April 15, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Ashley Gleason went 4-for-4 and scored two runs as Dartmouth topped Yale 5-1 in the first game of an Ivy League doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field. Sarah Bankoff added three hits, and Angela Megaw pitched a five-hitter for the Big Green. Aracelis Torres had three hits for the Bulldogs. Dartmouth won the second game 7-4. Kelly Fry was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Megan Enyeart had three hits for Yale.
In the opener, the Big Green (11-16, 4-2 Ivy) jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning. Alicia Petryk singled in the first run, and Megan Snively followed two batters later with a two-run single.
Yale (24-16, 1-5 Ivy) got on the board in fifth. With one out, Torres was hit by a pitch. Courtney Blachford then hit a slow roller to second. Bankoff tried to get Torres at second, but the throw was late. Kate Meserve followed with an RBI single to left.
Dartmouth scored twice in the seventh to put the game away.
In the second game, the Bulldogs trailed 7-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning but scored three runs to get back in the game. Torres was hit by a pitch leading off the inning and advanced to second on a wild pitch. The next two hitters were retired, but Meserve ripped a double to left to score Torres. Meserve moved to third on a wild pitch and Kyli Hanson walked to put runners on first and third. Christina Guerland then struck out, but when the third strike eluded Fry, Dartmouth's catcher, Guerland alertly ran to first and Meserve scored. Enyeart followed with a single to left that scored Hanson and brought the tying run to the plate, but Big Green pitcher Stephanie Trudeau retired the next hitter to end the threat.
Enyeart was 3-for-4 for the Bulldogs and Meserve had two hits. Guerland, DiBernardi and Torres also had hits for Yale.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Sunday when they host a doubleheader against Harvard beginning at noon.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity