March 23, 2014

Bulldogs Drop Another Heartbreaker At Yale Invitational

Yale Falls In Last At Bat To Bryant; Also Beaten By BU

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – 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.

On Saturday, BU scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to edge Yale 3-2.

Madsen's homer spoiled what was a gutsy comeback by Yale, who trailed 4-0 after the first inning. The Bulldogs slowly chipped away and finally tied it on Lauren Delgadillo's RBI single in the top of the seventh.

Hannah Brennan was 4-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for Yale, which outhit Bryant 12-7 but left 11 runners on base.

Hayley Bottino's three-run homer highlighted Bryant's four-run first inning.

Yale, though, got one back in the second. Brennan led off with a single, moved to second on Delgadillo's sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by Lindsay Efflandt.

Tori Balta's sacrifice fly and Brennan's RBI single pulled Yale within one in the fifth.

Laina Do's single started the seventh inning rally, and she scored on Delgadillo's hit to left field.

Efflandt pitched very effectively in relief for the Bulldogs. She tossed 5.2 innings and the only two hits she allowed came in the seventh inning.

Boston University (14-11) banged out 18 hits in the first game.

Balta was 2-for-3 to lead Yale's six-hit attack. Sarah Onorato, Brittany Labbadia, Carolyn McGuire and Do also had hits.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday when they are scheduled to play a doubleheader at Fairfield.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

 
 

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