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Ong Extends Hitting Streak To 12 In Losses At Brown

Jennifer Ong. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Jennifer Ong. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Johnson Doubles, Triple For Bulldogs

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jennifer Ong extended her hitting streak to a season-long 12 games, but the Yale softball team dropped an Ivy League doubleheader at Brown. Kate Strobel hit a two-run homer to help the Bears to a 10-1 victory in the first game, and Trista Chavez was 2-for-4 and knocked in five runs in Brown's 8-2 win the second game.

Meg Johnson had a double and a triple on the day for the Bulldogs (10-34, 3-15 Ivy).

Yale outhit Brown 6-5 in the opener, but the Bears made the most of their opportunities, scoring six runs in the fourth inning to seize control.

After Brown jumped in front 2-0, the Bulldogs scored once in the third but could have had more. Kelsey Warkentine walked and Ong singled to start the rally. Riley Hughes then singled home Warkentine. Christy Nelson walked to load the bases with one out, but Brown pitcher Jessica Cherness retired the next two hitters.

Hughes finished 2-for-3 for Yale in the game.

Ong singled and later scored on a wild pitch to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead in the top of the first of the second game, but Brown answered with five runs in the bottom of the first.

Yale got one back in the sixth. Johnson tripled and scored when the Brown rightfielder misplayed Sarah Onorato's fly ball. Onorato was credited with a sacrifice fly on the play.

The Bears, though, put the game away by scoring three times in the bottom of the sixth.

The same two teams will play another doubleheader in New Haven on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Yale seniors – Johnson, Chelsea Janes and Virginia Waldrop will be honored prior to the first pitch.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity