Onorato Goes 3-For-6 To Lead Yale
HANOVER, N.H. – Tori Balta and Sarah Onorato both stayed hot at the plate, but the Yale softball team dropped a doubleheader at Dartmouth. The Big Green won the first game 5-1 and took the second game 5-3.
Onorato went 3-for-6 with a double and a triple in addition to knocking in a run, and Balta had two hits, including a double, for the Bulldogs. Over the last seven games, Balta is hitting .458 (11-for-24), while Onorato has a .409 average during that stretch.
Freshmen Rachel Paris and Camille Weisenbach both had two hits on the day for Yale, and Hannah Brennan belted her second home run of the season. Lauren Delgadillo drew a walk in both games and has now reached base at least once in 13 consecutive games.
The Bulldogs took a 3-0 lead in the second inning of the second game. Weisenbach started the rally with an infield single and Brennan followed with a home run to centerfield. Paris then doubled and scored on Onorato's single.
Dartmouth, though, answered with two runs in the bottom of the second and then scored three runs in the fifth. The big hit in the fifth was a two-run single from Morgan McCalmon.
Yale also had an early lead in the first game after Onorato led off with a triple and scored on Balta's single.
The Bulldogs had chances to extend the lead but couldn't capitalize, leaving two runners on base in the first and third innings.
The Big Green then seized control by scoring five runs in the third.
Dartmouth outhit the Bulldogs 10-5.
The Big Green improved to 12-0 in Ivy League play with the doubleheader sweep.
Yale is back in action on Wednesday, playing a doubleheader at Sacred Heart. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity