April 16, 2005
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Kacy Krisman led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a home run to left field as Columbia edged Yale 3-2 to complete a doubleheader sweep. Ashley Linnenbank was the hard-luck losing pitcher for the Bulldogs. She allowed only two earned runs in seven innings. Yale was held to only three hits by Megan Ivey, who struck out three and walked one. The Lions (16-22, 3-3 Ivy) won the first game 8-0.
In the second game, Columbia took a 1-0 lead in the third, but the Bulldogs (12-20, 2-4 Ivy) tied it in the fourth. Kristy Kwiatkowski led off with a single. She moved to second on Christina Guerland's sacrifice bunt and scored on Meredith Parks' clutch, two-out single to right-center.
Kimberly Krisman's RBI single in the fourth gave the Lions a 2-1 lead, but Yale again rallied to tie. Libby Peters led off the sixth by drawing a walk. She was erased on Kwiatkowski's fielder's choice, but Kwiatkowski stole second and scored on Chelsea Kanyer's single off the third baseman's glove.
The Lions scored three times in the first inning. Marisa Marconi's two-out double to left scored Maiya Chard-Yaron and Ciji Rich followed with an RBI single. After Shelle Borton reached on an error, Lacie Nelson drove home the third run with a single to right.
Columbia added a single run in the second, and Hilary Parson's RBI single in the fifth made it 5-0. Kacy Krisman's three-run homer in the sixth ended the game.
Yale's best scoring chance came in the fifth. With one out, Libby Peters reached on an error and Kwiatkowski walked. After the second out, Kanyer reached on catcher's interference to load the bases, but Columbia pitcher Jackie Adelfio got the last out. Adelfio struck out four and walked one in six innings.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Sunday when they play a doubleheader at Cornell. The first pitch of the first game is slated for noon.