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Bulldogs Set For Doubleheader At UMass

Rachel Paris (Rocco Labbadia photo)
Rachel Paris (Rocco Labbadia photo)

Teams Meet For The First Time

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

The Bulldogs opened Ivy League play with doubleheaders at Columbia on Sunday and defending league champion Penn on Monday. Hannah Brennan and Brittany Labbadia both are off to strong starts in league play as each are hitting .300. Brennan, a junior, has been one of the most improved players on the team. Her .269 average for the season is nearly 70 points higher than her career average entering the year. She also leads the team with seven RBI.

Freshman Lindsay Efflandt has been the Bulldogs' top pitcher. She leads the staff in ERA (2.39) and strikeouts (22).

UMass (3-14) has had its last four games postponed. The team hasn't played since dropping a doubleheader at Saint Louis on Mar. 22.

Quianna Diaz-Patterson leads UMass with a .400 batting average. Taylor Carbone and Lindsey Webster each have a team-best three home runs. Caroline Raymond leads the pitching staff with a 3.98 ERA.

This is the first meeting between Yale and UMass.

The Bulldogs return to Ivy play on Friday when they host a doubleheader against Cornell. Yale then plays two against Princeton on Saturday.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity