Hunt Pitches One-Hitter As Yale Sweeps Wagner

April 1, 2006

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Peggy Hunt pitched a one-hit shutout as Yale blanked Wagner 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field. Freshman Megan Enyeart homered for the Bulldogs in the second inning. It was Yale's 19th home run of the season which ties the school record set in 1992. In the second game, Kate Meserve had two hits and four RBI as the Bulldogs cruised to an 8-3 victory. Yale (19-9) has won four straight games and eight of its last 10.

In the first game, Hunt took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before Joy Gallagher led off with a solid single up the middle. Wagner's only other baserunner in the game was Jackyn Vanore, who walked with one out in the fifth. Hunt struck out two and lowered her earned run average to an impressive 1.27.

Enyeart, who went 3-for-4 in the doubleheader and extended her hitting streak to eight games, gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead with a long home run to left with one out in the second. Yale added an insurance run in the third. Courtney Blachford singled and later scored on Meredith Parks' single to right.

In the second game, the Bulldogs scored three runs in the first inning without the benefit of a hit. Wagner pitchers walked six in the inning. Kyli Hanson scored the first run on a wild pitch, and Niki Haab and Meserve both walked with the bases loaded.

Victoria Batistelli scored on a wild pitch in the second inning and then drove home a run with a double in the third to pull Wagner within 3-2.

Yale added a single run in the bottom of the third when Christina Guerland walked with the bases loaded and then broke the game open with three runs in the fourth. With one out, Aracelis Torres, who was celebrating her birthday, doubled. Parks followed with a single to left, and when the left-fielder's throw back in was wild, Torres was able to score. Katie Edwards then walked, and after the second out, Haab was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Meserve's two-run single made it 7-2.

Wagner (14-12) got one back in the fifth on Vanore's RBI single, but a diving catch by rightfielder Danielle Kozlowski prevented further damage.

Yale capped the scoring in the sixth. Pinch-hitter Deanna DiBernardi singled and scored on Meserve's sacrifice fly to right field.

Rebecca Wojciak pitched 4.1 innings and struck out four to earn her seventh win of the season. Ashley Linnenbank pitched the final 2.2 innings and did not allow a hit.

Haab, who recently returned to the lineup after an injury, had two hits, including a double, and added an RBI.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Sunday when they play a doubleheader at Sacred Heart beginning at noon.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity