Yale Falls To Marist In Pair Of Pitching Duels

March 22, 2008

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Rebecca Wojciak and KR Ling both pitched outstanding games, but Yale dropped both ends of a doubleheader at Marist. Megan Rigos struck out 10 and scattered seven hits in a 2-1 Red Foxes victory in the first game. In the second game, Pamela de la Llave hit a solo homer, and Caitlin Carpentier pitched 6.2 shutout innings in a 1-0 Marist victory.

In the first game, Wojciak allowed only seven hits but one was a two-run homer by Melissa Giordano in the fifth inning.

Trailing 2-0 in the seventh, the Bulldogs rallied. Lauren Huddleton led off with a double, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on Mariclaire Rebman's ground out. Rigos, though, retired the next two hitters to end the game.

Yale (8-8) nearly scored in the top of the fifth inning. Allie Canulli led off with a single and moved to second on Courtney Blachford's sacrifice bunt. With two outs, Katie Yanagisawa hit a long fly ball to left-centerfield, but de la Llave made a leaping catch at the fence.

Giordano had three hits and Alison Catenacci was 2-for-3 for Marist (8-12).

Katie Edwards doubled for the Bulldogs, who had runners on base in every inning but one. Ashley Sloan and McKynlee Westman added singles.

In the second game, Ling allowed only two hits and struck out four. Aracelis Torres, Yanagisawa and Tracy Timm had hits for Yale.

The Bulldogs' best scoring chance came in the seventh. With two out, pinch-hitter Huddleston walked. Timm followed with a single to left. Heather Viola then came on to relieve Carpentier and retired the next hitter.

Yale is back in action on Wednesday, hosting Army in a doubleheader beginning at 2:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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