April 3, 2005

Bulldogs Drop A Doubleheader To Marist

April 3, 2005

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Megan Rigos pitched a complete-game, four-hitter in a 5-1 victory in first game and then came on to record the final out with the tying runs on base in a 3-1 win in the second game as Marist swept a doubleheader from Yale on a cold and rainy afternoon at DeWitt Family Field. Chelsea Kanyer had three hits in the two games for the Bulldogs.

Yale (8-14) trailed 3-0 entering the seventh inning of the second game, but rallied. Aracelis led off with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. With one out, Courtney Blachford delivered an RBI single to left. Kanyer later singled to center to put the tying runs on base, but Rigos came on to get the final out of the game on a ground out.

The Bulldogs outhit the Red Foxes 7-6 but left nine runners on base.

Jessica Meyer pitched well for Yale. She went six innings, scattered six hits and allowed only two earned runs.

Marist (8-12) jumped out a 2-0 lead by scoring twice in the fourth. Jasmery Polanco tripled and Katie Eskin followed with a double. Eskin then scored on an error.

Yale had a chance to score in the bottom of the fourth, but Emily Lederer, who was hit by a pitch, was thrown out on a close play at home on Kate Meserve's double.

The Red Foxes added another run in the fifth when Chrystine McHugh doubled and scored on Polanco's single.

In the first game, Rigos limited Yale to four hits and struck out four.

Polanco went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Laurissa Riley homered for the Red Foxes.

Ashley Linnenbank pitched 4.1 innings of relief for the Bulldogs, allowing three hits and one run.

The Bulldogs scored their only run in the sixth. With two out, Kanyer singled to left. She moved to second on a wild pitch and scored on Kristy Kwiatkowski's single to left.

Yale is back in action on Wednesday with a home doubleheader against Sacred Heart. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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