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Edwards Belts Grand Slam But Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader

Edwards Belts Grand Slam But Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader

April 22, 2007

Game 1 Box Score | Game 2 Box Score

HANOVER, N.H. - Katie Edwards hit a grand slam home run but Yale fell to Dartmouth 6-4 in the first game of an Ivy League doubleheader at Sachem Field. Kelly Fry had two hits, including a two-run homer, and knocked in three to lead the Big Green. In the second game, Ashley Gleason hit a two-run homer in the first inning and Dartmouth went on to an 8-0 victory. Ashley Sloan had two hits for Yale.

In the opener, Dartmouth's Stephanie Trudeau took a perfect game into the fifth inning. She retired the first hitter on a pop out and then got some help from her defense when shortstop Christy Autin made a diving catch to snare Megan Enyeart's line drive. Aracelis Torres, though, followed with a solid single up the middle to break up the no-hitter.

Trailing 6-0, Yale mounted a comeback in the sixth. Sloan started the rally with a two-out bunt single. Christina Guerland was hit by a pitch, and Kyli Hanson singled to load the bases. Edwards then hit a line drive that just cleared the left-field fence.

Trudeau, though, retired the next four Yale hitters to earn her eighth win of the season. She struck out seven and did not allow a walk.

Holly Gutterud pitched three innings of scoreless relief for the Bulldogs (18-18, 3-13 Ivy).

In the second game, the Big Green (14-21, 10-6 Ivy) scored six runs in the third to break open a close game.

Yale had runners on base in four of the five innings but left four on base. Sloan led off the game with a single, moved to second on a passed ball but could get no further. In the second inning, Torres was hit by a pitch. She advanced to second on Jessica Meyer's sacrifice bunt and then reached third on a wild pitch before being stranded. In the third, Sloan singled but was thrown out trying to steal second. The Bulldogs also threatened in the fifth. Torres and Courtney Blachford both reached on errors, but Dartmouth pitcher Angela Megaw overcame the miscues.

The Bulldogs take a break from Ivy League action when they play a doubleheader at Providence on Wednesday beginning at 3 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity