Bulldogs Erupt For Seven Runs In Victory Over Ohio

Kristen Leung (Sal Onorato photo)
Kristen Leung (Sal Onorato photo)

Yale Drops 2-0 Decision To Bradley

SEATTLE, Wash. – Yale's bats came alive in the second game of the day at the Husky Classic in Seattle. The Bulldogs banged out eight hits and scored seven runs in an impressive 7-1 victory over Ohio at the University of Washington.

In the opening game of the tournament earlier in the day, Yale fell to Bradley 2-0.

"We played tough in the first game and had a lot of hard hits," said first-year Yale head coach Jen Goodwin, who earned her first victory. "We knew it was a matter of time before they would start falling in. Our pitching kept us in both of the games, and we finally pushed the runs we needed across the plate. It was a great win for us."

Sarah Onorato and Lauren Delgadillo each had three hits on the day for the Bulldogs (1-3).

Ohio entered the game with an impressive 12-3 record.

The Bobcats scored the first run of the game in the third, but the Bulldogs answered immediately with two in the fourth, two in the fifth and three in the seventh.

That was more than enough for Chelsey Dunham, who yielded only five hits in earning the victory in the circle.

Christy Nelson and Tori Balta both reached base to start the rally in the fourth. Labbadia drove home Nelson with a single to left, and Balta scored on Hannah Brennan's RBI ground out.

In the fifth, singles by Jennifer Ong, Onorato  and Delgadillo loaded the bases, and Nelson followed with a two-run single to center.

The Bulldogs then broke it open in the sixth, scoring three times with the help of four walks and an Ohio error.

In their first game of the day, the Bulldogs were facing a Bradley team already playing its 22nd game of the season.

Delgadillo had two of Yale's three hits. Balta also had the other.

The game was scoreless until the fifth inning when the Braves took advantage of two Yale errors to score an unearned run.

Bradley (12-10) then tacked on an insurance run the sixth.

Kristen Leung started in the circle for Yale and pitched very well, striking out five in three scoreless innings.

The Bulldogs play one game in the tournament on Saturday, facing Seattle University at 3:30 p.m. EST.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity