Doubles Record Down; Onorato Strikes Again

Sarah Onorato. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Sarah Onorato. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Army

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Sophomore Sarah Onorato continued her assault on the Yale record. Onorato has already set the single season school record with 11 home runs. Today she added the single-season doubles mark to her resume.

Onorato doubled to left field in the fifth inning of the first game with Army. It was her 17th two-bagger of the season, breaking the mark set by her teammate Jennifer Ong in 2011.

Army, though, went on to sweep the doubleheader from the Bulldogs, 10-2 and 8-0.

Onorato had a hit in each game to extend her hitting streak to seven and raise her Ivy League leading batting average to .421.

Hannah Brennan homered for Yale in the first game.

Both teams had eight hits in the first game, but the Bulldogs committed seven errors, which led to seven unearned runs. Christy Nelson and Ong both had two hits for Yale.

The Black Knights led 1-0 heading to the fourth when the Bulldogs tied it on Brennan's homer to left field. Yale then loaded the bases on singles by Kelsey Warkentine and Ong and a walk to Allie Souza, but couldn't push across another run.

Army scored twice in the bottom of the fourth, but the Bulldogs again refused to go away quietly. In the fifth, Onorato doubled, moved to third on a passed ball and scored on Nelson's single to center.

The Black Knights, though, answered with three in the bottom of the fifth and then ended the game by scoring four times in the sixth.

Army (26-20) controlled the second game from the start. The Black Knights scored in each of the first four innings and outhit Yale 13-3.

One of the Bulldogs' three hits was a triple from Brittany Labbadia. Nelson also added a double.

The Bulldogs play their final home games of the season on Friday, hosting a doubleheader against Brown beginning at 2 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity