April 26, 2009
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Yale closed out the 2009 season in impressive fashion. The Bulldogs got two well-pitched games en route to a pair of 5-1 victories over Brown. Rebecca Wojciak tossed a four-hitter with four strikeouts in the first game, and Deanna DiBernardi struck out seven and scattered six hits in the second game. Yale won its final five games of the year to finish with a 22-22 overall record and an 11-9 Ivy mark.
The game was scoreless until the sixth inning when Megan Enyeart doubled home Yanagisawa.
Brown (12-26, 5-15 Ivy) tied it in the bottom of the sixth on Katie Rothamel's RBI single, but the Bulldogs answered with four runs in the seventh. Virginia Waldrop started the rally with a one-out double. Lauren Huddleston then reached on an error and Ashley Sloan singled to load the bases. Yanagisawa singled home Waldrop and Edwards delivered a two-out, two-run single to make it 5-1.
Wojciak, a senior making her last start, was brilliant. She was perfect through the first two innings and allowed only two baserunners in the first five innings. In the fifth, she helped herself by starting a 1-6-3 double play. Wojciak didn't allow an earned run in the final 14 innings of her career.
The Bulldogs grabbed a 1-0 lead on Lexi Peacock's RBI single in the fourth inning. Rebman's two-run triple in the fifth made it 3-0, and Johnson added a two-run single in the fifth.
The Bears scored their run on Katie Strobel's RBI groundout in the sixth.
DiBernardi , who was also making her final career start, had pitched a no-hitter against Brown on Saturday, but any hopes of a repeat performance were dashed when Strobel doubled leading off the second inning.
DiBernardi benefitted from some fine defense in the fourth when Peacock, Yale's catcher, made a terrific catch on an Andrea Browne bunt attempt and then threw to first to double off Strobel, who had wandered too far off the base.
The Bulldogs outhit Brown 7-6 in the game. Huddleston had two hits for Yale.
Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity