Bobcats Sweep Doubleheader
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A pair of Quinnipiac pitchers cooled off Yale's red hot bats in a Wednesday afternoon doubleheader at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium. Brooklen Maguire tossed six scoreless innings in a 9-0 victory in the first game, and Lauren King limited the Bulldogs to seven hits in the second game, an 8-3 Bobcat victory.
The Bobcats, who have won six in a row, seized control of the first game by scoring five runs in the second inning.
Quinnipiac, though, scored four runs in the fourth to take the lead for good.
In recent years, the annual Yale-Quinnipiac game has been called Chris's Game to honor the memory of Chris Labbadia, whose precious life was tragically lost in a single car accident in 2016. Chris was the brother of former Yale player Brittany Labbadia '16 and the son of former Quinnipiac assistant coaches Lynn and Rocco Labbadia. Chris had driven to a neighboring town to drop off a wallet to a friend who had left it behind earlier that night... a final act of kindness.
To honor Chris's memory, the Chris Cares Challenge is a way for all of us to make a small difference in this world through one or more acts of kindness. Together we can all play a part in creating a viral movement of kindness... the boundaries are truly limitless.
Please feel empowered to take "The Chris Cares Challenge"; no act of kindness is too small or large. Look inside yourself and see what you are passionate about and believe that an act of kindness can make a difference. Smile and feel good.
Rocco Labbadia spoke to both teams prior to the start of the game.
Yale returns to Ivy League play with a three-game series against Dartmouth this weekend. The Bulldogs are 6-3 in Ivy play.
Our games with Quinnipiac always have a special meaning as we remember Chris Labbadia, the brother of former Bulldog Brittany Labbadia '16. Please take the time to perform an act of kindness in Chris' memory. #ChrisCaresChallenge pic.twitter.com/F95DU3YgRY— Yale Softball (@YaleSoftball) April 3, 2019
Report filed by Tim Bennett (email@example.com), Yale Sports Publicity