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Bulldogs Fall To Maryland, Utah

Francesca Casalino
Francesca Casalino

Casalino Has A Hit In Both Games

Yale ran into a pair of hot, power 5 conference teams on Saturday and dropped a pair of games at the Maryland Invitational. Maryland overcame an early deficit to edge the Bulldogs 4-2 and then Utah broke open a close game late en route to a 9-1 victory.

Francesca Casalino had a hit in each game for the Bulldogs and first year Miranda Papes belted her first career home run.

Yale had early leads of 1-0 and 2-1 in the first game against Maryland. In the first inning, Annie Tarte walked, moved to second on a wild pitch, stole third and scored on a passed ball.

After the Maryland tied it in the bottom of the first, the Bulldogs struck again in the second when Papes went deep.

Maryland, though, answered with a run in the third to tie and then scored twice in the fourth.

Sydney Grobman and Shelby Kennedy also had hits for Yale.

The Bulldogs were limited to two hits in their second game vs. Utah. The first, a single by Tarte in the first inning, helped lead to a run. Kennedy was hit by a pitch to open the game, and Tarte followed with her hit. The two then executed a successful double steal, and Casalino later put down a squeeze bunt which scored Kennedy,

Yale was trailing only 2-1 heading to the bottom of the fifth, but Utah erupted for five runs. The Utes then tacked on two more in the sixth to end the game.

The Bulldogs wrap up play in the Maryland Invitational when they play Jacksonville on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity