Bulldogs Edge GW 7-6 In Eight Innings

March 16, 2005

Southeast Missouri Box Score

George Washington Box Score

Tennessee-Martin Box Score

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Kate Meserve's RBI single capped a three-run rally in the top of the eighth inning as Yale edged George Washington 7-6 at the Rebel Games. Meserve was 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. Ashley Linnenbank struck out five in three innings of relief to earn the victory on the mound. The Bulldogs also lost to Southeast Missouri State 3-0 and fell to Tennessee-Martin 3-1 in the completion of yesterday's suspended game.

Yale (3-9) jumped out to a 2-0 lead against George Washington in the second. Kristy Kwiatkowski doubled and scored on Meserve's two-out single. After Rachel Kelley singled and Libby Peters walked, freshman Aracelis Torres drove home the second run with an infield single.

George Washington (12-15) scored three times in the third. The big blow was Jackie Yaniga's two-run homer.

Chelsea Kanyer's RBI single in the fifth tied it at 3-3.

The Colonials regained the lead in the sixth on Katy Harrigan's RBI ground out. Linnenbank, though, avoided further damage by striking out Catherine Belanger and Elana Meyers with runners on second and third.

Yale then tied it in the seventh. Kelley led off with a walk, moved to second on Peters' sacrifice bunt and scored on two wild pitches.

Against Southeast Missouri, Yale managed only three hits, singles by Courtney Blachford, Kwiatkowski and Meserve. Peggy Hunt pitched 6.1 innings, allowed nine hits, two earned runs and struck out three.

Southeast Missouri (10-4) scored single runs in the second, fourth and sixth innings. Michelle Summers, Lyndsey Webb and Lindsay Pickering all had two hits. Amy Fahnestock pitched a three-hit shutout with four strikeouts.

Against Tennessee-Martin, play was resumed with no score in the sixth inning. Kwiatkowski's inside-the-park homer in the sixth gave Yale a 1-0 lead. UT-Martin (12-6) tied it in the bottom of the sixth and then won it in the bottom of the seventh on Emily Webb's two-run homer.

In other Yale softball news, Yale has added a game against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Thursday at 4:10 p.m. In addition, Sunday's doubleheader against Quinnipiac in Hamden has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.