April 12, 2013

Four-Game Road Set At Harvard Next Up For Bulldogs

Yale Enters Weekend One Game Behind Crimson, Dartmouth In North Division

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – After two weekends of league play, the Yale softball team has put itself in position to make a run at the Ivy League North Division title. This weekend's four-game series at Harvard could go a long way in determining Yale's fate. The Bulldogs play doubleheaders with the Crimson on Saturday and Sunday. The action begins at 12:30 p.m. on both days.

After a disappointing performance last weekend, Yale built some positive momentum by splitting a doubleheader at Wagner on Wednesday. The Bulldogs banged out 12 hits, including two home runs, and scored nine runs in the two games.

Sarah Onorato continues to lead the Ivy League in batting average (.440), hits (44), doubles (13), home runs (10) and total bases (87). Her 10 home runs are tied for the single-season school record. Christy Nelson also is one homer away from etching her name in the Yale record book. She has 17 in her career, which ties her with Shayna Filson '04 and Katie Edwards '09 for the most in school history.

Chelsey Dunham pitched well in the first game against Wagner, yielding only two earned runs in seven innings, to earn her fourth win of the season.

Harvard (12-17, 4-4 Ivy) has won three of its last four games. The Crimson is fourth in the league in team batting (.279) and earned run average (3.71).

Harvard features one of the most dangerous hitters in the league in Kasey Lange, who has eight home runs and 26 RBI. Freshman Morgan Groom has been the Crimson's top pitcher. She has a 2.57 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 81.2 innings pitched. 

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity