April 7, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Rebecca Wojciak pitched a three-hitter and struck out six as Yale topped Penn 3-1 in the first game of an Ivy League doubleheader at Warren Field. Meredith Parks went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI for the Bulldogs. In the second game, Katie Edwards homered and knocked in four runs, but the Yale dropped a 7-6 decision.
The Quakers (15-11, 7-3 Ivy) entered the games leading the Ivy League in batting, but Wojciak shut them down in the opener. After Julia Cheney homered leading off the second inning, Wojciak retired the next seven batters and yielded only one other base runner the rest of the way. She improved to 6-2 on the season with the win and lowered her earned run average to 1.66.
Cheney's homer tied it in the second, but Yale scored twice in the fourth. Megan Enyeart led off with a single. Edwards then doubled and Parks followed with a two-run double. The Bulldogs threatened for more after Jessica Meyer was hit by a pitch and Allie Canulli singled, but Penn pitcher Emily Denstedt worked out the jam.
In the second game, Penn led 5-1 after two innings before the Bulldogs rallied. Edwards delivered a two-run double in the third and then hit a solo home run leading off the sixth to make it 5-4.
Penn, though, scored two big runs in the sixth with the help of a pair of Yale errors.
Still, Yale had the tying runs on base in the seventh. Sloan and Guerland started the rally with back-to back singles. With one out, Enyeart singled to load the bases. Edwards followed with a sacrifice fly to centerfield. Kyli Hanson then pulled the Bulldogs within one with an RBI single, but Casey Hare got the final out.
Sloan had three hits and scored twice for the Bulldogs. Guerland, Enyeart, Edwards, and Hanson all added two hits. KR Ling pitched four innings of relief and did not allow an earned run.
Yale plays an Easter Sunday doubleheader at Columbia. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 1 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity