April 12, 2011

Six-Game Winning Streak On Line Wednesday Against Sacred Heart

Bulldogs Have Taken Over Ivy League Lead In Team Batting

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The suddenly red-hot Yale softball team will put its six-game winning streak on the line on Wednesday when Sacred Heart visits Dewitt Family Field. Weather permitting, the first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m.

The six-game winning streak is Yale's longest since the 2007 team won seven straight. The Bulldogs have put up some impressive offensive numbers during the stretch. Yale has outscored its opponents 47-28 and is batting .361 as a team. As a result, the Bulldogs now lead the Ivy League in batting (.305).

Individually, Jennifer Ong is second in the league with 12 doubles and is fourth in hits (36) and RBI (21). Katie Yanagisawa currently has a 16-game hitting streak, while Mariclaire Rebman and Christy Nelson have both hit in six straight games.

Sacred Heart (18-16, 7-3 NEC) also features a potent offense. The Pioneers have a .296 team batting average. Liz Tsipouras leads the team in batting (.423) and RBI (33) and has five home runs, one of four players on the roster with at least five homers.

Yale and Sacred Heart split a doubleheader last year in Fairfield. The Bulldogs won the second game 10-0 as Ong had three hits, including a pair of doubles.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity