Bulldogs Win Two From Hartford
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It's a pretty good bet Sydney Grobman, a Coral Springs, Florida, native, hasn't played much softball in the snow. Grobman, though, didn't seem bothered by it. With the snow from Sunday's storm just getting started, her single to right field scored Olivia Vinyard in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting Yale to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Hartford at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium. It also completed a doubleheader sweep for the Bulldogs, who won the first game 5-0.
It was a big day all-around for Grobman, who belted a two-run home run in the first game and had four hits on the day.
The Bulldogs (2-4) scored twice in the first inning, once in the third and twice again in sixth.
In the second game, first year Nic Conway tossed five innings of scoreless relief to earn her first career victory.
Yale had 11 hits in the game.
The Bulldogs trailed 3-1 heading to the bottom of the third inning but rallied for a pair of runs. The big hit was a two-run double from Kortney Ponce.
Both Yale and Hartford were originally scheduled to spend the weekend in Maryland, but weather forced the Towson Invitational to be cancelled.
Great work from the Yale grounds crew allowed 5K Corral Field to be ready on Sunday, so the teams agreed to play a doubleheader.
Snow should not be an issue when the Bulldogs play in Florida Atlantic's Tournament in Boca Raton next weekend.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity