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Bulldogs Fall To Florida Atlantic, Central Florida

Laina Do (Rocco Labbadia photo)
Laina Do (Rocco Labbadia photo)

Onorato With Three Hits On Day

ORLANDO, Fla. – 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.

Earlier in the day, Yale lost to Florida Atlantic 10-1

Sarah Onorato had three hits and freshman Laina Do reached base three times in the two games.

Like the night before against South Florida, the Bulldogs had scoring chances against UCF. Yale had base runners in five of the seven innings but left six on base.

Central Florida (18-8) scored once in the second inning, twice in the fourth and once in the sixth. Yale starter Chelsey Dunham was effective, allowing six hits while striking out four.

Yale's best opportunity came in the fifth. With one out, Rachel Paris was hit by a pitch. She advanced to second on Allie Souza's ground out and third on an Onorato single. UCF pitcher Jamie Ujvari, though, retired the next hitter to escape the jam.

In the sixth, Tori Balta led off with a single and stole second. She eventually made it to third but was left stranded.

The Bulldogs (1-6) were limited to four hits in the game.

Yale also only had four hits in the first game against Florida Atlantic.

FAU (18-11) scored three times in the first inning and twice in the third to seize control early.

The Bulldogs scored their run in the first. Brittany Labbadia started the rally with a bunt single. She moved to second on Onorato's single and later scored on an error.

Yale committed four errors in the game which led to four unearned runs.

The Bulldogs will have Thursday off before they begin play in Clearwater, Fla., on Friday. Yale faces Green Bay at 9:30 a.m. and Butler at 11:45 a.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity