Onorato Named Ivy League Player Of Week

Sarah Onorato (photo by Rocco Labbadia)
Sarah Onorato (photo by Rocco Labbadia)

Hit Four Home Runs, Including Two In Extra Innings, And Batted .440 In Six Games

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sarah Onorato, who had a big week at the plate in helping Yale race out to the early lead in the Ivy League North Division, has been named the league's player of the week. In six, games, Onorato batted .440 (11-for-25) with three doubles, four home runs and nine RBI. She also scored eight runs.

Two of her home runs came in extra innings in Yale's doubleheader sweep at Cornell. She hit a three-run shot in the 13th inning of the first game and then belted a two-run shot in the ninth inning of the nightcap.

She now has nine home runs on the year, one shy of the single-season school record, and is 11th in the nation in home runs (0.41 per game) and 16th in slugging percentage (.878).

Onorato, who has a 13-game hitting streak, had a 1.040 slugging percentage during the week and a .481 on base percentage. She also stole one base. In four of the six games, she had multiple hits, including a 3-for-4 performance in the second game against Princeton.

Pitcher Chelsey Dunhan was named to the honor roll. In 23 innings last week, she allowed six earned runs (1.83 ERA). She tossed a three-hit shutout in a victory over Fairfield and then went 13 innings to earn a victory over Cornell. After allowing two runs in the first inning, she shut down the high-powered Big Red offense the rest of the way.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday when they host a doubleheader against Bryant beginning at 3 p.m. at Dewitt Family Field.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity