Late Rally Powers Bulldogs Over Seton Hall
Yale Blanked By Penn State In Second Game
CLEARWATER, Fla. – 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.
In the second game, Yale was limited to one hit and fell to Penn State 5-0.
Rhydian Glass turned in a solid performance in the circle to earn the victory in the first game. She tossed a complete game, yielded five hits and struck out four.
Seton Hall (5-19) scratched together single runs in the second and fifth innings.
It looked like that might be enough for Pirate pitcher Jen Metzger, who breezed through the first five innings. Yale's bats, though, came alive in the sixth. Hannah Brennan singled home Brittany Labbadia to cut the deficit in half. Lauren Delgadillo's sacrifice fly scored Tori Balta with the tying run, and freshmen Carolyn McGuire delivered what turned out to be the winning hit, a two-run single. Riley Hughes scored the fifth run on a throwing error by the catcher.
Glass then retired the side in order in the seventh inning and Yale walked off the field victorious.
The Bulldogs (3-8) managed only four hits in the game but drew four walks and had two batters hit by pitches.
In the second game, Yale's bats were quieted by Christy Von Pusch, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Von Pusch recorded the first two outs of the inning, but Camille Weisenbach singled to left center to end the no-hit bid.
The Bulldogs were able to draw four walks off of Von Pusch.
Penn State (6-14) scored twice in the second inning and twice more in the fourth to seize control.
Yale plays its final game in Florida on Sunday morning against Central Michigan at 9 a.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity