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Bulldogs Rally To Edge Miami, Ohio 3-2

Olivia Lee (Jeffrey Teems photo)
Olivia Lee (Jeffrey Teems photo)

Yale Drops Second Game In 8 Innings To Jacksonville

The season is only two weeks old, and Yale has already had its share of heartbreaking losses. Perhaps now the tables are starting to turn. Madison Sack's double scored pinch-runner Sydney Ginsberg in the seventh inning to snap a 2-2 tie as the Bulldogs rallied for a thrilling 3-2 victory over Miami, Ohio, in their first game at the Maryland Invitational.

Yale came from behind to tie Jacksonville in the seventh inning of the second game of the day but eventually dropped a 4-3, eight-inning decision to the Bulls.

Against Miami, Yale trailed 2-0 after four innings but scored twice in the fifth and once in the seventh to win.

Francesca Casalino drew a two-out walk to start the winning rally in the seventh. Ginsberg entered to pinch run and came all the way around to score when Sack belted a shot to centerfield.

Miami got the tying run to third and the winning run to second in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Terra Jerpbak struck out Megan Wurts swinging to end the game.

Jerpbak was outstanding in the circle. She tossed a complete game, yielding just five hits while striking out eight.

Casalino, Annie Tarte and Allison Skinner also had hits for Yale.

Trailing 2-0 in the fifth, the Bulldogs rallied. Olivia Vinyard walked and advanced to second on Skinner's sacrifice bunt. Vinyard then stole third and scored on Casalino's double to centerfield. Sack followed with the first of her two doubles, which scored Casalino.

Against Jacksonville, Sydney Grobman's ground out scored Skinner in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the score at 3-3. The Bulls, though, pushed across a run in the eighth and held off the Bulldogs in the bottom of the eighth to escape with the win.

Yale had grabbed the early lead when Tarte scored on an error in the first inning.

Jacksonville scored single runs in the second and fourth to grab the lead, but the Bulldogs answered in the bottom of the fourth when Olivia Lee's single scored Kortney Ponce, who had walked.

Casalino started in the circle and pitched well. She allowed four hits and struck out seven in 7.2 innings.

The Bulldogs play two more games in the tournament on Saturday – at 3 p.m. vs. Maryland and at 5:30 p.m. vs. Utah.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity