to win the first game 6-5 but dropped the nightcap 6-3.
  • Bulldogs Set For Twinbill With Hartford
    April 08, 2014
    Bulldogs Set For Twinbill With Hartford The Yale softball team will try and build on the momentum earned from Saturday’s walk-off win over Princeton when Hartford comes to Dewitt Family Field. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Wednesday starting at 2:30 p.m.
  • Walk-Off Win Earns Bulldogs Split Of Doubleheader With Princeton
    April 05, 2014
    Walk-Off Win Earns Bulldogs Split Of Doubleheader With Princeton Yale used a two-out rally to earn a dramatic victory over Princeton and earn a split of an Ivy League doubleheader on Saturday. Laina Do’s single scored Camille Weisenbach in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Bulldogs to a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Tigers on a sunny afternoon at Dewitt Family Field.
  • Delgadillo Hits First Homerun Of Season
    April 04, 2014
    Delgadillo Hits First Homerun Of Season Playing at home for the first time this season, Lauren Delgadillo belted her first homerun of the season and knocked in a pair of runs in the second game of a doubleheader and teammate Brittany Labbadia collected three hits to lead the Yale offense.
  • Home At Last: Bulldogs Set To Host Cornell, Princeton
    April 03, 2014
    Home At Last: Bulldogs Set To Host Cornell, Princeton The season is more than a month old so it is about time for the Yale softball team to play a game at Dewitt Family Field. It will happen Friday when Cornell comes to town for a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs then host Princeton for a pair on Saturday at 12:30 p.m.
  • Labbadia Belts First Career Home Run
    April 02, 2014
    Labbadia Belts First Career Home Run It was a memorable day for Yale shortstop Brittany Labbadia, who hit her first career home run in the first game of a doubleheader with UMass. The Bulldogs, though, lost both games, falling 3-1 in the opener and 6-1 in the second game.
  • Bulldogs Set For Doubleheader At UMass
    April 01, 2014
    Bulldogs Set For Doubleheader At UMass A busy week for the Yale softball team continues with a trip up I-91 to Amherst, Mass., for a doubleheader against UMass on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m. The teams were originally slated to play only one game but are now set for two.
  • Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Defending Ivy Champion Penn
    March 31, 2014
    Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Defending Ivy Champion Penn Penn began defense of its Ivy League title in impressive fashion. The Quakers swept a doubleheader from Yale, winning both games 3-0 at Penn Park.
  • Brennan Homers In Ivy Opening Doubleheader At Columbia
    March 30, 2014
    Brennan Homers In Ivy Opening Doubleheader At Columbia The weather cooperated, at least a little bit, and the Yale softball team was able to get in its Ivy League opening doubleheader with Columbia on Sunday. The Bulldogs saw a comeback fall short in the opener, a 3-2 Columbia victory, and then dropped the second game 8-0.
  • Ivy Play Starts With Trip To Columbia, Penn
    March 28, 2014
    Ivy Play Starts With Trip To Columbia, Penn The preliminaries are over. The Yale softball team is ready to kick off Ivy League play this weekend. The Bulldogs have doubleheaders at Columbia on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Penn on Monday. The start time against the Quakers has been pushed back to 3 p.m.
  • Weather Forces Changes To Weekend Softball Schedule
    March 27, 2014
    Weather Forces Changes To Weekend Softball Schedule The weather has forced changes to the Yale softball schedule this weekend. The Bulldogs will now play a doubleheader at Columbia on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and a doubleheader at Penn on Monday at 2 p.m.
  • Doubleheader At Fairfield Postponed
    March 26, 2014
    Doubleheader At Fairfield Postponed Yale’s doubleheader today at Fairfield has been postponed. The teams are looking for a date to reschedule, but it is not available at this time. The Bulldogs will next be in action on Friday when they open Ivy League play at Penn.
  • Bulldogs Head Back To Fairfield For Twinbill
    March 25, 2014
    Bulldogs Head Back To Fairfield For Twinbill It looks like the latest (and hopefully last) winter storm is only going to graze Connecticut, so the Yale softball team may be able to get in its final two games before the start of Ivy League play. The Bulldogs will play a doubleheader at Fairfield on Wednesday starting at 2 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Drop Another Heartbreaker At Yale Invitational
    March 23, 2014
    Bulldogs Drop Another Heartbreaker At Yale Invitational The Bulldogs’ day at the Yale Invitational ended in heartbreaking fashion again. Elle Madsen’s two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Bryant to a 6-4 victory over Yale on a cold afternoon at Pioneer Park. Earlier in the day, the Bulldogs fell to Boston University 13-2.
  • Balta Has Big Day At Yale Invitational
    March 22, 2014
    Balta Has Big Day At Yale Invitational The Yale softball team showed great resiliency on the first day of the Yale Invitational. After a disappointing 15-6 loss to Bryant in their first game, the Bulldogs bounced back and played well against a good Boston University squad. Unfortunately for Yale, the day ended in heartbreak.
  • Weekend Invitational Shifts To Sacred Heart; Bulldogs To Host Bryant, BU
    March 21, 2014
    Weekend Invitational Shifts To Sacred Heart; Bulldogs To Host Bryant, BU The Yale Invitational will go on this weekend. It will just be held at Sacred Heart’s Pioneer Park. Despite the diligent work of the Yale grounds crew, Dewitt Family Field is still recovering from the harsh winter so Yale will host the tournament 25 miles away in Fairfield.
  • Bulldogs Fall In Florida Finale
    March 16, 2014
    Bulldogs Fall In Florida Finale Yale saw first hand on its trip to Florida why Central Michigan is one of the top programs in the Midwest. The Chippewas advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year and seem poised to return in 2014.
  • Late Rally Powers Bulldogs Over Seton Hall
    March 15, 2014
    Late Rally Powers Bulldogs Over Seton Hall Yale used a late rally to knock off Seton Hall in its first game of the day at the Michele Smith Spring Break Tournament. Trailing 2-0, the Bulldogs erupted for five runs in the sixth inning en route to a 5-2 victory over the Pirates.
  • Dunham’s Gem Helps Yale Beat Butler
    March 14, 2014
    Dunham’s Gem Helps Yale Beat Butler Yale got a pair of very well pitched games on its first day at the Michele Smith Spring Break Tournament. In 13 innings, Yale pitchers did not allow an earned run. Chelsey Dunham tossed a two-hitter as the Bulldogs edged Butler 4-2 in their second game of the day. Earlier, freshman Lindsay Efflandt was excellent in the circle, but an error helped Green Bay score two runs in the fifth inning en route to a 2-0 victory.
  • Bulldogs Fall To Florida Atlantic, Central Florida
    March 12, 2014
    Bulldogs Fall To Florida Atlantic, Central Florida For the second consecutive night, the Yale softball team found itself under the bright lights taking on a nationally prominent opponent in an unfriendly stadium. The Bulldogs again held their own before dropping a 4-0 decision to Central Florida.
  • Bulldogs Drop First Two Games On Florida Trip
    March 11, 2014
    Bulldogs Drop First Two Games On Florida Trip Yale faced a big challenge on the first day of its stay in Florida. The Bulldogs took on two teams that have already played a combined 47 games. Yale more than held its own but ultimately found itself on the short end in both games.
  • Bulldogs Set For Nine-Game Trip To Florida
    March 10, 2014
    Bulldogs Set For Nine-Game Trip To Florida The Yale softball team has embarked on its spring trip to Florida. The Bulldogs will play nine games during their stay, starting on Tuesday against Central Michigan at the University of South Florida. Five of the games are this weekend in Clearwater. The Bulldogs also will make a trip to Orlando, facing Florida Atlantic and Central Florida on Wednesday.
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