HANOVER, N.H. – Yale fell to Dartmouth in a pair of games Saturday, losing by scores of 8-2 and 12-3. Robert Baldwin had four hits on the day, including a home run in the second game.
In bottom of first, Dartmouth scratched out a run and took a 1-0 lead on an RBI ground out by Dustin Selzer. A Chasen Ford strikeout of Dartmouth slugger Jeff Keller limited the potential damage in the inning, as the first two Big Green batters reached on base hits.
Yale tied the game in the top of the second inning on a two out RBI double by Baldwin on a hard hit ball into the left field corner. The double scored Green Campbell from second base.
Dartmouth used the bat of Selzer once again to grab a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the third on a two-RBI single.
In the top of the fourth, David Toups and Richard Slenker led off with singles to left field. Campbell attempted to lay down a bunt, but was ruled out as the ball hit him in fair territory, sending Toups and Slenker back to first and second. Eric Hsieh cut the lead to 3-2 on a double into the right-center field gap, scoring Toups.
Nick Lombardi extended the Dartmouth lead to 4-2 in in the bottom of the fourth on a leadoff home run to left field. Then, in the bottom of the fifth, Lombardi struck again with a three-run home run to give Dartmouth a 7-2 lead.
Yale strung together three singles in the top of the sixth by Campbell, Baldwin and Joe Lubanski. But the Bulldogs didn't capitalize, ending the game at 8-2 as Dartmouth scored in the bottom of the inning.
Game 2 Summary
Dartmouth hit the ball well again in the second game of the day, scoring four runs in the third inning and five in the seventh.
Dartmouth jumped ahead in the first inning, scoring two runs on a triple by Thomas Roulis. Roulis scored on a throwing error on the play to make the score 2-0.
In the fourth inning, the Big Green extended the lead to 6-0 as a result of three singles and a Yale error.
After Dartmouth scored one run in the sixth inning, Yale got on the scoreboard in the seventh inning. Baldwin hit his second home run of the year on a blasted line drive to left field.
Dartmouth added five more in the seventh inning, knocking three hits to push the lead to 12-1.
Yale scored in the top of the ninth, but the lead was too large to overcome. Derek Brown singled on a bunt in his pinch hit at-bat, and David Toups walked behind him. Brent Lawson singled through the left side of the infield, scoring Brown. Next, Harrison White grounded into a double play that scored Toups and led to the final score of 12-3.
Charles Cook recorded his first career hit in the ninth inning.
Yale plays Dartmouth next in a doubleheader Sunday. Yale now holds a one game lead over the Big Green in the Ivy League standings.
Report by Skylar Shibayama '16, Yale Sports Publicity