Pitching and Big Hits Fuel Doubleheader Sweep at Princeton

Harrison White. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Harrison White. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yale's Harrison White robs a home run in game two on Monday afternoon.

Alex Stiegler and Eric Brodkowitz delivered complete-game victories for Yale in a doubleheader sweep at Princeton on Monday afternoon.   

Stiegler tossed seven scoreless innings in an 8-0 game one win, while Brodkowitz went the distance in a 3-1 victory in game two. The duo only allowed one Princeton leadoff batter to reach base over 16 innings today. 

The Bulldogs improved to 12-11 overall and 3-1 in league play, while Princeton fell to 6-16 and 2-2 in the Ivy League.

In game one, the Bulldogs used a six-run fourth to take control of the game.  Benny Wanger had a two-run double to score Tim DeGraw and Dai Dai Otaka for the big hit of the inning. 

Stiegler allowed three hits over seven innings with two strikeouts and no walks to earn his first collegiate win.  

DeGraw scored two runs and had two RBIs with a hit and a walk in game one. 

Brodkowitz struck out eight and allowed one earned and Harrison White came through with a big defensive play and added two hits in the game. 

White stretched his glove over the right field wall to rob Princeton's number-three hitter Zach Belski of a two-run homer and keep the game tied.

In the next inning, White reached on an error, advanced to second on a passed ball and  went to third on a fly out.  Andrew Herrera followed with a double down the left field line to score White.  

Otaka added an insurance run with an RBI single to score Stiegler, who had reached on an error and advanced to second on a wild pitch.

The Bulldogs took three of four in the opening weekend of league play and have won eight of their last 10 overall.  

Yale is scheduled to play a non-conference game at Fairfield on Wednesday.  After that, the Bulldogs' home opener is scheduled for Saturday with a doubleheader against Columbia.  

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity