April 2, 2014

Labbadia Belts First Career Home Run

Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At UMass

AMHERST, Mass. – 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.

Labbadia's homer came in the first inning of the first game and gave Yale a 1-0. UMass tied it in the bottom of the first, and it stayed that way until the fifth when UMass scored once before tacking on another run in the sixth.

Labbadia and Lauren Delgadillo both had two hits for the Bulldogs.

Yale didn't go down without a fight. The Bulldogs had the tying run at the plate in the seventh inning but couldn't capitalize.

Lindsay Efflandt pitched well for the Bulldogs, allowing only two earned runs, while striking out three.

UMass (5-14) banged out 13 hits in the second game and broke the game open with a three-run third inning.

Yale scored its run in the fifth. Sarah Onorato and Carolyn McGuire singled to start the inning, and Riley Hughes drove in the run on a fielder's choice.

Hannah Brennan had Yale's first hit of the game, a single in the fourth inning. Alex Lucas also singled for the Bulldogs.

Yale returns to Ivy action on Friday, hosting a doubleheader with Cornell, starting at 2 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

 

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