Skinner Extends Hitting Streak; Bulldogs Fall At Harvard

Allison Skinner (Steve Musco photo)
Allison Skinner (Steve Musco photo)

Yale Drops Pair Of 5-4 Decisions

Allison Skinner continued her assault on Ivy League pitching and extended her hitting streak to 10 games, but Yale dropped a pair of one-run decisions at Harvard. The Crimson won both games 5-4. The second game went nine innings.

Skinner, who is batting .415 in league games, had one hit in each game. Rachel Paris also has been hot in Ivy play. She went 3-for-5 with a triple in the two games and is hitting .474 in 10 Ivy games.

In the first game, the Bulldogs found themselves in a 4-0 hole after two innings but fought back.

The comeback started with back-to-back RBI singles from Madison Sack and Paris in the third.

Shelby Kennedy's single scored Sydney Ginsberg in fourth, and Yale was within 4-3. Harvard, though, answered with a big run in the bottom of the fourth.

That turned out to be very important when the Bulldogs rallied in the seventh. Skinner led off with a single. Pinch runner Olivia Vinyard advanced to second on a fly out and scored on another Paris single. Harvard pitcher Kathleen Duncan, though, retired the next two hitters with the tying run on base to end the game.

Francesca Casalino, who had two hits at the plate, pitched six innings and allowed only two earned runs.

In the second game, Erin Lockhart's double scored Maddy Kaplan in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Crimson to the win.

Camille Weisenbach's RBI single in the sixth inning tied the score at 4-4 and forced the extra innings.

Kennedy was 2-for-4 to lead the Bulldogs. Sack added an RBI double.

Yale plays its next six games at Dewitt Family Field, starting with a non-league doubleheader with Sacred Heart on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity