2015-16 Yale Softball News

  • NFCA Honors Nine Bulldogs
    October 07, 2016
    2015-16 was another highly successful season in the classroom for the Yale softball team. Nine Bulldogs earned NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete recognition for the academic year. The student-athletes honored were: Brittany Labbadia, Allie Souza, Camille Weisenbach, Rachel Paris, Carolyn McGuire, Maddie Wuelfing, Carlin Hagmaier, Sydney Ginsberg and Terra Jerpbak.
  • Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy
    May 19, 2016
    Three Bulldogs have earned All-Ivy softball recognition. Junior pitcher Lindsay Efflandt was named to the second team, while sophomore third baseman Allison Skinner and junior outfielder Sydney Glover were both honorable mention selections.
  • Elite Camp Dates Announced
    May 11, 2016
    The dates for the three sessions of the Bulldog softball elite camp have been announced. There will be sessions in June, July and August. The camp is open to any and all.
  • Weisenbach Elected Captain
    May 05, 2016
    Camille Weisenbach had a much different role for the Yale softball team in 2016. After seeing most of her action in the outfield in her first two years, including earning second team All-Ivy recognition last year, she moved to catcher and handled the transition nearly flawlessly.
  • Team Awards Presented At Brunch
    May 04, 2016
    The 2016 Yale softball team gathered one final time in the Kiphuth Trophy Room inside Payne Whitney Gym to celebrate a successful season and hand out its postseason awards at the annual team brunch.
  • Casalino Earns Ivy Honor
    May 04, 2016
    Francesca Casalino couldn’t have had a much better ending to her sophomore season. In her final start of the season, Casalino tossed 14 innings, allowed only seven hits and struck out eight in a 2-1 victory over Brown that took two days to complete. For her efforts, she was named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Week.
  • Two Victories On Final Day Of Season
    April 30, 2016
    The last day of the season brought more drama for the Yale softball team. In fact, there were anxious moments right at the start on Senior Day. Yale and Brown resumed the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader in Providence that had to be suspended because of darkness after 11 innings with the score tied at 1-1. The Bulldogs finally broke through in the 14th inning to escape with a 2-1 win. The two teams then split the regularly scheduled doubleheader in two games that weren’t decided until the final at bat.
  • Tied At 1-1, Game Two Suspended After 11; Yale-Brown Resume Saturday At Yale At 12:30 p.m.
    April 29, 2016
    There will be bonus softball on the final day of the season on Saturday at Dewitt Family Field. Friday’s second game of a doubleheader between Yale and Brown in Providence was suspended after 11 innings because of darkness with the score tied at 1-1. It will resumed on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Dewitt Family Field prior to the regularly scheduled doubleheader between the teams.
  • Senior Day Saturday Vs. Brown
    April 28, 2016
    The Bulldogs wrap up the 2016 season with four games against Brown this weekend. The two teams play a doubleheader in Providence on Friday starting at 2 p.m. and then meet twice at Dewitt Family Field on Saturday with the first pitch slated for 12:30 p.m.
  • Yale Blanks Maine
    April 27, 2016
    A timely hit from Laina Do and an outstanding pitching performance from Francesca Casalino helped Yale earn a 3-0 victory over Maine in the second game of a doubleheader on a gorgeous spring afternoon at Dewitt Family Field. Do’s two-run single capped a three-run first inning, and Casalino tossed a four-hit shutout with seven strikeouts.
  • Bulldogs Host Maine
    April 26, 2016
    An unfamiliar opponent comes to Dewitt Family Field on Wednesday for the final non-league games of the season. Maine makes its first trip to New Haven for a doubleheader. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 2 p.m.
  • Yale Splits With First-Place Dartmouth
    April 24, 2016
    Yale more than held its own with first-place Dartmouth in a four-game series. Lindsay Efflandt tossed a three-hit shutout as the Bulldogs blanked the Big Green 1-0 in Sunday’s first game.
  • Yale Hands Dartmouth First Ivy Loss
    April 23, 2016
    Yale’s first home runs of the season came at a very opportune time. Allison Skinner went deep twice, and Rachel Paris once as the Bulldogs handed Dartmouth its first Ivy League loss, 4-2 in the second game of a doubleheader.
  • Bulldogs Travel To First-Place Dartmouth
    April 22, 2016
    In the last 10 games, Yale’s pitching staff has posted a 2.28 earned run average. The Bulldogs will need to be on their game again in the circle this weekend when they travel to North Division leader Dartmouth. The teams will play doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday with the action getting under way at 12:30 p.m. on each day. The Ivy League Digital Network has video of all four games.
  • Pitchers Shine At SHU
    April 20, 2016
    Yale got a pair of very well pitched games Wednesday at Sacred Heart. Lindsay Efflandt tossed a complete-game five-hitter in the opener as the Bulldogs topped the Pioneers 5-2, and Francesca Casalino and Terra Jerpbak combined to strike out 11 in a second game that was called after eight innings because of darkness with the score tied 1-1.
  • Short Trip To SHU Up Next
    April 19, 2016
    Yale won’t have far to go for its final non-conference road games. The Bulldogs head down I-95 to Pioneer Park in Fairfield for a doubleheader against Sacred Heart on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m. NEC Front Row has video of the two games.
  • Skinner’s Double Wins Game One
    April 17, 2016
    Lindsay Efflandt continued her mastery over a potent Harvard offense Sunday at Dewitt Family Field. Her seven shutout innings in the first game led Yale to a 1-0 victory over the Crimson. She then tossed 6.2 more scoreless innings in relief in the second game, but Harvard scored six early runs en route to a 6-0 victory and a split of the Ivy League doubleheader.
  • Efflandt Tosses Gem In Game One
    April 16, 2016
    Yale’s pitching held Harvard’s vaunted offense in check for much of Saturday’s doubleheader. The Crimson, though, got some pretty good work in the circle as well and used one big inning to earn a pair of victories over the Bulldogs.
  • Divisional Play Starts With Harvard
    April 15, 2016
    Yale kicks off Ivy League North Division play with a visit from Harvard this weekend. The Bulldogs and Crimson play doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. The first pitch on both days is slated for 12:30 p.m. at Dewitt Family Field.
  • NCAA Recognizes 13 Yale Teams
    April 13, 2016
    Thirteen Yale teams are being recognized for outstanding performance in the classroom.
  • Chris’ Game A Big Success
    April 13, 2016
    A terrific crowd turned out to the Quinnipiac Softball Field for Chris’ Game, a doubleheader between the Yale and Quinnipiac softball teams played to honor the memory of Chris Labbadia. Chris, the brother of Yale shortstop Brittany Labbadia and the son of Quinnipiac assistant coach Lynn Labbadia, tragically passed away in a car accident in January.
  • Chris’ Game Set For Wednesday
    April 12, 2016
    Yale and Quinnipiac will play a very special doubleheader on Wednesday at the QU Softball Field. The teams will be honoring the memory of Chris Labbadia, the brother of Yale senior Brittany Labbadia and the son of Quinnipiac assistant coach Lynn Labbadia. Chris tragically passed away after a car accident in January. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Sweep Cornell
    April 10, 2016
    Rachel Paris had one of the most difficult jobs of the day against Cornell, but she delivered in a big way. Asked to pinch hit after sitting in the dugout for nearly three hours on a very brisk afternoon at Dewitt Family Field, Paris ripped a two-run triple as Yale completed a doubleheader sweep with a 3-1 victory over the Big Red.
  • Suspended Game Goes To Princeton 5-4
    April 09, 2016
    The wait was worth it for Princeton. Skye Jerpbak’s RBI single in the top of the eighth inning lifted the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over Yale to complete a two-day Ivy League doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field.
  • Sibling Rivalry
    April 08, 2016
    The Yale-Princeton rivalry is always special, but when the two schools meet in softball on Friday afternoon at Dewitt Family Field, it will have added meaning for two players. Yale freshman Terra Jerpbak will be playing against her older sister Skye Jerpbak, a senior for the Tigers.
  • Big Day For Weisenbach
    April 08, 2016
    The second weekend of Ivy League play has brought more drama to the Yale softball team. In fact, one day wasn’t enough to finish the first doubleheader of the weekend. Princeton won a marathon first game 6-5 in 10 innings, and the second game was tied 4-4 when it had to be stopped because of darkness after five innings. It will be resumed on Saturday at 11 a.m.
  • Princeton Doubleheader Moved To Friday
    April 07, 2016
    The weather in New England has again forced a change in the Yale softball schedule. With Saturday’s forecast not looking promising, the Bulldogs’ doubleheader with Princeton has been moved to Friday at 2 p.m. at Dewitt Family Field. Yale will still play a pair of games against Cornell on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
  • Casalino Pitches Gem
    April 06, 2016
    Yale’s stretch of playing games decided late continued at Army. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, it was the Black Knights who did the last scoring. Mae Wadyka’s RBI double in the seventh inning lifted Army to a 2-1 victory in the second game of a non-league doubleheader. The Black Knights won the first game 6-1.
  • Army Doubleheader Moved To West Point
    April 05, 2016
    A pair of red-hot infielders will be on display when Yale travels to Army on Wednesday at West Point. The games were originally scheduled for Dewitt Family Field but have been moved to Army's campus. Brittany Labbadia, the Bulldogs’ shortstop, and Alee Rashenskas, Army’s second baseman, are both coming off big weekends. The first pitch of the doubleheader is set for 3 p.m.
  • DH At Penn Pushed Back To 3 PM Start
    April 02, 2016
    Because of the weather conditions in Philadelphia, Yale's doubleheader at Penn will now start at 3 p.m.
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