March 14, 2007
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Aracelis Torres's double scored Alexandra Canulli with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning as Yale edged Manhattan 3-2 in the second game of the day at the Rebel Games. Manhattan had scored two runs in the top of the seventh to tie it at 2-2. Rebecca Wojciak and Holly Gutterud combined on a four-hit shutout as the Bulldogs blanked Saint Louis 2-0 in their first game. Katie Edwards and Christina Guerland both had RBI doubles for the Bulldogs.
Against Saint Louis, Wojciak pitched the first five innings, allowed only two hits and struck out five. In 12 innings this season, Wojciak is yet to allow an earned run. Gutterud came on in relief and got the last six outs to earn her second save of the season.
The game started as a pitching duel between Wojciak and Lorena Floccari. Wojciak struck out four in the first two innings, while Floccari yielded only one hit through three innings.
Yale (5-1) got on the board in the fourth. Megan Enyeart led off with a single to right and moved to second on a ground out. Edwards followed with an RBI double into the right-centerfield gap.
The Bulldogs added an insurance run in the fifth. Ashley Sloan led off with an infield single and scored on Guerland's double to left field.
The Billikens' biggest scoring threat came in the seventh. Christy Ernst led off with a double, but Gutterud retired the next three hitters to end the game.
Yale had eight hits off Floccari. Torres was 2-for-2 and Courtney Blachford went 1-for-3.
Against Manhattan, the Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead in the first. Guerland singled, stole second and later scored on a passed ball.
Yale scored again in the sixth on a pinch-hit RBI single by Enyeart.
Amanda Genovese's two-out, two-run single in the seventh tied the score.
Canulli walked leading off the seventh. Two batters later, Torres hit a long fly ball that was just out of the reach of Manhattan left-fielder Liz Strein. Canulli easily beat the relay throw home.
Yale plays Cleveland State at 1 p.m. and Dayton at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity