Bulldogs Earn Split With Late Rally
Yale will enter Ivy League play with positive momentum. Camille Weisenbach singled home Annie Tarte in the eighth inning to snap a scoreless tie and help Yale earn a doubleheader split with a 1-0 victory over Rider in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
The Broncs won the first game 3-1.
The Bulldogs, who play at Cornell on Friday, have won three of their last four games.
Lindsay Efflandt was outstanding in the circle in the second game for Yale. She tossed a complete game shutout, yielding only two hits while striking out seven.
Rider's Delany DeMello matched Efflandt through the first seven innings. In the eighth, the Bulldogs broke through. Tarte was placed on second, and Francesca Casalino moved her to third with a sacrifice bunt. Weisenbach then singled through the right side, scoring Tarte. Yale threatened for more, loading the bases, but couldn't add an insurance run.
The way Efflandt was pitching, it didn't matter. After a runner was placed on second, she retired the next three Rider hitters to clinch the victory.
In the first game, Rider scored three runs in the third and held on for the win. Yale got one back in the third and had a chance for more. Singles by Do and Casalino and a walk to Terra Jerpbak loaded the bases with one out. Weisenbach singled home Do, but Kaitlyn Kallert came on in relief and retired the next two hitters and leave the bases loaded.
In the sixth, Kennedy singled and stole second but was left stranded.
The Bulldogs also had the tying run come to the plate in the seventh after Casalino singled but couldn't capitalize.
Do and Casalino each had two hits to lead Yale's offense.
The Bulldogs outhit the Broncs 8-7 in the game.
Jerpbak pitched six innings and allowed three runs in the circle.
Friday's doubleheader at Cornell is slated to start at 2 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity