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Brodkowitz Tosses Gem in 3-1 Loss to Lehigh

Eric Brodkowitz. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Eric Brodkowitz. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Eric Brodkowitz provided another well-pitched outing for a Yale starter and Griffin Dey remained hot at the plate in a 3-1 loss to Lehigh on Sunday afternoon.

Dey went 2 for 4, bumped his average up to .321 on the season and drove in Yale's only run.  However, the late-innings doomed the Bulldogs again.  

 

A day after allowing five runs in the eighth to Richmond, the Bulldogs allowed two in the bottom of the ninth in a walk-off loss on Sunday.

 

Brodkowitz pitched the first eight innings, allowed three hits and allowed one solo home run.  His ERA dropped to 2.73 over his first 26 and 1/3 innings in 2018.

 

The Bulldogs again struck in the first inning when Simon Whiteman was hit by a pitch with one out.  Dey followed with a double to right to score Whiteman. 

 

The lead stood until Lehigh tied the game in the eighth with a lead-off homer from Jeff Shanfeldt. Brodkowitz then gave up a single, but retired the next two batters before Alex Boos threw out Tony Gallo attempting to steal second to end the inning. 

 

In the ninth, Mason Kukowski retired the first batter and walked the next batter.  Teddy Hague came on in relief and surrendered the game-winning homer. 

 

The Bulldogs are scheduled to return to action in Hamden, Conn., for a game at Quinnipiac University. 

 

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity