March 13, 2005
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Yale suffered a pair of heartbreaking losses in its opponent's last at bat at the Rebel Games. Peggy Hunt pitched seven scoreless innings, but Bucknell scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the Bulldogs 1-0. In their first game of the day, the Bulldogs fell to George Mason 9-5. The Patriots scored four runs in the top of the seventh to snap a 5-5 tie.
Against Bucknell, the international tiebreaker was used after seven scoreless innings. Yale failed to score in the top of the eighth, but in the bottom of the eighth, Alyssa Schneebaum singled and Heather Haskin, who had been placed on second, scored when the ball was bobbled in the outfield.
Hunt was the hard-luck loser for the Bulldogs (2-7). She struck out eight and allowed seven hits.
Christie Viest went the distance on the mound for Bucknell. She allowed only three hits and struck out five.
The Patriots, though, scored five runs in the fourth to tie it. The big blow was a grand slam home run by Emily Grapel.
Yale committed four errors in the game, and only one of George Mason's nine runs was earned.
The Bulldogs are off until Tuesday when they play Tennessee-Martin at 4:10 p.m. and Butler at 6 p.m.