Haab's Double Helps Yale Earn A Split
April 25, 2004
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Niki Haab's RBI double in the bottom of the sixth inning snapped a 1-1 tie and helped Yale to a 3-1 victory and a split of an Ivy League doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field. Beth Pavlicek pitched a five-hitter for the Bulldogs, who despite the win in the second game were eliminated from the Ivy League title race by virtue of Cornell's doubleheader sweep of Penn. Dartmouth (13-18, 5-7 Ivy) won the first game 3-0. Danica Giugliano tossed a two-hit shutout for the Big Green. Leah Kelley and Chelsea Kanyer had the hits for the Bulldogs (27-19, 7-5 Ivy).
In the first game, Dartmouth broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the seventh inning. The big hit was a two-run double by Jess Reiten. Peggy Hunt was the hard-luck loser for Yale. She struck out five and allowed only two earned runs.
Yale jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning of the second game when Kanyer's single to left scored Kelley, who also had singled. Dartmouth's Jodee Thompson hit a solo homer to tie it at 1-1 in the fourth, but the Bulldogs scored twice in the sixth. With two out, Meredith Parks singled, and Haab followed with a run-scoring double to left field. Pavlicek then singled to right, driving home Haab. The Big Green had the tying runs on base in the seventh, but Pavlicek retired Lacey Neahr on a pop out to short and struck out Lisa Caruso to nail down her 10th win of the season.
The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday when they play a doubleheader at Fairleigh Dickinson.