Tarte, Kennedy Each With Three Hits On Day
First year Nic Conway pitched an outstanding game on Saturday. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, Brown's two pitchers were just as strong. The result was a 2-1, eight-inning victory for the Bears to complete a doubleheader sweep in Providence. Brown won the first game 5-2.
Conway yielded a home run to the first batter she faced. For the next seven innings, she was nearly untouchable, allowing only two hits, while striking out four.
Brown finally scratched across another run in the eighth. Ivy Hobson drew a leadoff walk and alertly moved to third on Cat Seitz's sacrifice bunt. Karina Chavarria followed with a squeeze bunt. Yale first baseman Carlin Hagmaier made a terrific play to flip the ball home with her glove, but Hobson slid in just ahead of the tag with the winning run.
It looked like Seitz's first-inning home run might hold up as Brown starting pitcher Grace Ladd sailed through the first five innings.
The Bulldogs, though, broke through in the sixth. Shelby Kennedy walked and stole second. Annie Tarte followed with a bunt single, and Olivia Vinyard's sacrifice fly to left field plated Kennedy with the tying run.
Giovy Webb had Yale's only other hit in the game.
In the first game, Brown scored twice in the third inning and three times in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead.
The Bulldogs managed 10 hits in the game but left nine runners on base.
The same two teams play a single game on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Yale Sports Publicity