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Nelson Homers Again In Doubleheader Loss To Dartmouth

Christy Nelson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Christy Nelson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Now Has 13 Career Home Runs; Four Shy Of School Record

HANOVER, N.H. – Christy Nelson continues to inch closer to Yale's career home run record. Nelson homered for the second straight day but the Bulldogs still dropped a doubleheader at Dartmouth. Nelson's 13th career home run was a two-run blast in the second game, an 8-4 Dartmouth victory. Only a junior, Nelson is four shy of the all-time Yale mark. The Big Green won the first game 8-0.

Jennifer Ong had a hit in both games to extend her hitting streak to eight.

In the opener, Dartmouth's Kristen Rumley limited Yale to only two hits – singles by Ong and Riley Hughes. Rumley struck out 10.

The Big Green (12-21, 5-11 Ivy) scored four times in the first inning to seize control.

Yale (10-30, 3-13 Ivy) managed four hits in the second game.

Again, though, the Big Green jumped out to a big lead early, scoring once in the second and six times in the third.

The Bulldogs got on the board in the fourth when Meg Johnson's sacrifice fly scored Ong.

After Dartmouth scored once in the fifth, Yale tried to get back in the game by scoring three times in the sixth inning. Ong singled to start the rally and two batters later, Nelson homered for the third time in the last six games to cut the deficit to 8-3.

The Bulldogs weren't done. Singles by Johnson and Sarah Onorato and a walk to Kylie Williamson loaded the bases. Kelsey Warkentine then drove home Yale's fourth run of the game on a ground out.

The Bulldogs committed four errors in the game, which led to three unearned runs.

Yale plays its last non-league games of the season on Wednesday against Army. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 2:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity