April 17, 2005
ITHACA, N.Y. - Erin Kizer's home run to left field with one out in the bottom of seventh inning lifted Cornell to a 1-0 victory over Yale in the first game of an Ivy League doubleheader at Niemand-Robison Field. It was the Bulldogs' third straight game where an opponent's home run ended the game. Ashley Linnenbank pitched brilliantly in defeat. She allowed four hits and struck out six in six innings. Cornell won the second game 5-0.
In the first game, the Bulldogs had runners on base in each of the first six innings, and left nine on base for the game.
Yale's best chance came in the fifth. Libby Peters drew a lead off walk. Christina Guerland's one-out bunt single moved Peters to second. After a fielder's choice erased Guerland, Meredith Parks hit a long fly ball to right-centerfield, but Cornell's Jenna Campagnolo made a fine running catch to rob Parks of an extra base hit and keep the game scoreless.
The Bulldogs threatened again in the sixth. Aracelis Torres doubled with one out and moved to third on Kate Meserve's single to shallow left-center. Jenn Meunuer, though, retired the next two hitters to get out of the jam.
Meserve had three hits for Yale.
Meunuer pitched a complete game, scattering seven hits and striking out four.
In the second game, Lauren May singled, doubled and homered to lead the Big Red (19-16, 5-3 Ivy). Whitney Smith pitched a two-hitter and struck out six.
Kwiatkowski and Torres both singled for the Bulldogs (12-22, 2-6 Ivy). Linnenbank pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless relief for Yale.
Cornell scored twice in the first and added two more runs in the third on May's long, two-run homer to left field. Ashley Wolf's RBI double in the fourth made it 5-0.
Yale is back in action on Wednesday with a doubleheader against Hartford beginning at 3 p.m.