April 21, 2009

Final Non-Conference Games Take Yale To Wagner

April 21, 2009

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The first time Yale played Wagner this season, the game ended in dramatic fashion. Megan Enyeart's two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Bulldogs to a thrilling 6-5 victory at the Rebel Games in Florida. The teams will meet again on Wednesday afternoon on Staten Island beginning at 3 p.m. (Live Stats).

Yale (18-22, 7-9 Ivy) was eliminated from the Ivy League North Division race over the weekend, despite splitting a four-game series with first-place Dartmouth. The Bulldogs still have plenty to play for. They can reach 20 overall wins for the fourth straight year and eighth time in the last nine years with a pair of wins.

Katie Edwards, who has a six-game hitting streak, was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll this week. She batted .556 (10-for-18) with a .778 slugging percentage and a .600 on base percentage in six games. Pitcher Deanna DiBernardi also had a strong week, holding the high-powered Dartmouth offense in check. The Big Green had been averaging more than six runs a game in Ivy play, but DiBernardi limited them to only two runs in 14 innings. She tossed a six-hit shutout in Yale's 1-0 win on Sunday. DiBernardi leads the Yale pitching staff in wins (8) and earned run average (2.32).

Wagner (16-26) is led by Andrea Lazzari, who was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week on Monday. She hit .444 (12-for-27) with 12 runs scored, 14 RBI, two doubles and six home runs last week. She has 12 homers on the season, which is tied for the most in a season in school history. Kaelynn Armenta leads the Seahawks pitching staff in ERA (2.22), wins (7) and complete games (15). In 132.2 innings, she has 79 strikeouts.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity