March 12, 2007
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Holly Gutterud went 3-for-4 at the plate and struck out five in four innings in the circle as Yale cruised to a 9-2 victory over Army at the Rebel Games. Ashley Sloan, Megan Enyeart, Tracy Timm and Kyli Hanson all added two hits for the Bulldogs. Yale dropped its first game of the day to Butler 7-2. Christina Guerland singled and doubled for the Bulldogs.
"We came out a little flat against Butler, but rebounded well against Army," said Yale head coach Barbara Reinalda. "We need to make sure we play with the same intensity that we showed against Army in every game we play."
Against Army, the Bulldogs led 7-1 after two innings. Guerland doubled home the first run in the first and later scored on Enyeart's groundout.
Yale (3-1) added five runs in the second. Meredith Parks started the rally with a one-out single. Hanson then singled and Alexandra Canulli walked to load the bases. Sloan followed with a two-run single. With two out, Gutterud laced a two-run single to right field. Gutterud later scored the final run of the inning on a fielder's choice.
The Bulldogs scored their final two runs in the fourth. Gutterud, Enyeart and Timm all singled to start the inning. With one out, Hanson drew a bases loaded walk. Timm scored the game's final run on a wild pitch.
Gutterud allowed four hits to earn her first career victory. Rebecca Wojciak then pitched three scoreless innings of relief.
In the first game of the day against Butler, Jenny Jacobs homered leading off the second inning to give Butler a 1-0 lead. Amy Hyerczyk's two-run double in the fifth increased the lead to 3-0. Butler added a single run in the sixth and scored three times in the seventh.
Jennifer Chasteen retired the first seven Yale hitters before Jessica Meyer singled with one out in the third.
The Bulldogs scored both of their runs in the seventh. Guerland doubled and scored on Aracelis Torres's single to center. Katie Edwards then doubled home Torres. Jamie Wonderly then relieved Chasteen and retired the next two batters to end the game.
The Bulldogs are off until Wednesday when they play Saint Louis at 11 a.m. and Manhattan at 3 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity