1993 Bulldogs Captured Ivy League Title
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – There will be several special guests on hand when the Yale softball team hosts Dartmouth this weekend. Yale's 1993 Ivy League championship team will be honored between games of Saturday's doubleheader as part of the Alumni Day festivities. The first pitch on both Saturday and Sunday is set for 12:30 p.m.
1993 was a memorable season for Yale. The Bulldogs won a school-record 31 games, captured the Ivy League title and participated in the ECAC and National Invitational post season championships. Yale was a perfect 7-0 in Ivy play and at one point in the year won 13 straight games, which remains the longest winning streak in school history. The team also set school records with 338 hits, 392 total bases and a .289 batting average. Seven players earned All-Ivy League recognition and pitcher Jennifer Surface was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year.
The 2013 Bulldogs have also enjoyed success at the plate. Yale has 22 home runs, seven shy of the school record, and 38 doubles. The leader has been catcher Sarah Onorato, who leads the Ivy League in batting average (.415), hits (49), runs scored (29), doubles (15), home runs (11) and total bases (99).
Onorato and her teammates will be facing one of the top pitchers in the league in Dartmouth's Kristen Rumley, who has an Ivy best 136 strikeouts in 146 innings. She also leads the league in ERA (1.53) and wins (17).
Dartmouth (18-17) enters the weekend tied for first-place in the Ivy League's North Division. Both the Big Green and Harvard are 8-4. The two teams will play a four-game series next weekend. Hillary Hubert is tied for third in the Ivy League with a .378 batting average and is fourth with 45 hits.
Rumley swept the Ivy League Player and Pitcher of the Week honors on Tuesday after going 4-0 in a sweep of Brown. The southpaw allowed just six hits and combined for three one-hit games against the Bears. In 25.0 innings she struck out 19 and allowed just one earned run. Additionally, she starred from the plate, going 7-of-13 with four walks. She also hit her first collegiate home run and scored six runs.
Yale and Dartmouth split last year's four-game series in Hanover. Christy Nelson hit two runs in the four games for the Bulldogs.
Photo of 1993 team celebrating
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity