Larsson-Danforth Drafted By Red SoxSenior Trygg Larsson-Danforth (Mattapoisett, Mass.) was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 49th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.
Seven Elis Named All-IvySeven Yale players have been selected to the 2010 All-Ivy Baseball Team that was announced today, including first-team pick Trygg Larsson-Danforth.
Three Bulldogs Earn Academic All-District HonorsTrygg Larsson-Danforth, Robert Gruber and Gant Elmore have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 2009-10 Baseball Team. Larsson-Danforth, a senior first baseman, was one of 12 athletes named to the Academic All-District first team. Gruber and Elmore both earned spots on the second team.
Andy Megee Elected 2011 Captain; Yale Announces Year-End AwardsJohn Stuper, the Mazzuto Family Head Coach for Baseball, has announced that the captain of the 2011 Yale baseball team will be third baseman/pitcher Andy Megee. The announcement comes following a team vote at the annual year-end dinner on Thursday evening at Ray Tompkins House. Yale also announced its team awards at the banquet, honoring seven different players.
Bulldogs Finish Strong with Senior Day SplitThe Yale baseball team capped a record-breaking season on Saturday, splitting a doubleheader with Ivy League foe Brown. Several players reached individual milestones on the day, and the Yale offense added to its résumé of team records, as the Bulldogs dropped game one to the Bears, 8-3, before taking the second by a score of 14-7 to conclude Senior Day at Yale Field and the 2010 campaign win a victory. Junior Trey Rallis went 5-for-7 with two home runs and five RBI in the doubleheader, while sophomore Matt Schmidt went 6-for-9 in the twinbill.
Bulldogs Break Team Home Run Record in Doubleheader Sweep at BrownThe Yale baseball team hit five home runs on Friday- bringing its season total to a program-record 43 roundtrippers- en route to sweeping Ivy League foe Brown by scores of 15-9 and 9-3. Sophomore Charlie Neil and junior Andrew Kolmar each had five RBI in the doubleheader; Neils long home run was the record-breaking shot, while Kolmar hit his second grand slam of the season. Senior Trygg Larsson-Danforth, junior Andy Megee and freshman Cam Squires also went yard for the Elis. Junior left-handers Brook Hart and Vinny Lally got the wins on the mound, while senior right-hander Robert Gruber earned a save in game one.
Bulldogs to Close Out 2010 against BrownThe Yale baseball team will have a chance to play spoiler this weekend, as the 2010 season concludes with a four-game series against Rolfe Division foe Brown. The Bulldogs (18-21-1, 5-11 Ivy) will travel to Providence to play the Bears (12-27, 9-7 Ivy) in a doubleheader on Friday, while a twinbill at Yale Field closes out the 2010 campaign on Saturday. First pitch of both doubleheaders is scheduled for 1 p.m.
Rallis Sets Doubles Mark, Yale Splits Twinbill with HarvardThe Yale baseball team nearly completed an historic comeback at Yale Field on Wednesday, falling behind 13-0 to perennial rival Harvard before storming back to within two runs in game one of an Ivy League doubleheader. Though the Bulldogs were eventually clipped, 14-12, in the opening game, the Elis continued their hot-hitting in the nightcap, salvaging a split with an 8-3 win. Junior designated hitter Trey Rallis went 4-for-7 in the twinbill, hitting two doubles in game one to break the Yale single-season record for two-baggers with 18. Rallis tops the 17 doubles hit by Ryan Lavarnway, who is currently playing in the Red Sox organization, in the 2007 season. Additionally, senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth hit a pair of home runs to become the sixth Yale player to hit 10 or more roundtrippers in a season. Lavarnway holds that record as well, hitting 14 home runs in that same 2007 campaign.
Holy Cross Outslugs Bulldogs, 11-9, in Non-Conference ClashSince scoring just nine runs in a four-game skid at Dartmouth two weeks ago, the Yale baseball team has come alive at the plate. The Bulldogs came into Tuesdays non-conference finale against Holy Cross having scored 37 runs in their last three contests. Yale continued to produce offensively against the Crusaders, tallying nine runs in the nine-inning contest, but the visitors matched the Bulldogs swing-for-swing in the midweek game en route to an 11-9 victory. Freshman centerfielder Cam Squires went 3-for-5 with an RBI out of the lead-off spot for the Bulldogs, while senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth extended his hitting streak to 17 games with two RBI singles.
Vinny Lally Earns Ivy League Weekly HonorsAfter carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning of Saturdays 15-1 victory over Harvard, junior left-hander Vinny Lally has been honored by the Ivy League as its co-Pitcher of the Week. Lally allowed just three hits and one earned run in seven innings of work to earn his team-best sixth win of the season.
Non-Conference Slate Concludes Against Holy Cross on TuesdayWhile inclement weather has wreaked havoc on the Yale baseball teams schedule for this upcoming week, the Bulldogs will finally return to the diamond on Tuesday as Holy Cross visits historic Yale Field for a 5 p.m. contest. The single nine-inning game will be the last non-conference game for the Bulldogs (17-19-1, 4-10 Ivy), who will resume their four-game set with Harvard on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Baseball Schedule Changes AnnouncedDue to inclement weather in the Elm City, the Yale baseball team has altered its schedule for the upcoming week. The Bulldogs' Monday doubleheader against Harvard has been postponed; the Crimson will instead visit Yale Field on Wednesday for a twinbill beginning at 2 p.m. Additionally, Yale's scheduled home doubleheader with Holy Cross on Tuesday has been changed to a single, nine-inning game beginning at 5 p.m.
Elis Pound Harvard to Earn Doubleheader SplitAfter a late rally fell short in game one of Saturdays Ivy League doubleheader against Harvard, the Yale baseball team ensured that another comeback bid would not be necessary in the nightcap with the Crimson. The Bulldogs posted seven runs in the first inning and led by a score of 13-0 after four frames en route to a 15-1 victory. Nine different Bulldogs had hits in the rout, led by a 3-for-3 showing by junior designated hitter Trey Rallis and a 4-for-5 performance from sophomore shortstop Matt Schmidt. Junior left-hander Vinny Lally did more than enough to make the huge lead hold up, carrying a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and earning his team-best sixth victory of the season. Harvard held off the Bulldogs for a 7-4 win in the seven-inning first game.
Bulldogs Host Harvard on Saturday and MondayThe threat of inclement weather has altered the schedule, but the Yale baseball team will host historic rival Harvard for a four-game series beginning Saturday at 1 p.m. The squads will play a doubleheader on Saturday and then return to Yale Field on Monday at for a second twinbill (game time TBA). The Bulldogs enter the weekend at 16-18-1 overall and 3-9 in Ivy League play.
Wild Wednesday Game Goes to Quinnipiac, 19-18The Yale baseball came back from deficits of 9-2, 13-9 and 16-14 on Wednesday afternoon at Quinnipiac, taking an 18-16 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning. The host Bobcats, however, made the final comeback on a wild day in Hamden, Conn. as Brian Monack hit a walk-off three-run home run to give Quinnipiac a 19-18 victory. Junior Andrew Kolmar led Yale, going 3-for-3 with two home runs- including a grand slam- and seven RBI. He also walked three times to round out a huge day at the plate. Junior Andy Megee had four runs batted in, while junior Trey Rallis was 4-for-6 with three RBI.
Bulldogs Head to Quinnipiac for Midweek ShowdownA rainy October may have washed out the 2009 City Series, but the Yale baseball team will still have a chance to play intra-state rival Quinnipiac this season. The Bulldogs will take a break from the Ivy League slate this Wednesday, trekking to nearby Hamden for a single game with the host Bobcats. First pitch from the shadows of Sleeping Giant is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday's Baseball Game at Northeastern CancelledThe Yale baseball team's scheduled contest at Northeastern has been cancelled. The Bulldogs will trek to Quinnipiac on Wednesday for a single 3:30 p.m. contest. Ivy League play resumes this weekend as Yale hosts historic rival Harvard on Saturday and Sunday.
Bulldogs Fall in Doubleheader at DartmouthThe Yale baseball team got 5.2 strong innings from freshman left-hander Christopher OHare at Dartmouth on Monday, but a 10th-inning single by Chris ODowd gave the host Big Green a 3-2 victory in game two of the Ivy League doubleheader. Earlier in the day, Dartmouth took game one at Red Rolfe Field in Hanover, N.H. by a score of 8-2. Junior outfielder Andrew Moore had three hits and two RBI in the twinbill for the Bulldogs.
Dartmouth Takes Two from BulldogsThe Yale baseball team got a stellar pitching performance from sophomore Pat Ludwig in game one and then two RBI off the bat of junior Andrew Kolmar in the nightcap on Sunday at Dartmouth, but the Bulldogs came up short on both ends of the Ivy League twinbill. Ludwig struck out 10 batters as Big Green shutout the Elis, 3-0, and Kolmar homered and tripled in a 7-4 loss.
Dartmouth Hosts Elis in Rolfe Division OpenerWith a 3-5 Ivy League record entering the weekend, the Yale baseball team can take a huge step forward in the race for the league championship with a quartet of games against the defending Ancient Eight champion, Dartmouth. The Bulldogs (16-13-1 overall) and Big Green (13-12, 4-4 Ivy) will play a pair of doubleheaders beginning at noon from Hanover, N.H. on both Sunday and Monday to open Rolfe Division play. Live stats are available courtesy of the home team for all four contests.
Baseball, Softball Schedules Altered For WeekendDue to inclement weather in Hanover, N.H., the Yale baseball and softball series this weekend have been pushed back. Baseball will now play at Dartmouth on Sunday and Monday at Noon (both doubleheaders). Softball will play at Dartmouth on Sunday at 12:30 PM and Monday at 2:00 PM (both doubleheaders).
Elis Earn Doubleheader Split with FairfieldSix different players had two hits, and right-handers Greg Lyons and Chris Finneran each turned in solid starts on the mound as the Yale baseball team earned a doubleheader split with visiting Fairfield on Wednesday. The Stags rallied to take the first of two seven-inning games by a 4-3 tally, while Yale posted four runs in the top of the first en route to a 7-3 victory in the nightcap. Senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth hit his team-leading eighth home run of the season, joining junior right fielder Andrew Kolmar and sophomore catcher Ryan Brenner with two runs batted in.
Bulldogs Host Fairfield in Wednesday DoubleheaderThe Yale baseball team used last weeks non-conference doubleheader- a split with Sacred Heart- to get back on track after starting the Ivy League season with four straight losses. The goal has changed this Wednesday, however, as the Bulldogs will look to use a non-conference twinbill against Fairfield to keep their momentum rolling after taking three of four games from Gehrig Division Cornell and Princeton this past weekend. Yale (15-12-1, 3-5 Ivy) will send right-handers Greg Lyons (1-2, 5.79 ERA) and Chris Finneran (0-0, 5.40 ERA) to the mound in the squads final tune-ups prior to the commencement of Red Rolfe Division play on Saturday at defending Ivy League champion Dartmouth. The Stags (12-14, 3-3 MAAC) come to Yale Field as winners of four of their last five games.
Robert Gruber Named Ivy League Pitcher of the WeekAfter earning three wins in relief for the Yale baseball team this past week, senior right-hander Robert Gruber has been recognized by the Ivy League as its Pitcher of the Week. Gruber posted a 0.00 ERA in 5.2 inning of work out of the bullpen, scattering just three hits and one walk while striking out three batters in his trio of appearances.
Bulldogs Rally to Split Ivy League TwinbillThe members of the Yale baseball team are no strangers to playing from behind. One day after taking two games from Cornell, one in extra innings and one that they trailed entering the bottom of the sixth, the Bulldogs nearly came back from a 7-0 deficit in game one on Sunday against Princeton, then completed a come-from-behind victory with a 6-5 win in the nightcap. The Elis, who also came back from a 10-1 deficit to win on the road earlier this season, were led offensively by three doubles and two RBI from senior Trygg Larsson-Danforth. The Yale bullpen worked 11.0 strong innings in the double-dip, allowing just two earned runs as senior right-hander Robert Gruber got the relief win and junior left-hander Brook Hart notched the save in game two.
Bulldogs to Open Ivy League Home Slate with Cornell, PrincetonAfter taking four losses on the road to open the 2010 Ivy League season, the Yale baseball team kicks off its home league slate looking to get back on track against Gehrig Division foes Cornell and Princeton. The Bulldogs (12-11-1, 0-4 Ivy) will host Big Red (6-10, 2-2 Ivy) on Saturday before the Tigers (7-16, 2-2 Ivy) visit the Elm City on Sunday. Both doubleheaders, which will consist of a seven-inning game followed by a nine-inning game, will begin at noon and will feature audio courtesy of WYBC, Yales student radio station, both online at wybc.com and over the airwaves on channel 1340 AM.
Larsson-Danforths Game One Walk-Off Fuels Yale Sweep of CornellThe Yale baseball team fell behind 2-0 in both ends of a doubleheader against Cornell on Saturday afternoon at Yale Field in New Haven. The Bulldogs, however, proved to be down but not out as they rallied in both contests to sweep the visiting Big Red by scores of 4-3 and 7-5. Senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth hit a walk-off home run to give Yale the win in the seven-inning first game, and junior second baseman Gant Elmore had the go-ahead, two-run double in the nightcap as a part of a four-hit day.
Eli Professionals Back to WorkWith the 2010 Major League Baseball season upon us, four former Yale baseball players will continue their professional careers this spring. Craig Breslow 02 has begun his fifth season on a Major League roster, suiting up for the Oakland Athletics in 2010. Ryan Lavarnway is climbing the ladder in the Red Sox farm system from Class A Greenville to the Class A Advanced Salem (Va.) Red Sox of the Carolina League, and hurlers Brandon Josselyn 09 and Brian Irving 08 will begin 2010 in Class A with the Clinton (Iowa) LumberKings (Seattle Mariners) and Augusta (Ga.) GreenJackets (San Francisco Giants), respectively.
Eight-Game Homestand Starts Tuesday Against Sacred HeartAfter playing just two of its first 22 games at home, the Yale baseball team begins a stretch of eight straight games within the familiar confines of historic Yale Field on Tuesday afternoon with a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader against intra-state rival Sacred Heart. The Bulldogs (11-10-1, 0-4 Ivy) are coming off a tough Ivy League weekend at Columbia and Penn, with the other half of the Gehrig Division- Cornell and Princeton- coming to New Haven this weekend. The Pioneers (9-13, 2-2 NEC) dropped the last two games of a four-game home series with Northeast Conference rival Quinnipiac this past weekend. Both games will feature live stats and will be broadcast by WYBC, Yales student radio station, with Paul Treadgold 10 and Jonathan Zelig 11L on the call.
Bulldogs Split Twinbill with Sacred HeartSenior Robert Gruber threw 3.1 innings of scoreless relief and junior Gant Elmore drove in the go-ahead run as the Yale baseball team rebounded from a tough Ivy League opening weekend to knock off Sacred Heart by a score of 7-3 in game one of a doubleheader (two seven-inning games) on Tuesday afternoon at Yale Field. The Bulldogs (12-11-1) got four hits apiece from Elmore and junior Andrew Moore in the twinbill, but the visiting Pioneers (10-14) stole game two by a score of 5-4.
Penn Takes Two from YaleSophomore outfielder Charlie Neil had three extra-base hits, including a two-run home run, but the Yale baseball team dropped both ends of an Ivy League doubleheader at Penn on Sunday. The Quakers took the first game by a score of 5-2 and claimed a 12-4 decision in the nightcap.
Columbia, Penn Host Elis on Ivy League Opening WeekendWith inclement weather washing out the Yale baseball teams final Ivy League tune-up against Quinnipiac on Wednesday, the Bulldogs (11-6-1) will dive head-first in Ancient Eight play this weekend at Gehrig Division foes Columbia and Penn. In their most recent action, the Elis took the final two games of a three-game series against NYIT this past weekend, a stretch capped by overcoming a nine-run deficit to down the Bears, 13-10, on Sunday on Long Island.
Bulldogs Drop Two Nail-Biters at ColumbiaJunior third baseman Andy Megee drove in six runs- including his sixth home run of the season- but the Yale baseball team fell in both ends of an Ivy League doubleheader at Gehrig Division foe Columbia on Saturday. The Lions won game one, 5-3 in extra innings, and claimed the nightcap by a 5-4 margin.
Tomorrow's Baseball Game PostponedTomorrow's baseball game featuring Yale and Quinnipiac has been postponed due to inclement weather. The Bulldogs and Bobcats will now meet on April 21 in Hamden, Conn.
Brenner Hits Three Home Runs; Yale Rallies Past NYIT, 13-10The Yale baseball team trailed by a score of 10-1 after five innings at the New York Institute of Technology on Sunday, but the Bulldogs stormed back with 12 unanswered tallies to upend the host Bears by a score of 13-10. Sophomore catcher Ryan Brenner had three home runs on the day, and senior first baseman Trygg Larsson-Danforth had a pair of roundtrippers, including a grand slam. Junior third baseman Andy Megee had the go-ahead three-run home run in the eighth inning as junior left-hander Vinny Lally tossed six scoreless innings in relief to facilitate the Yale comeback.
Bulldogs Host NYIT on Opening Day at Yale FieldHistoric Yale Field begins its 83rd season of faithful service for the Yale baseball team this weekend, as the Bulldogs host the New York Institute of Technology for a Saturday doubleheader to open the 2010 home schedule. Yale (9-5-1) is in the midst of its best 15-game start since 1993, while the Bears from NYIT (3-7) have lost four straight games. The first pitch of game one of the afternoon twinbill is slated for 12 p.m. Both contests will be seven innings, with a nine-inning wrap-up to the series being held in Old Westbury, N.Y. on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Ludwigs Gem Leads Bulldogs to Doubleheader Split With NYITPitching ruled the day on Saturday, as the Yale baseball team hosted the New York Institute of Technology in a doubleheader to open the 83rd season of play at historic Yale Field. Bulldogs sophomore right-hander Pat Ludwig turned in the best performance of the afternoon, tossing a two-hit shutout and striking out seven to guide Yale to a 4-0 victory in the nightcap of the twin bill. Earlier in the day, junior left-hander Brook Hart allowed just two runs in 6.1 innings of work but was out-dueled by NYIT right-hander Preston Wasmund as the Bears took a 3-2 decision in extra innings.
Bulldogs Bring Three-Game Winning Streak to StorrsAfter posting 46 runs en route to taking three out of four games at the University of Hartford this past weekend, the Yale baseball team looks to stay hot at the plate against another Nutmeg State foe- the University of Connecticut. The Bulldogs (9-4-1) ride a three-game winning streak into Storrs on Wednesday, while the Huskies (11-5) will play at Holy Cross on Tuesday prior to hosting the Elis. First pitch of the nine-inning contest from J.O. Christian Field is scheduled for 3 p.m.