2016-17 Yale Softball News

  • Long Ball Lifts Bulldogs To Doubleheader Sweep Of Dartmouth
    April 23, 2017
    Two swings of the bat went a long way in helping Yale stay alive in the race for the Ivy League North Division title. Madison Sack’s three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the Bulldogs to a 3-2 win over Dartmouth in the first game of a doubleheader. Laina Do then belted a grand slam in the fifth inning of the second game as Yale completed the sweep with a 6-3 win.
  • Bulldogs Erupt For 10 Runs In Second Game; Earn Split With Dartmouth
    April 22, 2017
    The many former Yale players that came out for Alumni Day at DeWitt Family Field saw the current Bulldogs put on an offensive show. Yale scored 10 runs on nine hits en route to a 10-2, five-inning victory over Ivy League North Division leader Dartmouth in the second game of a doubleheader.
  • First Place Dartmouth Visits For Four Games On Alumni Weekend
    April 21, 2017
    The Yale softball team faces a big challenge this weekend when Ivy League North Division leader Dartmouth visits for four games. The two teams play doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday with the first pitch slated for 12:30 p.m. on both days. The Ivy League Digital Network has video for the entire weekend. In addition, Saturday is Alumni Day and a good number of former players are expected to be on hand.
  • Freshmen Spark Bulldogs In Doubleheader Split With Sacred Heart
    April 19, 2017
    With temperatures in the mid 40s and a stiff breeze blowing, it felt more like mid-March at DeWitt Family Field on Wednesday. The reality is Yale is approaching the final two weeks of the regular season, so what better time for the freshmen to show off their development. Olivia Vinyard’s two-out single to right field scored Annie Tarte with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Bulldogs edged Sacred Heart 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. That made a winner of Mary Baumann, who pitched four innings of two-hit relief. Throw in three sacrifice bunts from Lindsay Kuss and a pair of quality at bats from Giovy Webb in the second game, and it was a very productive day for the Class of 2020.
  • Sacred Heart Visits For Midweek Doubleheader
    April 18, 2017
    The final scheduled non-league date of the season brings Sacred Heart to DeWitt Family Field for a doubleheader on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m.
  • Skinner Extends Hitting Streak; Bulldogs Fall At Harvard
    April 16, 2017
    Allison Skinner continued her assault on Ivy League pitching and extended her hitting streak to 10 games, but Yale dropped a pair of one-run decisions at Harvard. The Crimson won both games 5-4. The second game went nine innings.
  • 10-Run Second Inning Leads Yale Past Harvard
    April 15, 2017
    The biggest inning of the season came at a very opportune time for the Yale softball team. The Bulldogs erupted for 10 runs in the second inning en route to a 14-6, 5-inning victory over Harvard to earn a split of a key Ivy League doubleheader.
  • North Division Play Kicks Off With Four Games At Harvard
    April 13, 2017
    None of the four teams in the Ivy League North Division managed to seize control during eight games against the South Division. Only two games separate the first-place team from fourth place. That just adds to the importance of inter-division play that starts this weekend. Yale will travel to Harvard for back-to-back doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday against the Crimson. The first pitch on both days is slated for 12:30 p.m. and the Ivy League Digital Network has the video.
  • Bulldogs Outslug Quinnipiac 12-11 In Chris’ Game
    April 12, 2017
    An emotional day for the Yale softball team ended in joy. Annie Tarte’s RBI single capped a three-run sixth inning as the Bulldogs rallied for a wild 12-11 victory over equally emotional Quinnipiac at DeWitt Family Field.
  • Bulldogs Now To Play One Game Vs. Quinnipiac; Fans Encouraged To Take Chris Cares Challenge
    April 11, 2017
    Due to the forecast for early rain, Yale and Quinnipiac will now play just one game on Wednesday. The first pitch at DeWitt Family Field has been pushed back to 4 p.m. The Bulldogs will look to build on the momentum from Saturday’s dominant doubleheader sweep of Columbia. The Ivy League Digital Network has the video.
  • Bats Come Alive In Doubleheader Sweep Of Columbia
    April 08, 2017
    Yale took it to one of the hottest teams in the Ivy League on Saturday at Dewitt Family Field. The Bulldogs banged out 20 hits and scored 19 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Columbia, who had won five of its first six league games. Francesca Casalino had three hits and pitched a complete game to lead Yale to a 7-2 win in the first game. The Bulldogs then scored 11 runs in the first two innings of the second game en route to an easy 12-2 victory.
  • Kennedy Has Big Day Vs. Penn
    April 07, 2017
    More than a month into the season, Yale finally got to play in the friendly confines of Dewitt Family Field for the first time. Shelby Kennedy sure made the most of the home cooking. Kennedy had five hits, but unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it wasn’t enough to avoid a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Penn. The Quakers won the first game 4-1 and then came from behind to win the second game 8-6.
  • Opening Home Weekend Brings Visits From Penn, Columbia
    April 06, 2017
    Yale wraps up play against the Ivy League South Division and finally gets some home games when Penn and Columbia come to Dewitt Family Field this weekend. The Bulldogs and Quakers are scheduled to meet in a doubleheader on Friday starting at 2 p.m. before the Lions visit for a pair on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. All four games can be seen on the Ivy League Digital Network, the inaugural softball broadcasts on the ILDN.
  • Casalino Homers But Bulldogs Fall At Princeton
    April 02, 2017
    A pair of Princeton pitchers cooled off Yale’s hot bats, at least for one day. After scoring 12 runs and banging out 22 hits in Saturday’s sweep at Cornell, the Bulldogs were limited to one run and four hits in losing a pair of games to the Tigers.
  • Bulldogs Sweep Cornell In Ivy Openers
    April 01, 2017
    It took a little extra work, but Yale is off and running in Ivy League play. Allison Skinner’s bunt single scored Laina Do in the 11th inning as the Bulldogs rallied for a 5-4 victory over Cornell in the first game of the Ivy opening doubleheader. Yale then completed the sweep with a 7-1 win as Skinner and Carlin Hagmeier each homered.
  • Bulldogs Set For Ivy Openers
    March 30, 2017
    The Yale softball team finds itself in a familiar place on the opening weekend of Ivy League play – away from home. The Bulldogs, who haven’t had a game in the friendly confines of Dewitt Family Field yet this spring, kick off the league season with doubleheaders at Cornell on Saturday and at Princeton on Sunday. The first pitch is slated for 12:30 p.m. on both days and the Ivy League Digital Network has the video both days.
  • Weather Forces Change To Weekend Softball Schedule
    March 29, 2017
    A look at Friday’s weather.com forecast for Ithaca, New York, shows a 100 percent chance of rain. As a result, the Yale softball team will now play its Ivy League opening doubleheader at Cornell on Saturday beginning at 12:30 p.m. The Bulldogs will play twice at Princeton on Sunday, also beginning at 12:30 p.m.
  • Weisenbach’s Hit In Eighth Lifts Yale Over Rider
    March 25, 2017
    Yale will enter Ivy League play with positive momentum. Camille Weisenbach singled home Annie Tarte in the eighth inning to snap a scoreless tie and help Yale earn a doubleheader split with a 1-0 victory over Rider in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
  • Bulldogs Travel To Rider For Doubleheader
    March 24, 2017
    The Bulldogs will try and build off the momentum of Thursday’s sweep of Central Connecticut when they travel to New Jersey for a pair of games against Rider. The start of the first game is now set for noon. It had originally been 1 p.m.
  • Change To Yale’s Weekend Softball Schedule
    March 23, 2017
    The ever-changing Northeast weather has forced a change to Yale’s softball schedule this weekend. The Bulldogs have added a doubleheader at Rider on Saturday that will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday’s scheduled doubleheader at Wagner has been cancelled.
  • Bats Heat Up In Doubleheader Sweep Of Central Connecticut
    March 23, 2017
    On a very cold afternoon at Central Connecticut’s softball stadium, it took a while for Yale’s bats to heat up. Once they did, it was smooth sailing for the Bulldogs. Yale erupted for seven runs in the fifth inning of the first game en route to a 7-5 victory and then completed the sweep of the Blue Devils with a 6-3 win in game two.
  • Back In New England, Bulldogs Travel To Central Connecticut
    March 22, 2017
    An unusually cold start to spring will keep the Yale softball team from playing its home opener on Thursday. It won’t, however, keep the Bulldogs from getting another tune up before the start of Ivy League play, which is now just a little over a week away. Instead of meeting at Dewitt Family Field, Yale and Central Connecticut will tussle in New Britain. The two teams play a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m. in CCSU’s field turf stadium.
  • Army Doubleheader Cancelled; CCSU Twinbill Moved To New Britain
    March 21, 2017
    Yale’s softball doubleheader at Army scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled. No make up date has been announced. Thursday's doubleheader with Central Connecticut will now be played in New Britain.
  • Bulldogs Fall In Florida Finale
    March 19, 2017
    For the second time on its spring break trip, Yale ran into a very hot Colgate team. The Raiders banged out 14 hits en route to an 18-2 victory on the final day of the South Florida Tournament.
  • Bulldogs Get Strong Pitching But Drop Pair Of Games
    March 18, 2017
    Yale got two well pitched games on Saturday but came up on the wrong end of a pair one-run decisions. In the first game, Terra Jerpbak tossed a six-hitter for the Bulldogs, but Saint Joseph’s manufactured a run in the first inning and made it hold up in a 1-0 victory. In the second game, one mistake doomed Yale. Rachel Shotzbarger belted a grand slam in the sixth inning as Monmouth rallied for a 5-4 win.
  • Bulldogs Rally To Edge Florida A&M 7-6
    March 17, 2017
    Sophomore Madison Sack delivered the biggest hit of Yale’s young season thus far. Sack belted a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Bulldogs came from five runs down to edge Florida A&M in their second game of the day at South Florida’s Tournament.
  • Two Heartbreaking Losses For Bulldogs In Florida
    March 15, 2017
    Yale gave a pair of Florida schools all they could handle before falling twice in heartbreaking fashion. Jacksonville scored a run in the ninth inning to edge the Bulldogs 5-4 in the first game of the day, and South Florida rallied for a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win 4-3 in game 2. Both games were at the USF Softball Complex in Tampa.
  • Hot Pitching Shuts Down Yale
    March 14, 2017
    Yale ran into a pair of hot pitchers on Tuesday in Florida. Stephanie Kristo pitched a five-hit shutout to lead Manhattan to a 3-0 win in the Bulldogs’ first game of the day, and Jessica Hay tossed a four-hitter to lead as Colgate topped Yale 8-0 in game 2.
  • Late Rally Lifts Villanova Over Yale In Florida
    March 12, 2017
    The Bulldogs went toe-to-toe with Villanova of the Big East before dropping a 7-4 decision in Clearwater, Fla.
  • Bulldogs Win Thriller, Edge Western Michigan In Eight Innings
    March 11, 2017
    Carlin Hagmaier’s double scored Annie Tarte in the eighth inning to lead Yale to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Western Michigan in Clearwater, Fla.
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