2012-13 Yale Baseball News

September 16, 2013
Craig Breslow ’02 Named Red Sox Nominee for 2013 Roberto Clemente Award
Craig Breslow ’02, the 2002 captain of the Yale University baseball team, was today named as the Boston Red Sox’ nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award

July 18, 2013
Breslow, Lavarnway Leading the Way for Red Sox
Craig Breslow ’02 and Ryan Lavarnway ’09 are providing critical contributions to Boston’s success in 2013, a season that is setting up to be special one for Red Sox nation.

June 8, 2013
Dodgers Select Cerfolio in MLB Draft
Rob Cerfolio, a junior left-handed starting pitcher on the Yale University baseball team, was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 33rd round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday.

May 16, 2013
Piwinski Named to All-Ivy League First Team
The Yale University baseball team placed four players on the All-Ivy League Team, and senior captain Chris Piwinski was named to the All-Ivy League First Team, the League announced on Thursday.

May 3, 2013
Cale Hanson Elected 2014 Captain; Piwinski Named Team MVP
The Yale University baseball team celebrated its year-end banquet on Thursday, electing junior shortstop/pitcher Cale Hanson (Katy, Texas) as captain for the 2014 season while also honoring seven players with team awards.

April 27, 2013
Yale Completes 4-Game Sweep of Brown to Close Out Season
The Yale University baseball team used a pair of strong pitching performances to complete a second straight doubleheader sweep of Brown to close out the 2013 season, picking up a 3-1 win in the opening game and a 7-2 win in the season finale at Murray Stadium on Sunday.

April 26, 2013
Piwinski’s 4 Hits Lift Yale to Sweep of Brown
The Yale University baseball team put together two of the best wins of the season on Senior Day to help send off the team’s three seniors with a doubleheader sweep of Brown with a 4-3 win in eight innings in Game 1 and a 9-3 win in Game 2 on Friday at Yale Field.

April 25, 2013
Yale’s Final Series of 2013 Includes Senior Day on Friday
The Yale University baseball team will close out the 2013 season this weekend with a home-and-home four-game series against Brown, beginning with Senior Day on Friday when the Bulldogs will honor their three seniors prior to hosting the Bears for the first of two doubleheaders.

April 25, 2013
Lavarnway Called Up by Red Sox
Former Yale catcher Ryan Lavarnway ’06 was recalled by the Boston Red Sox from Triple-A Pawtucket, the Red Sox announced Thursday.

April 21, 2013
Hunter’s Six Hits Carry Yale in Split with Dartmouth
Junior first baseman Jacob Hunter put on a hitting clinic, going 6-for-7 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, to lead the Yale University baseball team in a split of Sunday’s doubleheader with Dartmouth at Yale Field.

April 20, 2013
Yale Drops Pair to Dartmouth
The Yale University baseball team suffered a big blow to its hopes of passing Dartmouth and winning the Ivy League's Red Rolfe Division after dropping a pair of games to the Big Green on Saturday, 9-1 in Game 1 and 7-3 in 10 innings in Game 2 at Yale Field.

April 19, 2013
Yale Hosts Rolfe Leader Dartmouth for Crucial Series
The Yale University baseball team sits just three games out of first place in the Ivy League’s Red Rolfe Division with eight league games remaining, making this weekend’s four-game set against visiting Dartmouth, the Rolfe Division Leader, a crucial one for the Bulldogs.

April 17, 2013
Sacred Heart Holds Off Yale
Five Sacred Heart pitchers combined to hold the Yale University baseball team to just three hits in the Pioneers 3-2 win over the Bulldogs in a non-league game at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard Wednesday afternoon.

April 14, 2013
Yale’s Split with Harvard Gives Stuper 400th Win
Four pitchers combined to strikeout 13 batters in Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader at Harvard’s O’Donnell Field to lift the Yale University baseball team to a 5-2 win and give Yale head coach John Stuper his 400th career coaching victory.

April 13, 2013
Toups Keeps Hopes Alive, Lifts Yale to Split with Harvard
The Yale University baseball team got the lift it needed from a clutch at-bat from sophomore second baseman David Toups, who sparked a ninth-inning rally to lift Yale to a 7-3 win over Harvard in Game 2 of the first doubleheader between the two teams this weekend at Harvard’s O’Donnell Field on Saturday.

April 12, 2013
Key Rolfe Division Showdown Awaits Yale at Harvard
The Yale University baseball team currently sits in a tie for second place in the Rolfe Division of the Ivy League with Harvard, just one game behind Dartmouth, which makes this weekend’s four-game series against the Crimson in Cambridge, Mass., a crucial series in the race for the division title and a berth in the Ivy League Championship.

April 10, 2013
Bulldogs Drop Non-Conference Game at Fairfield
The Yale baseball team dropped a 3-2 decision to Fairfield in a non-league contest at Alumni Diamond on Wednesday afternoon. The biggest hit in the game came from Fairfield second baseman Rob LoPinto, who hit a high fastball over the left field fence for a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Yale falls to 6-19 overall while Fairfield improves to 10-17 overall.

April 9, 2013
Hickey Named Ivy League Pitcher Of Week
Junior David Hickey, who pitched 11 scoreless innings last week and earned a pair of victories, was named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Week.

April 6, 2013
Yale Falls to Columbia in Ivy League Twinbill
The Yale baseball team (5-17,2-4 Ivy League) dropped a doubleheader at Yale Field Saturday, falling to Columbia (11-15,4-2 Ivy League) 2-1 in Game 1 and 5-2 in Game 2. Yale lefthander Rob Cerfolio had the Columbia hitters under control and held the Lions scoreless until the seventh and final inning of Game One.

April 5, 2013
Columbia and Penn visit Yale for Ivy League Showdown
The Yale University baseball team currently sits in a tie for first place in the Rolfe Division of the Ivy League with Dartmouth, but before the Bulldogs begin play against the three Rolfe Division rivals, they must face Columbia and Penn in the final cross-division weekend of the season.

April 3, 2013
Yale Pounds UConn for Third Straight Win
The Yale University baseball team scored nine runs in the first two innings and cruised to a 15-5 win over in-state rival UConn Wednesday afternoon at Yale Field.

April 2, 2013
Bulldogs Riding High after Win over In-State Rival Sacred Heart
The Yale University baseball team used a four-run second inning to pull out a 5-3 win over in-state rival Sacred Heart in non-league play at Yale Field Tuesday afternoon.

April 1, 2013
Coleman Pitches Yale to Win over Ivy Leader Cornell
Junior right-hander Michael Coleman tossed seven shutout innings before giving up a pair of runs in the eighth, but his outing was strong enough to lift the Yale University baseball team to a 4-2 win at Cornell on Monday.

March 31, 2013
Lawson Tallies 2 Hits in Yale’s Loss at Cornell
Yale jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but Cornell responded with five runs in the bottom of the first inning and added single runs in the third, fourth, and fifth innings to slip past the Bulldogs, 8-5, in Ivy League play Sunday afternoon at Hoy Field.

March 30, 2013
Lawson, Cerfolio Lift Yale to Split at Princeton
Freshman third baseman Brent Lawson went 5-for-6 with two RBIs and a run scored, giving junior left-hander Rob Cerfolio all the run support he needed in a gem of a performance that led the Yale University baseball team to a 9-1 win in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Princeton on Saturday.

March 25, 2013
Baseball Game vs. Michigan at Citi Field Cancelled
The Yale University baseball game scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, against Michigan at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y., has been cancelled after Michigan decided to cancel its flight plans due to a winter storm that is forecast to hit New York City today.

March 24, 2013
Big Games From Hunter, Lanham Can’t Stop Sweep
The Yale University baseball team saw a pair of big performances on Sunday, but Holy Cross still managed to pick up a pair of wins to sweep a second straight doubleheader from the Bulldogs, earning a 7-4 win in Game 1 and a 2-0 win in Game 2 at Yale Field.

March 23, 2013
Yale Suffers Pair of Heartbreaking Losses to Holy Cross
The Yale University baseball team held one-run leads late in both games of Saturday’s doubleheader against Holy Cross, only to see the Crusaders rally late to pull off come-from-behind wins, 5-4 and 7-6, to complete the sweep at Yale Field.

March 22, 2013
Yale Hosts Holy Cross for Four-Game Set
Historic Yale Field will raise its gates on its 86th season as the home field for the Yale University baseball team on Saturday afternoon, as the Bulldogs will play host to Holy Cross for a pair of doubleheaders this weekend that will open the 2013 home schedule.

March 21, 2013
Baseball Doubleheader vs. Holy Cross Moved to Yale Field Saturday
The doubleheader between the Yale University baseball team and Holy Cross, which was originally scheduled to be played at Fitton Field in Worcester, Mass., has been moved to Yale Field due to the field conditions.

March 20, 2013
Hsieh Picks Up 3 Hits in Loss to No. 11 Virginia
Sophomore Eric Hsieh collected three hits, but the Yale University baseball team dropped a 10-0 loss to 11th-ranked Virginia at Davenport Field Wednesday night.

March 19, 2013
Toups, Scharff Homer in Loss to No. 11 Virginia
The Yale University baseball team was held to six hits by a quartet on Virginia’s pitching staff, but a pair of Bulldogs left their mark in a 14-3 loss to the 11th-ranked Cavaliers in the first of two meetings this week at Davenport Field Tuesday night.

March 18, 2013
Bulldogs Set for Pair of Games at No. 11 Virginia
The Yale University baseball team headed to Virginia Monday afternoon for a pair of games against the nationally ranked University of Virginia.

March 16, 2013
Yale Rally Falls Short Against Navy
For the second straight game, the Yale University baseball team used a ninth inning rally to produce a game-winning opportunity only to see the comeback fall just short, this time in a 6-5 loss to Navy in the final game of the RussMatt Invitational at Webber International University Saturday morning.

March 15, 2013
Yale Rally Cut Short in Ninth in Loss to LIU
Trailing 4-1 after seven innings, the Yale University baseball team put together a late rally that produced a run in the eighth and ninth innings, but LIU Brooklyn held on for the 4-3 win in the RussMatt Invitational game at Chain O’ Lakes Park.

March 14, 2013
Hsieh Tallies Two Hits in Yale’s Loss to NDSU
North Dakota State used an eight-run first inning and an offensive outburst that led to a 16-hit night in a 17-2 win over the Yale University baseball team Thursday night in the RussMatt Invitational at Lake Myrtle Park.

March 13, 2013
Adams, Joseph Lift Yale to First Win in Opener of Split DoubleHeader
Freshman left-fielder Nate Adams continued his sizzling play of late, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Yale to its first win of the season, a 5-2 victory over Bucknell at Lake Myrtle Park as part of the RussMatt Invitational.

March 12, 2013
Split Doubleheader Awaits Bulldogs Today
The Yale University baseball team will play a pair of games today, beginning with an afternoon game against Bucknell. The Bulldogs will cap off the day with a night game against Valparaiso under the lights.

March 10, 2013
Solid Start by Cerfolio Can’t Keep Yale from Falling to Army
A pair of players came up with clutch performances for the Yale University baseball team, but it was not enough to prevent Army from completing the three-game weekend sweep.

March 9, 2013
Yale Bats Produce 13 Hits, but Army's Sweep Spoils Opening Day
The Yale University baseball team collected plenty of hits to start the season off on a high note, but Army’s bats produced a few big innings that spoiled Opening Day for the Bulldogs.

March 6, 2013
Bulldogs Ready to Bounce Back in 2013
Yale kicks off the 2013 season with a three-game series against Army on Saturday in Tampa, Fla., with the season finale being played at the spring training complex of the New York Yankees Sunday afternoon.

February 15, 2013
Hanson Named Ivy's Best Defensive Infielder
College Baseball Insider, an Internet publication, tabbed Hanson as the Best Defensive Infielder in the Ivy League.

January 22, 2013
Hanson Named to CSM Preseason All-Ivy Team
Yale junior shortstop Cale Hanson (Katy, Texas/Katy High School/Loomis Chaffee), an All-Ivy League Second Team selection in 2012, was recently named to the Preseason All-Ivy League Team by College Sports Madness, an Internet college sports publication.

December 5, 2012
Yale Announces 2013 Baseball Schedule
The Yale University baseball team announced its schedule for the 2013 season on Wednesday, a schedule that includes 20 Ivy League contests and a return to the RussMatt Invitational in Winter Haven, Fla.

October 13, 2012
Bulldogs Knock Off Southern Connecticut 4-2 In City Series
Josh Scharff had two hits and knocked in a pair of runs to lead Yale to a 4-2 victory over Southern Connecticut in the New Haven City Series at Yale Field. Rob Cerfolio pitched seven innings and scattered seven hits to earn the victory, while Chris Lanham tossed two innings of relief to notch the save.

October 12, 2012
Bulldogs Fall In City Series Opener
Cam Squires went 2-for-4 but Yale fell to New Haven 2-0 on the opening night of the New Haven City Series at Yale Field.

October 8, 2012
Six Join Bulldogs for 2013 Season
The Yale University baseball team announced the addition of six players to the roster for the 2012-13 season, including junior outfielder Jake Semones and five freshman, and all six student-athletes are expected to make an immediate impact for the Bulldogs in the spring.

August 31, 2012
Yale Unveils Fall Slate
The Yale University baseball team will once again host the New Haven City Series in a set of games that highlights a fall schedule that includes four games for the 2012-13 squad.