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Bulldogs Host Cornell for Three-Game Series

Dai Dai Otaka. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Dai Dai Otaka. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Cornell (4-11, 1-2 Ivy) at Yale (8-12, 2-1 Ivy)

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Game 1, 11:30 a.m.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Game 2 (approximately, 3 p.m.)

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Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 12 p.m.

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The Bulldogs this weekend open the home portion of their Ivy League schedule against Cornell in a three-game series set to begin with a doubleheader on Saturday.  The two teams will play a single game at noon on Sunday.

Yale won two of three from Brown last weekend in Providence to open Ivy League play. The Bulldogs are one of four Ivy League teams to begin conference play with a 2-1 mark.

First-year Jake Gehri, who homered three times in the Brown series, earned Ivy League Player of the Week and began the week tied for the league-lead in home runs with six. 

Last Wednesday, the Bulldogs dropped an 11-7 decision at Hartford in an offense-dominated game.  Yale had 15 hits, left 10 on base and brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth. 

Simon Whiteman and Griffin Dey both had three hits against the Hawks.  Whiteman raised his team-leading batting average to .374, while Dey is now hitting .342.

Scott Politz, a two-time Ivy League Pitcher of the Week this season, aims to become the first five-game winner in the conference after a solid seven-inning performance last Saturday in a 15-3 win at Brown.  He enters the weekend 4-1 overall and with a 2.95 ERA over his first 36 and 2/3 innings.

In addition to standout hitting and pitching, the Bulldogs also lead the conference in fielding percentage (.980).

The Big Red (4-11, 1-2 Ivy) dropped two of three to Columbia last weekend and are led on the mound by Colby Wyatt, who enters the weekend with an Ivy-best 1.53 ERA.  

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity