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Ponce Named Ivy League Player Of Week

Kortney Ponce (Jeffrey Teems photo)
Kortney Ponce (Jeffrey Teems photo)

Batted .700 In Yale's Three-Game Sweep Of Cornell

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – It was quite the 2019 Ivy League debut for Kortney Ponce. Ponce, who missed Yale's first six Ivy League games with an injury, returned to lineup over the weekend and promptly batted .700 (7-for-10) in three games as the Bulldogs swept Cornell. That performance has earned her Ivy League Player of the Week honors.

Five of Ponce's seven hits vs. the Big Red went for extra bases – three doubles and two home runs. That gave her a remarkable 1.600 slugging percentage. In addition, she knocked in six runs and scored five.

She was a big part of a Yale offense that outscored Cornell 37-11 in the three games, belted six home runs and had 45 hits

Two other Bulldogs – pitcher Terra Jerpbak and first year Katie Tews were named to the Honor Roll. Jerpbak was the winning pitcher in two of the three games, while Tews was 4-for-6 with a pair of doubles in the series.

The Bulldogs, who are 6-3 in Ivy play, host Quinnipiac in a non-league doubleheader on Wednesday.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (timothy.bennett@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity