April 29, 2006
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Jaimie Wirkowski had two hits and knocked in two runs as Brown topped Yale 6-2 in the first game of an Ivy League doubleheader. Megan Enyeart had two hits for the Bulldogs. Michelle Moses pitched a three-hit shutout and struck out nine as the Bears won the second game 3-0. Ashley Linnenbank pitched well for Yale, allowing only three hits and two earned runs in six innings.
In the first game, Yale took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Kyli Hanson drew a leadoff walk and moved to second on Christina Guerland's single. After Aracelis Torres advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt, Enyeart singled to left, knocking home Hanson.
Brown, though, scored three runs in the second and added single runs in the third, fourth and sixth.
Yale scored its second run in the sixth on Meredith Parks's RBI groundout.
In the second game, Brown scored twice in the third on back-to-back RBI singles by Wirkowski and Kelsey Wilson. The Bears added an insurance run in the fifth.
The Bulldogs' best scoring chance came in the sixth. Guerland led off with a walk and moved to second on Torres's single. Two batters later, Katie Edwards hit a long fly ball to center that was knocked down by a stiff breeze blowing in and was caught by Natalie Hewitt.
Enyeart had three hits in the two games for Yale and finished with 58 on the season, only two shy of the school record.
Today was the final games for seniors Linnenbank and Peggy Hunt, the starting pitcher in the first game. In their outstanding careers, the two combined for nearly 60 victories and more than 400 strikeouts.
Yale finishes the season with a 28-22 overall record. The Bulldogs set new school records in home runs with 29 and in total bases with 520. In addition, Yale tied the school record with 57 doubles.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity