Meserve Homers Twice As Yale Sweeps Quinnipiac
March 22, 2006
HAMDEN, Conn. - Kate Meserve homered in each game as Yale swept a doubleheader from Quinnipiac on a chilly afternoon. The Bulldogs won the first game 6-2. Aracelis Torres, Meredith Parks, Katie Edwards and Megan Enyeart all had two hits. Rebecca Wojciak pitched a four-hitter in the second game to lead Yale to a 5-3 victory. The game was called after five innings because of darkness.
Quinnipiac (4-18) jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second inning of the first game on solo home runs by Sarah Collins and Samantha Allendorfer.
Yale (13-7) quickly tied it in the third. Meserve belted her first career home run, a long shot to right-centerfield. Kyli Hanson followed with a single. She moved to second on Christina Guerland's ground out and scored on Torres's two-out single to right field. Hanson used a nifty slide to avoid the tag by Quinnipiac catcher Sara Abbott.
The Bulldogs scored three times in the fifth. Edwards's single plated Guerland, who opened the inning with a single, and Enyeart followed with a two-run double.
Edwards's RBI single in the sixth capped the scoring.
Peggy Hunt pitched a complete game to earn her third win of the season. She scattered seven hits, struck out five and did not issue a walk.
The first game took nearly two hours, so it was apparent from the start of Game 2 that it would be difficult to get in all seven innings. Yale wasted little time jumping out to a 4-0 lead. Parks and Edwards both walked to start the second inning. With one out, Courtney Blachford singled home Parks. Meserve then hit a three-run homer to left.
Charron Letarte's two-run homer in the fourth pulled Quinnipiac within 4-2, but Hanson answered her fourth homer of the year in the fifth, a solo shot to right field to make it 5-2.
Maria Browne tripled and scored on a ground out in the bottom of the fifth, but when Wojciak retired Kim Norman on a fly out to right, the umpires ended the game.
Wojciak struck out five and allowed only one earned run to earn her team-leading fifth win of the season.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Saturday when play a doubleheader at Fairleigh Dickinson beginning at noon.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity