Yale-Quinnipiac Split Doubleheader
April 15, 2004
HAMDEN, Conn. -- Beth Pavlicek pitched three scoreless innings of relief and hit a tiebreaking solo home run in the sixth inning as Yale earned a split of a doubleheader with a 2-1 victory over Quinnipiac. Chelsea Kanyer added a pair of hits for the Bulldogs (21-15). Quinnipiac won the first game 6-2. Kanyer went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the opener for Yale.
The Bulldogs wasted little time getting on the board in the second game. Leah Kelley led off the game with a double, moved to third on Christina Guerland's sacrifice bunt and scored on Kanyer's single to right-center. Quinnipiac (13-14) tied it in the second on an RBI single by Elizabeth Euley. Pavlicek, though, homered to left with two outs in the sixth.
Starting pitcher Peggy Hunt and Pavlicek, who each entered the game tied for 14th in the nation in ERA, both were outstanding on the mound. Hunt pitched the first four innings, struck out two and did not allow an earned run. Pavlicek then came on in the fifth, yielded just two hits and struck out three. Each lowered their ERAs to 0.67 for the season.
In the first game, Quinnipiac jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning. Yale scored once in the top of the third, but the Bobcats answered with three more runs in the bottom of the third. Kristy Kwiatkowski knocked in the Bulldogs' second run with a single in the fifth that scored Guerland, who had doubled.
Yale, 3-1 in Ivy League play, returns to conference action with a doubleheader at Penn on Saturday at noon.