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Quinnipiac Cools Off Yale

Shelby Kennedy (Steve Musco photo)
Shelby Kennedy (Steve Musco photo)

Bobcats Sweep Doubleheader

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A pair of Quinnipiac pitchers cooled off Yale's red hot bats in a Wednesday afternoon doubleheader at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium. Brooklen Maguire tossed six scoreless innings in a 9-0 victory in the first game, and Lauren King limited the Bulldogs to seven hits in the second game, an 8-3 Bobcat victory.

Olivia Vinyard and Annie Tarte both had three hits on the day for Yale, who had scored 37 runs and banged out 45 hits in a three-game sweep of Cornell over the weekend.

The Bobcats, who have won six in a row, seized control of the first game by scoring five runs in the second inning.

Tarte was 2-for-2 for the Bulldogs, while Vinyard, Shelby Kennedy, Terra Jerpbak and Kortney Ponce also had hits.

A three-run first inning gave Yale a 3-1 lead early in the second game. Sydney Grobman and Carlin Hagmaier each had RBI singles in the inning.

Quinnipiac, though, scored four runs in the fourth to take the lead for good.

First years Katie Tews and Maya Seifert had hits in the game for the Bulldogs.

In recent years, the annual Yale-Quinnipiac game has been called Chris's Game to honor the memory of Chris Labbadia, whose precious life was tragically lost in a single car accident in 2016. Chris was the brother of former Yale player Brittany Labbadia '16 and the son of former Quinnipiac assistant coaches Lynn and Rocco Labbadia. Chris had driven to a neighboring town to drop off a wallet to a friend who had left it behind earlier that night... a final act of kindness.

To honor Chris's memory, the Chris Cares Challenge is a way for all of us to make a small difference in this world through one or more acts of kindness. Together we can all play a part in creating a viral movement of kindness... the boundaries are truly limitless.

Please feel empowered to take "The Chris Cares Challenge"; no act of kindness is too small or large. Look inside yourself and see what you are passionate about and believe that an act of kindness can make a difference. Smile and feel good.

Rocco Labbadia spoke to both teams prior to the start of the game.

Yale returns to Ivy League play with a three-game series against Dartmouth this weekend. The Bulldogs are 6-3 in Ivy play.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennet@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity