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Bulldogs Set Team Doubles Record In Doubleheader Loss At Harvard

Mariclaire Rebman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Mariclaire Rebman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yanagisawa's Hitting Streak Ends At 23 Games

Game 2 Box Score

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Yale softball team belted two more doubles in Sunday's doubleheader with Harvard. The first of the two was the Bulldogs' 58th of the season, which broke the school record. Unfortunately Yale couldn't string together enough hits and dropped a doubleheader to the Ivy League North Division leading Crimson. Harvard won the opener 8-0 and took the second game 11-1.

Meg Johnson, Christy Nelson and Mariclaire Rebman all had two hits on the day for the Bulldogs (15-21, 6-8 Ivy).

Rebman's double in the first inning of the first game was the record breaker. The 2004 and 2006 teams both had 57 doubles.

Katie Yanagisawa later doubled in the third inning, extending her hitting streak to 23 games. Yanagisawa, though, was held hitless in the second game, bringing her streak to an end.

The first game began as a pitcher's duel between Yale's Chelsey Dunham and Harvard's Rachel Brown.

The Crimson, though, finally solved Dunham in the fifth when they scored three runs. Harvard tacked on five more in the sixth to end the game.

Brown finished with a five-hit shutout and struck out nine.

The Bulldogs were held to three hits in the second game – singles by McKynlee Westman and Johnson and a solo home run by Nelson.

Harvard (28-14, 12-2 Ivy) scored four runs in the first and seven in the second to seize control early.

Yale scored in the fourth when Nelson hit her team-leading sixth home run, a blast to centerfield.

Jackie Manzer pitched 2.2 innings of relief and did not allow an earned run.

Two Yale errors led to five unearned runs for the Crimson.

The same two teams will play another doubleheader on Tuesday starting at 2 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity