Bulldogs Split Doubleheader With Fairfield

Bulldogs Split Doubleheader With Fairfield

April 6, 2006

Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score

FAIRFIELD, Conn. - Peggy Hunt pitched a five-hit shutout as Yale blanked Fairfield 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader at Alumni Field. Courtney Blachford reached base in all four of her plate appearances and scored two runs for the Bulldogs. She had two hits, walked once and was hit by a pitch. Fairfield won the second game 2-0 as Kate Roberts and Cagney Ringnalda combined on a three-hitter for the Stags.

In the opener, Blachford started Yale's first rally with a one-out single in the third. She moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Aracelis Torres' double to left field.

Yale (21-11) added two more runs in the fifth. Blachford was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. Torres then hit a long fly ball that was dropped in right field. Blachford scored and Torres made it all the way to third on the play. Meredith Parks followed with a solid single to centerfield.

The Stags (21-13) had runners on base in five of the seven innings. Their best scoring chance came in the first when Julia Jacoby led off with a double. Hunt, though, retired the next three hitters. Hunt, who has allowed only one earned run in her last 18 innings, struck out two and did not issue a walk.

The Bulldogs had chances to blow the game open but left 10 runners on base. Megan Enyeart and Christina Guerland also had hits for Yale.

In the second game, Yale managed only three hits, a double by Katie Edwards and singles by Blachford and Kate Meserve.

Fairfield scored once in the second on Jenna DiBernardo's two-out RBI single and once more in the sixth on Riannon Thomas' RBI double.

Rebecca Wojciak pitched well for the Bulldogs. She went four innings and allowed one earned run. Deanna DiBernardi pitched the last two innings, allowed only two hits and one earned run.

Yale opens Ivy League play with a doubleheader at Princeton on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. The Bulldogs then play two at Penn on Sunday starting at noon.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity