April 26, 2008
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Aracelis Torres had a two-run double and Megan Boon added an one-run double as Yale cruised to a 6-3 victory over Brown to earn a split of an Ivy League doubleheader at the Erickson Athletic Complex. Katie Yanagisawa and Megan Enyeart also doubled for the Bulldogs. Brown scored twice in the sixth inning of the first game to erase a 1-0 deficit en route to a 2-1 victory.
Yale (18-24-1, 5-13 Ivy) banged out 12 hits in the second game. Ashley Sloan, Yanagisawa and Torres each had two apiece. Rebecca Wojciak pitched the first six innings, struck out four and scattered eight hits. Kayla Kuretich got the last three outs in order to earn a save.
Trailing 1-0, the Bulldogs scored twice in the third to take the lead. Sloan led off with a single to left and Yanagisawa followed with a double. Torres then drove both home with a double to the left-centerfield gap.
Yale increased the lead to 5-1 in the third. Sloan and Yanagisawa again got the rally started with back-to-back singles. Holly Gutterud followed with a single to center that scored Sloan. The final two runs scored when Nicole Wolfe reached on a throwing error by the shortstop.
Brown (8-24, 3-15 Ivy) scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings, but the Bulldogs added an insurance run in the seventh on doubles by Enyeart and Boon.
In the first game, the Bulldogs grabbed a 1-0 lead in the fifth when Blachford tripled down the right-field line and scored on Sloan's infield single.
The Bears, though, scratched out two runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead.
Katie Edwards hit a long fly ball to left leading off the top of the seventh, but the wind kept it in the park and Brittany Lavine made the catch on the warning track.
Yale outhit Brown 6-4 but left seven runners on base. Blachford and Sloan had two hits apiece. Mariclaire Rebman and Yanagisawa both singled.
The same two teams will play a doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field on Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity