Johnson Moves Into Eighth-Place On Yale’s Career Hits List In Bulldogs Doubleheader Loss To Harvard

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Meg Johnson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Senior Shortstop Now Has 153 Career Hits

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Senior Meg Johnson has been one of Yale's most consistent hitters since the day she arrived in New Haven. In Sunday's second game with Harvard she tallied the 153th hit of her career, which is eighth all-time at Yale. Unfortunately, that was about the only good news for the Bulldogs, who dropped a doubleheader to the Crimson. Harvard won the opener 15-1 and took the second game 9-2.

The first-place Crimson, who completed a four-game weekend sweep of Yale, improved to 11-1 in Ivy play.

Jennifer Ong had a hit in both games for the Bulldogs (7-27, 1-11 Ivy).

Harvard (24-10 overall) seized control of the first game by scoring six runs in the first inning and then put the game away with a six-run fourth inning.

Yale scored its run in the fourth when Tori Balta doubled and later scored on a wild pitch.

Harvard pitcher Rachel Brown limited the Bulldogs to two hits. Christy Nelson and Chelsea Janes both drew walks to reach base.

In the second game, the Crimson again jumped out to an early lead, this time scoring twice in the first inning. It stayed 2-0 until Harvard tacked on a pair of runs in the fourth. The Crimson then added three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth.

The Bulldogs scored twice in the sixth. Ong reached on an error to start the rally. With one out, Nelson singled, and Johnson followed a two-run triple to dead centerfield.

Janes, who caught all four games in the series, reached base twice in the game on a single in the third and a walk in the fifth.

Yale is back in action on Wednesday with a doubleheader at Sacred Heart. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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