March 9, 2013

Big Day For Onorato In 6-2 Loss To Seattle At Husky Classic

Has Three Hits, Knocks In Pair For Bulldogs

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Yale softball team had plenty of opportunities against Seattle University Saturday at the Husky Classic. The Bulldogs, though, just couldn't capitalize on enough of them. Yale outhit Seattle 9-8 but left 11 runners on base and fell to the Redhawks 6-2.

"We hit the ball well, but left too many base runners stranded," said Yale head coach Jen Goodwin. "When you outhit a team the way we did today, we need to get the timely hits, and we didn't do that. I'm looking forward to seeing what we bring to the table tomorrow."

Sarah Onorato led the Yale offense with three hits, including a home run. She also drove in a pair. Jennifer Ong, Tori Balta and Riley Hughes had two hits apiece.

Trailing 4-1 entering the sixth inning, the Bulldogs had a great opportunity to get back in the game. Onorato singled home one run, and Yale had the bases loaded, but Mandie Sugita came on in relief to get the third out and end the rally.

Seattle (9-13) scored twice in the first inning and once in the second to grab the early lead.

Yale (1-4) got on the board in the third on Onorato's solo homer.

The Bulldogs complete play at the Husky Classic on Sunday with a pair of games. They face New Mexico at 1 p.m. EDT and No. 18 Washington at 3:30 p.m. 

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity