April 1, 2009
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - So far this season Yale has played 24 games, but only two have come in the friendly confines of Dewitt Family Field. By the end of this week, that number will have grown considerably. The Bulldogs play their next six at home, starting with a doubleheader against Fairfield on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (Game 1 GameTracker | Game 2 GameTracker).
Road-weary Yale returned from Ithaca, N.Y., on Tuesday night after dropping an Ivy League doubleheader to first-place Cornell. Lauren Huddleston had her five-game hitting streak snapped in the second game, but she still has a .500 average. She began the week second in the nation in batting. Katie Edwards also has been hot recently. In six games last week, she hit .444 with a home run and seven RBI. She needs one more homer to break the school record and one more RBI to move into second place all-time at Yale.
The Stags (11-14) also played two games on Tuesday, sweeping Rider 1-0 and 6-1. Sarah Minice pitched both games for Fairfield and did not allow an earned run in 14 innings. Kristina Lingo leads the Stags with a .312 batting average.
The Bulldogs return to Ivy play this weekend, hosting doubleheaders with Columbia on Saturday and Penn on Sunday. The first pitch on both days is slated for 12:30 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity