March 18, 2006
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Christina Guerland, Megan Enyeart and Kathleen Edwards all homered as Yale cruised to a 9-1 victory over Manhattan in the second game of a doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field. Rebecca Wojciak pitched a complete game to earn her team-leading fourth win of the season for the Bulldogs. Manhattan won the first game 4-3 in 10 innings.
In the second game, Yale (11-5) scored three runs in the first inning. With two out, Aracelis Torres walked. She advanced to second on a wild pitch, to third on a balk and scored on Meredith Parks's single to centerfield. Edwards then doubled down the left field line, driving home Parks, and Enyeart followed with an RBI single.
After Manhattan (7-5) scored once in the third, the Bulldogs erupted for five runs in the fourth. Enyeart led off with her first career home run, a long shot over the left-field fence. After Kate Meserve reached on an error, Deanna DiBernardi singled to put runners on first and third. Kyli Hanson then hit a long fly ball that was dropped by the leftfielder. Hanson was credited with a sacrifice fly. Guerland capped the scoring with a three-run homer to left.
Edwards's solo homer leading off the bottom of the fifth ended the game. Yale has now outhomered its opponents 10-2 this season.
Wojciak allowed only four hits and struck out three in five innings.
In the first game, Danielle Just doubled home Stefanie Gozdziewski in the top of the 10th inning to snap a 3-3 tie. The Bulldogs loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 10th, but Manhattan pitcher Jill Medea worked out of the jam.
Medea pitched all 10 innings, did not allow an earned run and struck out seven.
The Jaspers scored twice in the fourth on a Kiera Fox solo home run and a Devon Gustafson RBI single.
The Bulldogs tied it in the sixth. With two out, Torres singled home DiBernardi, who had reached on an error. Parks followed with a double that scored Torres.
In the ninth, Manhattan took a 3-2 lead on Liz Strein's RBI single, but the Bulldogs tied it in their half of the inning. Torres was placed on second and scored on Enyeart's double down the left field line.
Ashley Linnenbank pitched six innings of relief for Yale. She did not allow an earned run and struck out five.
The Bulldogs return to action on Sunday when they play a doubleheader at St. John's. The first pitch of the first game is scheduled for noon.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity