Vinyard, Jerpbak Tally Hits In Each Game
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale ran into a hot-hitting Central Connecticut team Wednesday afternoon at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium. The Blue Devils used timely hits to earn a 4-2 victory in the first game and then banged out eight hits en route to a 7-1 victory in the second game.
CCSU (11-10) built an early 4-0 lead in the opener and then had to hold off a Yale comeback.
Yale threatened again in the seventh. A walk to pinch-hitter Giovy Webb and an infield single by Shelby Kennedy put the tying runs on base with one out, but Central pitcher Carley Stoker retired the next two hitters to finish off the complete game victory.
Stoker allowed seven hits and walked three but was at her best with runners on base.
Jerpbak pitched five innings of scoreless relief, striking out six, for the Bulldogs.
In the second game, the Blue Devils snapped a 1-1 tie by scoring four times in the fifth inning. The big was a three-run home run by Sydney Bolan, her eighth of the young season.
Yale's run came in the fourth inning when Vinyard singled, stole second, advanced to third on a ground out and scored on Jerpbak's single.
Kennedy and Phylicia Wilkov also had hits in the game for the Bulldogs.
Yale returns to Ivy League play this weekend with a three-game series at Cornell.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (email@example.com), Yale Sports Publicity