Pirates Promote Pat Ludwig ’12 to Double-ARight-handed pitcher Pat Ludwig ’12 has been promoted to Double-A Altoona by the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ludwig, who began the season at Single-A Bradenton, made his Double-A debut this past Saturday.
Hanson Earns All-Ivy First-Team HonorsSenior captain Cale Hanson was named to the All-Ivy First Team Friday, as five Yale players in total received honors. Hanson was named to the First Team as a shortstop, and also named to the Second Team as a relief pitcher. Sophomore pitcher Chris Lanham and freshman utility player Richard Slenker joined Hanson on the Second Team. Finally, sophomore reliever Chris Moates and junior catcher Robert Baldwin received Honorable Mention nods.
Nine Players Honored with Team AwardsThe Yale baseball team held its year-end banquet on Tuesday, honoring nine players with team awards. Senior shortstop/right-handed pitcher Cale Hanson (Katy, Texas), the team’s captain, earned a pair of honors, including the George H. Walker, Jr. '27 Award as most valuable player -- an award that he shared with junior catcher Robert Baldwin (Austin, Texas) and sophomore right-handed pitcher Chris Lanham (Houston, Texas). Hanson also won the Paul Sortal Award, which is given to the player who maximizes his ability to the fullest.
Yale Comes Up Short in Tiebreak Despite Toups' HittingYale took an early lead, but couldn’t weather a seven-run rally from Dartmouth in the third inning to lose 11-4 in the one-game divisional tiebreak. David Toups went 2-4 with two RBIs and a run in the loss. With the win, Dartmouth is the Red Rolfe Champion and will play Columbia next weekend for the Ivy League Championship.
Yale to Face Dartmouth in One-Game PlayoffSunday at noon, Yale has the chance to top Dartmouth for the Red Rolfe title for the first time in nearly 20 years. The squads each finished with 11-9 Ivy League records, prompting the one-game playoff.
Final Series Pushed Back One DayDue to rain, Saturday's baseball doubleheader against Brown at Yale Field is moved to Sunday at 1:00 P.M. EDT. Yale will still be the home team, and Senior Day will be Sunday.
The schedule change comes as Dartmouth and Harvard's weekend series is postponed as well (to Tuesday). Now, a Red Rolfe champion won't be determined until at least Tuesday.
Brown Takes Friday Pair As Race Heats UpYale (17-21, 9-9 Ivy) dropped two games to Brown (12-20, 6-12) Friday, and with them the sole control of the Red Rolfe Division. With the losses, Yale sits one game ahead of Dartmouth in the standings. However, with only two games remaining for Yale (and four for Dartmouth), a Saturday sweep would not necessarily guarantee Yale the Red Rolfe crown. A Dartmouth sweep would give the Big Green at least a one-game playoff with Yale for the title, if each wins out.
Yale Looks to Punch Playoff Ticket Against BrownWith just one weekend remaining, Yale (17-19, 9-7 Ivy) controls its own playoff destiny in a four-game series against Brown (10-20, 4-12). Three wins on the weekend would ensure Yale’s spot at the top of the Red Rolfe Division, as it sits two games ahead of Dartmouth (which has four remaining games against Harvard).
Yale Tops Harvard in Two Walk-Off NailbitersYale (17-19, 9-7 Ivy) walked Harvard (10-24, 5-11) off in back-to-back extra inning games Sunday, winning by scores of 1-0 and 7-6. Chris Lanham and Nate Adams had huge days that put the Bulldogs in the pole position of the Red Rolfe Division race. Both games were tight the whole way through – 30 of the 36 half-innings began in a tie.
Yale Extends Division Lead With Harvard SplitYale (15-19, 7-7 Ivy) picked up a key win in a doubleheader against Harvard (10-22, 5-9) on Saturday, extending its Red Rolfe lead to two games. Eric Hsieh went 3-for-4 with two walks, two runs, and three RBIs between both games.
Yale Faces Harvard in Pivotal SeriesYale (14-18, 6-6 Ivy) defends its lead atop the Red Rolfe Division this weekend, taking on Harvard at home. Yale is one game ahead of Dartmouth, and two in front of Harvard.
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Robert BaldwinRobert Baldwin and the Yale baseball team sit atop the Ivy League Red Rolfe Division with a 6-6 conference record. In last Saturday’s doubleheader vs. Dartmouth, Baldwin picked up four hits, including a home run in the second game. Robert Baldwin is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
Derek Brown Leads Yale Over Sacred HeartFreshman Derek Brown went 3-for-3 with a walk in a 5-2 victory over Sacred Heart Wednesday. The combined efforts of five different Yale pitchers held the Pioneers to just four hits, striking out ten.
Lanham Leads Elis to Dartmouth SplitLed by starter Chris Lanham, Yale took the first game of a doubleheader by a score of 6-0 at Dartmouth Sunday. Dartmouth won 4-2 in the second, leaving Yale with a one game lead in the Red Rolfe Division.
Yale Defends Division Lead at DartmouthYale (12-15, 5-3) heads to Hanover, New Hampshire this weekend for two Ivy League doubleheaders against Dartmouth (7-16, 2-6). Yale would give itself significant playoff expectations with a strong weekend.
Yale Loses to Fairfield in DoubleheaderYale dropped a midweek doubleheader to Fairfield Wednesday, losing by scores of 6-2 and 10-5. Green Campbell had hits in both games, including a two-run home run in the first game.
Chris Moates Named Ivy Pitcher of the WeekChris Moates earned himself Ivy honors Tuesday, becoming the second Yale pitcher in as many weeks to be named the Pitcher of the Week. This is the second Ivy Award for Yale on the season.
Yale Pulls Ahead With Sweep of PrincetonYale won two close low-scoring contests by scores of 2-1 and 4-2 Sunday, adding to their lead in the Red Rolfe Division. Chris Lanham and David Hickey gave solid starts to power the Bulldogs to victory.
Yale Splits With Cornell, Maintaining Red Rolfe LeadLed once again by strong pitching, Yale (10-13, 3-3) split a doubleheader with Cornell (11-11, 3-3) Saturday to stay atop the Red Rolfe Division of the Ivy League. Yale won the first game 1-0 in extra innings, then lost the second by a score of 6-4.
Yale Opens At Home Against Cornell, PrincetonYale returns home this weekend for two Ivy League doubleheaders against Cornell and Princeton. Yale (9-12, 2-2) hopes to maintain its lead in the Red Rolfe division against the two Lou Gehrig teams.
Chris Lanham Earns Ivy HonorsChris Lanham was named the Ivy League Co-Pitcher of the Week Wednesday for his stellar performance against Columbia. It is Yale's first Ivy Award on the season and its first Pitcher of the Week since a year ago, when David Hickey won the accolade on April 9, 2013.
Yale Loses to UConnYale lost 14-1 to the University of Connecticut Wednesday in a non-league game. David Toups had two hits for Yale, as the Bulldogs used a variety of pitchers in the mid-week contest.
Starters Lead Sweep Over ColumbiaStarters Chris Lanham and David Hickey combined for 14 shutout innings as the Yale baseball team swept Columbia Tuesday afternoon at Robertson Field. The Bulldogs won game one 3-0 and won game two 4-1.
Weekend Schedule Pushed Back AgainThis weekend's games against Penn and Columbia have been pushed back due to weather. Yale will now play Penn on Monday, and Columbia on Tuesday.
Yale Opens Ivies Against Penn, ColumbiaThe Yale University baseball team opens up Ivy League play soon, playing two games at Penn on Monday and two at Columbia on Tuesday. While Yale is in the Red Rolfe Division of the Ivy League, both Penn and Columbia are in the alternative Lou Gehrig Division. It will be Yale’s first opportunity to take steps towards the goal of an Ivy League championship.
Game at Quinnipiac CancelledThe Yale baseball game that was scheduled for Wednesday at Quinnipiac has been cancelled. Yale next plays on Saturday at Penn.
Holy Cross Takes Sunday PairYale dropped two games to Holy Cross Sunday, losing the first 16-6 and the second 8-3. Holy Cross was the home team, despite playing at Historic Yale Field, due to field conditions.
Yale Hosts Holy Cross for 4 GamesYale faces Holy Cross in its first four-game series this weekend, playing two games each on Saturday and Sunday. Although Holy Cross is the home team for Sunday’s games, the series will be played entirely at Historic Yale Field due to field conditions.
Yale Wins Despite No HitsIn a bizarre outcome Wednesday, Yale defeated UMass-Lowell 1-0 despite being no-hit. Yale scored the only run of the game on a squeeze bunt from Brent Lawson.
Yale Bounces Back With 15-4 Win Over StetsonYale exploded offensively against Stetson Sunday, winning 15-4 and taking the weekend series. Catcher Robert Baldwin continued his hot start, putting up three hits and three runs with an RBI.
Yale Loses to Stetson 11-1Stetson responded to an 8-run loss with a 10-run victory Saturday, beating Yale 11-1 to even up the series at one game apiece.