Bulldogs Sweep Army 9-3 & 4-3
March 29, 2006
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Rebecca Wojciak singled home Megan Enyeart with two out in the seventh inning to snap a 3-3 tie and lift Yale to a 4-3 victory over Army in the second game of a doubleheader. Wojciak also pitched three innings of scoreless relief to earn her team-leading sixth victory of the season. The Bulldogs won the first game 9-3. Katie Edwards had three of Yale's 12 hits in the opener.
In the second game, Army led 2-0 after Darcy Wilson's RBI double in the third. The Bulldogs, though, tied it in the fourth. Courtney Blachford led off with an infield single and promptly scored when Aracelis Torres hit a hard grounder that couldn't be handled by the second baseman and rolled all the way to the right-field fence. The play was scored an error and Torres ended up at third base. Meredith Parks then hit a sacrifice fly to left.
The Knights (6-19) regained the lead in the bottom of the fourth when Veronica Barth doubled and scored on Melissa Garza's single. Army threatened to score more but second baseman Christina Guerland snared Jamie Gjurgevich's liner and doubled Garza off of first to end the inning.
Kate Meserve led off the Bulldogs' fifth with a double and advanced to third on Ashley Linnenbank's ground out. Kyli Hanson then hit a long fly ball to centerfield that Nikki Posey made a terrific catch on. Meserve, though, tagged from third and scored easily.
Enyeart began the seventh with a double off the left-centerfield fence. She advanced to third on Niki Haab's ground out and scored when Wojciak's blooper dropped in shallow left field.
Wojciak struck out three and allowed only two hits in her three innings pitched.
Yale (17-9) also came from behind in the first game. Trailing 1-0, the Bulldogs erupted for four runs in the third. The big hit was Blachford's two run single.
Edwards' RBI single in the fifth made it 5-2, and Yale took advantage of two Army errors in the sixth to score again. Enyeart then put the game out of reach in the seventh with a three-run double.
Enyeart was 2-for-4 in the game. Torres, Parks and Meserve also had two hits apiece for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs return to the friendly confines of Dewitt Family Field to host Wagner in a doubleheader on Saturday. The first pitch of the first game is slated for noon.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity