Skinner Paces Bulldogs With Three Hits
One big inning helped No. 13 James Madison to a victory over Yale on the opening day of the Tiger Invitational at Auburn's gorgeous Jane B. Moore Field. The Dukes, who were playing their 11th game of the season, scored five runs in the third inning en route to an 8-3 victory.
The Bulldogs, playing their season opener, managed seven hits. Allison Skinner was 3-for-3 and drew a walk to pace Yale.
The Dukes tied it in second and then scored five times in the third. The big hit in the third was Niki Prince's two-run double.
Carlin Hagmeier scored Yale's final run in the bottom of the seventh.
Lindsay Efflandt pitched four innings of relief and allowed two earned runs.
Yale continues play at the tournament on Saturday, taking on second-ranked Auburn at 3:30 p.m. EST and UMass Lowell at 8 p.m. EST.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity