Yale Falls Twice At Fairfield

April 2, 2008

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Meghan Borst's two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning lifted Fairfield to a 2-1 victory and a doubleheader sweep of Yale at Alumni Field. Lauren Huddleston had two hits for the Bulldogs. Erin Frank had three hits and knocked in two runs to lead the Stags to an 8-0 victory in the first game.

Yale (12-12) scored once in the first inning of the second game to take the early lead. Katie Yanagisawa walked with one out, and back-to-back singles by Aracelis Torres and Megan Enyeart loaded the bases. Huddleston then hit a hard grounder that Fairfield second baseman Jessica Stand misplayed for an error, allowing Yanagisawa to score.

It looked like that run might hold up, but the Stags (8-16-1) broke through in the sixth. With one out, Kristie Trifioles singled and stole second. Back-to-back walks loaded the bases, and Borst followed with her single to center.

The Bulldogs threatened in the seventh. With one out, pinch hitter Katie Edwards singled to right. Yanagisawa then hit a grounder to third. Riannon Thomas fielded it cleanly, but her throw to second was dropped by Stand. Fairfield pitcher Kelli Panter, though, retired the next two hitters to end the game.

Panter scattered seven hits, struck out four and did not allow an earned run.

Yale had a number of opportunities to add to its early lead but couldn't capitalize. In the fifth, Nicole Wolfe led off with a double to the left-centerfield gap but was left stranded, one of nine runners the Bulldogs left on base in the game.

Kayla Kuretich started in the circle for Yale and allowed only three hits in four innings. She was relieved by Holly Gutterud.

In the first game, Sarah Minice pitched a three-hitter for the Stags. Mariclaire Rebman, Courtney Blachford and Torres singled for the Bulldogs.

Yale committed four errors in the game, which led to four unearned runs.

The Bulldogs return to Ivy League action this weekend, hosting Princeton on Saturday and Cornell on Sunday. The first pitch on both days is slated for 12:30 p.m. Free audio of Sunday's games will be available at wybc.com.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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