Haab's Grand Slam Helps Yale To Ivy Split
April 10, 2005
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Niki Haab hit a grand slam home run in the first inning and Yale held on for a 4-2 victory over Harvard and a split of an Ivy League doubleheader at Soldiers Field. Peggy Hunt pitched a complete game, allowing five hits, while striking out three. The Crimson won the first game 2-0 as Shelly Madick tossed a five-hit shutout.
The Bulldogs (11-17, 2-2 Ivy) jumped on Harvard starter Amanda Watkins in the first inning of the second game. Kristy Kwiatkowski led off with walk but was erased on Christina Guerland's fielder's choice. Chelsea Kanyer and Meredith Parks followed with singles, and Haab then hit a blast over the center-field fence, her first homer of the season.
Hunt kept the Crimson bats in check the rest of the way. Lauren Brown had an RBI single for Harvard in the fifth and Julia Kidder added an RBI single in the sixth.
In the first game, Ashley Linnenbank was the hard-luck loser for Yale. She allowed only four hits, but the Crimson scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday when they host Fairfield at DeWitt Family Field. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3 p.m.