Kennedy, Tarte, Grobman All Have Two Hits
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale's offense is back on track. The Bulldogs banged out 10 hits in an important 8-5 victory over Dartmouth before a big Youth Day crowd at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium.
Yale trailed 2-0 early but scored six straight runs to seize control.
The comeback started in the bottom of the third. After singles by Maya Seifert and Kennedy, Olivia Vinyard delivered a long, two-run double that just eluded the reach of Dartmouth left fielder Billie McFadyen. Grobman followed with a single to right-centerfield that scored Vinyard.
The Bulldogs added three more runs in the fourth. Carlin Hagmaier singled and Phylicia Wilkov drew a walk to start the rally. Yale then used some small ball to plate the first run. Kortney Ponce's sacrifice bunt moved Hagmaier to third and Wilkov to second. Seifert followed with a gorgeous squeeze bunt that scored Hagmaier.
RBI singles by Kennedy and Tarte capped the scoring in the inning.
After the Big Green pulled to within 6-5 with three runs in the top of the fifth, Yale scored two, big insurance runs on the bottom of the frame. Ponce's clutch, two-out single to right center scored pinch runner Olivia Sardoff, and a second run later scored with the help of a Dartmouth error.
Jerpbak pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless relief to preserve the victory. She got some help from her defense as well. In the seventh inning, Grobman threw out McFadyen trying to steal, and Hagmaier, from first, threw out Micah Schroder at the plate to end the game.
The Bulldogs, who signed autographs for the many young fans in attendance following the game, are now 7-5 in Ivy play.
Yale travels to Brown for a three-game series next weekend.
Kortney Ponce with a clutch, two-out single that scores pinch runner Olivia Sardoff. Bulldogs add on another run. Yale 8, Dartmouth 5 after five innings.— Yale Softball (@YaleSoftball) April 7, 2019
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Bulldogs use small ball to perfection. Maya Seifert with the squeeze bunt. Shelby Kennedy and Annie Tarte add RBI singles. Yale 6, Dartmouth 2 after four innings— Yale Softball (@YaleSoftball) April 7, 2019
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Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity