March 26, 2005
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Chelsea Kanyer went 4-for-4 and Emily Lederer was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI as Yale cruised to a 9-1 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson in the second game of a doubleheader at DeWitt Family Field. Kristy Kwiatkowski, Jessica Meyer and Kate Meserve all added two hits as the Bulldogs banged out a season-high 17 hits. Yale lost the first game 3-2 in eight innings.
Meyer pitched 5.1 innings, allowing only five hits and one run to earn her first victory of the season. Ashley Linnenbank came on to get the final two outs of the sixth inning.
The Bulldogs, who were playing at home for the first time this season, scored twice in the third inning on RBI singles by Lederer and Meserve. Christina Guerland doubled and scored in the fourth.
Yale (5-11) added two more in the fifth and then scored four times in the sixth. With one out, Kanyer doubled and Kwiatkowski followed with a triple to right field. Lederer then singled, scoring Kwiatkowski. After Aracelis Torres singled and Meyer walked, Meserve ended the game by doubling to left field, knocking in two runs.
In the first game, Heather Hogate's RBI double in the top of the eighth inning snapped a 2-2 tie.
Yale had rallied to tie it in the bottom of the seventh. Lederer singled and scored on Meserve's two-out single to shallow left field.
Both pitchers were outstanding. Yale's Peggy Hunt struck out a career-high 13 and allowed only one earned run. FDU's Jen Buehler scattered eight hits and struck out three.
Yale took a 1-0 lead in the fourth. With one out, Kwiatkowski singled, and she scored on Lederer's double. FDU (2-8) tied in the fifth when Tiffany Farhat tripled and Dana Myers followed with an RBI single.
Lederer was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the Bulldogs, and Guerland also had two hits.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday when they host St. John's in a doubleheader.