Bulldogs Hold Off La Salle 3-2; Fall To South Dakota State

March 9, 2006

Yale-South Dakota State Box Score

Yale-La Salle Box Score

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kyli Hanson's two-run homer in the fifth inning snapped a scoreless tie and helped Yale to a 3-2 victory over La Salle at the Rebel Games. Rebecca Wojciak pitched a complete game, allowing only five hits while striking out five to earn her third win of the season. The Bulldogs dropped their first game of the day to South Dakota State 7-0.

Against La Salle, Yale led 3-0 entering the seventh inning, but Megan Berry's two-run single pulled the Explorers within 3-2. Wojciak, though, struck out Kate Gulkis with the tying run on second to end the game.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fifth. Kate Meserve drew a walk to lead off the inning and scored when Hanson hit her second home run of the season, a shot to centerfield that deflected off the top of the fence.

Yale added a run in the sixth. Meredith Parks doubled and scored on Megan Enyeart's double to right.

Against South Dakota State, Torres and Meserve both had two hits for the Bulldogs. Christina Guerland added a double. Yale's best scoring chance came in the second. Kathleen Edwards reached on an error, and Meserve singled, but both were left stranded.

Ashley Linnenbank drew the start and allowed only one earned run. Peggy Hunt then came on and struck out five in 4.1 innings of relief.

South Dakota State scored four runs in the second, one in the fourth and two in the sixth.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Friday. They play Sacred Heart at 12:30 p.m. and Wagner at 4:10 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity