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Bulldogs Drop Heartbreaker At Duke

Olivia Vinyard (Jeffrey Teems photo)
Olivia Vinyard (Jeffrey Teems photo)

Blue Devils Win With Run In Bottom Of Ninth

Yale suffered its second heartbreaking defeat of the day, falling to Duke 4-3 in nine innings in Durham, North Carolina. Annie Tarte had three hits and knocked in two runs to pace the Bulldogs. Allison Skinner also added two hits.

Yale had a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth, but Duke scored twice to tie.

The Bulldogs threatened in the seventh. A single by Olivia Vinyard and a double from Carlin Hagmaier had runners on second and third with two out, but Duke pitcher Amelia Wiercioch retired the next hitter to end the threat.

Yale had scored three runs in the second to grab the early lead. The big was Tarte's two-run double.

The Bulldogs lost earlier in the day to Kent State 3-2.

Yale plays two more games on Saturday at Duke's Tournament – vs. Lehigh at 10:30 a.m. and North Dakota State at 2 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity