Kwiatkowski's Homer Helps Yale Earn A Split

Kwiatkowski's Homer Helps Yale Earn A Split

April 4, 2004

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Kristy Kwiatkowski hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning as Yale rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Seton Hall 4-3 to earn a split of a doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field. Jillian Miles struck out six and scattered six hits to earn the win on the mound for the Bulldogs (15-13). Shortstop Leah Kelley went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Seton Hall won the first game 2-0. Megan Meyer pitched a one-hitter for the Pirates (20-8). The loss snapped Yale's eight-game winning streak.

Meyer made quick work of the Bulldogs in the opener. She struck out 10 in the game and retired the first 15 batters before Jessica Meyer singled up the middle leading off the sixth inning. The Pirates scored the only run they would need in the second when Lindsay Trottier homered. Seton Hall added an insurance run in the seventh. Katie Pierce led off with a double, and scored on Trottier's double two batters later.

In the second game, the Pirates scored twice in the first inning, but Kate Meserve's two-out single to center in the second scored Cheslea Kanyer and pulled Yale within 2-1. The Bulldogs tied it in the fifth when Kelley tripled to the right-field gap and scored on Christina Guerland's single.

After Kwiatkowski's two-run homer in the sixth, Seton Hall rallied in the seventh. With two out, pinch-hitter Darcy Djakalovic singled home Mary Carroll Smith to make it 4-3. Miles, though, got pinch-hitter Daniel Steinseifzer to pop out to third to end the game.

"I felt good and was throwing hard," said Miles, who earned her second win of the season. "We wanted to start another winning streak as we get ready for Ivy League play."

The Bulldogs have a doubleheader at Rhode Island on Wednesday before returning home to host Cornell on Friday in the Ivy League opener.