March 20, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Kayla Kuretich struck out a career-high 10, but Yale fell to Stony Brook 4-2 in the first game of a non-league doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field. Kuretich pitched all seven innings, allowed only two earned runs and did not issue a walk. Vicki Kavitsky had two hits and scored three runs for the Seawolves. In the second game, Kelsi Fanelli and Sara Cerrone both homered to lead Stony Brook to a 7-2 win. Megan Boon had two of Yale's five hits.
In the first game, Yale jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Ashley Sloan led off with an infield single, and Lauren Huddleston walked. The two then executed a successful double steal, and when the catcher's throw to third went into left field, Sloan scored. Huddleston later came home on a wild pitch.
The Seawolves (8-6-1) scored an unearned run in the third and then tied it on Katelyn O'Donnell's RBI double in the fourth. Marissa Fleury's run-scoring single in the fifth broke the tie, and the Seawolves added another unearned run in the seventh.
Yale (8-6) threatened in the sixth. With one out, Aracelis Torres singled and McKynlee Westman walked. Both advanced on Holly Gutterud's ground out, but Stony Brook pitcher Alyssa Struzenberg worked out of the jam. Struzenberg struck out seven and allowed only four hits to improve her record to 6-0.
Sloan went 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Bulldogs. Torres and Allie Canulli had Yale's other hits.
In the second game, Stony Brook pitchers Casey Jacobs and Colleen Matthes combined to allow the Bulldogs only five hits. Boon had a pair of singles, Canulli doubled and Courtney Blachford and Nicole Wolfe each singled.
Fanelli opened the scoring with a two-run home run in the first inning, and the Seawolves led 7-0 before Yale scored twice in the fifth. Canulli doubled home the first run, and Blachford followed with an RBI single.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Saturday when they play a doubleheader at Marist beginning at 1 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity