Hunt Pitches Yale Past Army, 1-0
March 24, 2004
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Peggy Hunt pitched a complete game shutout as Yale edged Army 1-0 in eight innings to earn a split of a doubleheader. Hunt scattered seven hits and struck out three. Freshman Christina Guerland knocked in the winning run with a ground out to second in the top of the eighth. Army won the first game 5-3. Leah Kelley had two hits for the Bulldogs in the opener.
In the second game, Britni Fabacher led off the eighth inning with a double to right field, moved to third on Kelley's sacrifice bunt and scored on Guerland's ground out. Beth Pavlicek followed with a single to right, advanced to third on an error but was left stranded. The Black Knights threatened in the bottom of the eighth. They had runners on first and second with one out, but Hunt induced a ground out that resulted in a game-ending double play.
"Peggy was outstanding," said Yale head coach Andy Van Etten. "She's really developed a good rise ball, and she fools the hitters with it. We played good defense and had timely hitting."
In the first game, Army's Jamie Gjurgevich hit a three-run homer off the left field foul pole in the first inning. Yale's Kristy Kwiatkowski singled and scored in the second, and Pavlicek doubled and scored on Chelsea Kanyer's single in the fourth to pull the Bulldogs within 4-2. Yale's final run came in the fifth. Fabacher walked, stole second and scored on Guerland's single to centerfield.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Friday when they play a doubleheader at UConn.