April 19, 2008
HANOVER, N.H. - Allie Canulli scored on a wild pitch in the top of the seventh inning to snap a 9-9 tie and lift Yale to a come-from-behind 10-9 victory over Dartmouth in the first game of an Ivy League doubleheader at Sachem Field. The Bulldogs trailed 7-3 after four innings but scored six times in the fifth to take the lead. Holly Gutterud and Ashley Sloan both had three hits for Yale. Gutterud had two more hits and two RBI in the second game to lead the Bulldogs to a 6-0 victory. Lauren Huddleton and Sloan also had two hits, and Rebecca Wojciak tossed a five-hit shutout to earn her team-leading fifth win of the season.
The Big Green (9-21, 5-9 Ivy) scored three runs in the first and once in the second to take a 4-0 lead. Gutterud's RBI double in the third capped a three-run rally to pull Yale within 4-3.
Trailing 7-3 entering the fifth, the Bulldogs sent 10 batters to the plate and scored six runs to go ahead. Katie Yanagisawa started the scoring with an RBI double. Torres followed with a two-run single. Huddleston also had a two-run single, and Enyeart capped the rally with a single that scored Canulli.
Dartmouth, though, scored once in the bottom of the fifth and once in the sixth to tie the score.
Canulli led off the seventh with a single and moved to third when Dartmouth third baseman Leigha Clarkson threw wildly to first after fielding Huddleston's bunt. Canulli then scored on Dartmouth's third wild pitch of the game. Yale then loaded the bases but couldn't add an insurance run.
KR Ling, who pitched the last two innings to earn her third win of the season, retired the Big Green in order in the bottom of the seventh with the help from Torres, who made a diving stop at shortstop of Alyssa Parker's hard grounder and threw her out at first from her knees.
Yale had 11 more hits in the second game, 10 of which were singles. Torres doubled, while Yanagisawa scored three runs and added a stolen base.
The game was scoreless until the third when the Bulldogs erupted for four runs. Gutterud drove home the first run with a single. McKynlee Westman knocked in the second run on a fielder's choice. Huddleston added an RBI single and Westman scored on a wild pitch.
Gutterud's single down the right field line scored Yanagisawa in the fourth to make it 5-0. Torres's RBI double in the sixth capped the scoring.
Wojciak breezed through the Dartmouth lineup, retiring the final seven batters she faced. She finished with two strikeouts and only walked one.
The same two teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday beginning at noon.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity