Yale Holds Off Mt. St. Mary’s

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Eric Shultz. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs' Bullpen Shuts Down Mountaineers After 4-Run Rally In 7th

 

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — Eric Shultz pulled off a double whammy out of the bullpen on Monday for the Yale University baseball team at the 2011 RussMatt Invitational.

The Bulldogs played a pair of games Monday, taking the first game, 3-2, over Miami (Ohio), a game that Shultz put in 2⅔ innings of work, shutting down the RedHawks while the Bulldogs bats plated the winning run in the ninth inning. His work to close out the game earned the win in the first victory of the season for the Bulldogs.

In the nightcap, the Bulldogs switched fields to take on Mt. St. Mary's, but Shultz made sure the result was the same. He shut the door on the Mountaineers after they put together a four-run rally in the seventh inning. Shultz worked 1⅓ hitless innings with a pair of strikeouts to earn the save in leading Yale to a 7-4 victory Monday night at Henley Field.

Senior right fielder Andrew Kolmar drove in a pair of runs with an RBI double and a sacrifice bunt, while senior second baseman Gant Elmore and senior third baseman Andy Megee each had two hits to lead the Bulldogs offense. Sophomore left hander Christopher O'Hare earned the victory in his first start of the season. He struck out seven in 6⅓ innings of work, during which he scattered five hits and allowed four earned runs.

Shane Eyler and Sam Nott each had two hits to lead the Mountaineers. Eyler drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double to fuel the rally in the seventh inning.

The Bulldogs were slated to take on Toledo Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Chain O'Lakes Stadium.

Report filed by Jon Erickson Jr., Yale Sports Publicity