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Stiegler Strikes Out 10 in Loss to Columbia

Alex Stiegler. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Alex Stiegler. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Alex Stiegler struck out 10 over seven innings for the Bulldogs in a 4-1 loss to Columbia on Sunday afternoon.

It was the second time this season Stiegler fanned at least 10 in a start.  He's gone at least seven innings in all four of his Ivy League starts and has a 1.72 ERA against conference opponents in 31 and 1/3 innings. 

The Bulldogs left nine on base today and couldn't produce the big hit at the right time.  With the loss, the Bulldogs dropped to 5-7 in league play and Columbia improved to 9-3 in the conference. 

After Columbia scored two in the first, Yale took a run back in the bottom half.  Jake Gehri lifted a sac fly to score Simon Whiteman, who singled to lead off the inning. 

Whiteman stole second and advanced to third on a Griffin Dey single.  Gehri ranks second on team with 26 RBI.  

Up next in league play, the Bulldogs travel to Penn next weekend.  The Quakers will enter the series at 8-4 in the Ivy League.  

Yale's next game is on Tuesday with a match-up at Quinnipiac for a 3 p.m. start.  The Bulldogs defeated the Bobcats 11-2 back on March 20.

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity