April 20, 2008

Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Dartmouth

April 20, 2008

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HANOVER, N.H. - Kirsten Costello had three hits and knocked in two runs to lead Dartmouth to a 5-3 victory over Yale and a doubleheader sweep at Sachem Field. Katie Yanagisawa had two hits, stole a base and added an RBI for the Bulldogs. Holly Gutterud had a pair of RBI for Yale. In the first game, Katie Chifcian's three-run home run in the fifth inning erased a 2-0 deficit and helped the Big Green to a 5-2 win. Megan Enyeart went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Gutterud added an RBI single for the Bulldogs.

The first game was scoreless until the fifth inning when Enyeart led off with a line drive home run that was just inside the left-field foul pole. Blachford followed with a single over the third base bag. She moved to second on Aracelis Torres's single and scored on Gutterud's clutch, two-out single.

Deanna DiBernardi started in the circle for the Bulldogs and allowed only one-hit in the first four innings. The Big Green, though, scored three runs in the fifth on Chifcian's long homer over the left-centerfield fence. Dartmouth then tacked on two more runs in the sixth.

Yale (16-22-1, 4-12 Ivy) outhit the Big Green 7-5 in the game, but left eight runners on base.

The Bulldogs also took the lead in the second game, scoring once in the first. Yanagisawa started the rally with a bunt single. She stole second and scored on Gutterud's single.

Dartmouth, though, answered with three runs in the bottom of the first and scored once in the second. Yale pulled to within 4-2 in the fifth. Allie Canulli led off with a bunt single, moved to second on Courtney Blachford's sacrifice bunt and scored on Yanagisawa's single.

Costello's RBI single in the bottom of the fifth made it 5-2. Yale rallied in the seventh, scoring once on Gutterud's sacrifice fly to deep centerfield. Gutterud batted .500 (7 for 14) with a double and seven RBI in the four-game series with the Big Green.

Lauren Huddleston and McKynlee Westman had hits for the Bulldogs. Kayla Kuretich pitched a complete game. She allowed four earned runs, struck out four and did not issue a walk.

The Bulldogs are back in action Wednesday when they host a doubleheader against Wagner beginning at 3 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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