Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader To First Place Dartmouth
HANOVER, N.H. – Yale nearly handed Dartmouth its first Ivy League loss on Saturday. Lauren Delgadillo hit a dramatic two-run home run in the seventh inning to tie the score, but the Big Green scratched out a run in the bottom of the ninth to escape with a 3-2 victory.
Dartmouth then went on to win the second game 10-1.
Kristen Leung was outstanding in the circle in the first game, limiting Dartmouth, the Ivy League's leading offense, to just two earned runs in eight innings. She also struck out five and did not issue a walk.
The game was scoreless until the fourth inning when the Big Green got RBI doubles from Karen Chaw and Kelsey Miller.
It looked like that would be all Dartmouth pitcher Kristen Rumley would need. She took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, but Balta led off with a double and Delgadillo followed with her second home run of the season.
Yale had the go-ahead run on base in the eighth inning but couldn't capitalize, and the Big Green finally won it in the ninth on Rumley's RBI single.
Dartmouth freshman Maddie Damore was the star of the second game. She hit three home runs and knocked in seven runs as the Big Green cruised to the win.
Dartmouth is now 10-0 in league play and 21-13 overall.
The same two teams will play another doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity