April 23, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Aracelis Torres had three hits and knocked in five runs as Yale cruised to an 11-3 victory over Wagner in the first game of a non-league doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field. Ashley Sloan added three hits and scored three runs, and Tracy Timm and Lauren Huddleston both had two hits for the Bulldogs. Wagner won the second game 2-1. Andrea Lazzari's two-run single in the fifth inning gave the Seahawks a 2-0 lead. Yale pulled to within 2-1 on Katie Yanagisawa's RBI single in the seventh. Mariclaire Rebman had three hits for the Bulldogs.
In the first game, Yale banged out 14 hits.
Courtney Blachford's sacrifice fly to right scored Timm to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead in the second. Wagner (26-17) tied it in the third on Hailey Corthell's RBI double, but a fine defensive play by Sloan kept the Seahawks from getting more. With one out, Katie Stevens hit a fly ball to centerfield. Sloan made the catch and threw home to nail Emily Pierce, who was trying to score from third.
Yale (17-24-1) scratched out another run in the third when Sloan reached on a two-base error, moved to third on Yanagisawa's sacrifice bunt and scored on Torres's single.
The Bulldogs added four runs in the fifth. Torres started the scoring with a two-run single to right. Timm added an RBI single, and Allie Canulli capped the rally with a sacrifice fly to right field.
Wagner scored twice in the top of the sixth, but Yale answered with five runs in the bottom of the sixth. Torres again started the scoring with a two-run single. Lauren Huddleston later drove home a run with a single, and Katie Edwards's RBI single ended the game.
Yale had 12 hits in the second game but managed just the one run. The Bulldogs stranded 10 runners on base and hit into two double plays.
The game was scoreless until the fifth when Cortell reached on an error and Stevens followed with a double. Lazzari then singled to left, knocking in two runs.
Yale, which left the bases loaded in the fourth inning, rallied in the seventh. Blachford led off with a single and moved to second on a passed ball. After a ground out, Yanagisawa delivered an RBI single. Torres followed with a single, but Kate Eshelman came on in relief and retired the next two hitters to end the game.
Torres, Canulli and Nicole Wolfe all had two hits for the Bulldogs.
Yale closes out the season by playing a four-game series with Brown this weekend. The two teams meet in Providence on Saturday and then play Sunday in New Haven. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 12:30 p.m. both days.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity