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Bulldogs Head To Brown For Three-Game Series

Sydney Grobman (Jeffrey Teems photo)
Sydney Grobman (Jeffrey Teems photo)

Doubleheader Saturday, Single Game Sunday

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale's last Ivy League road trip couldn't have gone much better. The Bulldogs scored 37 runs, hit six home runs and had 45 hits in a three-game sweep at Cornell two weeks ago. Yale hopes for more offensive success during its three-game series at Brown this weekend. The teams play a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 12:30 p.m. and a single game on Sunday, which also is slated to begin at 12:30 p.m. ESPN+ has video of all three games.

The Bulldogs will have to do it against a Brown pitching staff that is second in the Ivy League with a 3.96 earned run average. Yale is coming off a 10-hit, 8-run outburst in an 8-5 victory over Dartmouth last Sunday.

The Bulldogs feature the top two run scorers in the league in Olivia Vinyard (23) and Shelby Kennedy (21) and the top run-producer in Sydney Grobman (25 RBI).

Vinyard and Kennedy have been doing an outstanding job of setting the table. Vinyard has reached base at least once in each of the last 11 games, while Kennedy's streak is at 10 games. Yale also has been getting production from first year Maya Seifert, who currently has a team-best five-game hitting streak.

Grobman was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday after batting .667 (6-for-9) in the series with Dartmouth. She also drew two walks, giving her a .727 on base percentage.

In the circle, Terra Jerpbak continues to pile up the strikeouts with a league-leading 69. She also is third with a 2.68 earned run average.

The Bulldogs enter the weekend with a 7-5 Ivy League record which has them still very much in contention for a top-two finish and a spot in the league's championship series.

Brown (8-17, 1-8 Ivy) is led by Madi Cranford, who is 17th in the nation in batting with a .448 average. Cranford and Cat Seitz have combined to hit seven of Brown's eight home runs. First year Lauren Innerst leads the pitching staff with a 2.48 ERA. She has 37 strikeouts in 67.2 innings pitched.

Kate Refsnyder is in her first year as the head coach of the Bears.

SCHEDULE

Sat., Apr. 13 – Yale at Brown (Game 1), 12:30 p.m.  |  Live Stats  |  ESPN+ Video

Sat., Apr. 13 – Yale at Brown (Game 2), 2:45 p.m. (approx.)  |  Live Stats  |  ESPN+ Video

Sun., Apr. 14 – Yale at Brown (single game), 12:30 p.m.  |  Live Stats  |  ESPN+ Video

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity