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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Yale baseball team takes over Ivy League lead

The Yale baseball team entered the weekend two games out of first place In the Ivy League’s Red Rolfe Division. Thanks to dominant pitching from all four starting pitchers, the Bulldogs ended the weekend all alone in first place after a four-game sweep of two-time defending Ivy League champion Dartmouth.
Sophomore hurler Christopher O’Hare threw a complete-game, four-hit shutout, striking out six and walking only two in leading Yale to a 3-0 victory in the opening game of Sunday’s doubleheader at Yale Field.
Junior pitcher Pat Ludwig was even better in the second game, striking out 12 Big Green batters over seven innings to lead Yale to a 5-1 victory to complete the sweep of the four-game series.
Yale swept a doubleheader from Dartmouth on Saturday, winning the games 6-1 and 5-1. In the four games, Yale pitchers held Dartmouth to a total of three runs on 24 hits while striking out a total of 31 Big Green batters.

In other action on Sunday:
AIC 4, New Haven 1: At Springfield, Mass., Andrew Johnson had the lone RBI and the Chargers got just four hits in the NE-10 loss. New Haven fell to 18-13 overall and 7-8 in the Northeast-10 Conference.
Long Island sweeps Quinnipiac: Kyle Nisson, Mickey Amanti and Chris Migani all had four hits in the doubleheader but the Bobcats were swept by LIU 5-1 and 10-9 at Brooklyn, N.Y.
LIU scored twice in the bottom of the eighth in the second game off loser Ryan Walsh.
UConn 10, Villanova 2: LJ Mazzilli went 4-for-6 with three runs scored as the Huskies won at Storrs. It was the fourth straight win for UConn.
Softball
Quinnipiac sweeps pair: Heather Schwartzburg picked up both wins on the mound as the Bobcats defeated Central Connecticut State 5-0 and 8-3 at Hamden.
Schwartzburg pitched a complete game in the opner and four more innings in the second game combining for 11 striekouts.
Southern Conn. sweeps Bentley: At New Haven, Jayme Larson threw a no-hitter in the first and Brittany Hill threw a one-hitter in the second as the Owls swept Bentley 5-0 and 6-0.
Larson had 14 strikeouts and improved to 10-4 on the season.
The Owls are 17-14 overall on the season with a 10-6 conference record.
Yale splits: Katie Yanagisawa scored the game-winning run on passed ball in the bottom of the seventh inning as Yale split a pair of Ivy League games against Dartmouth at Dewitt Field.
The Bulldogs (14-18, 6-6 Ivy) had 15 hits in the two games but left 18 runners on base. McKynlee Westman had three hits on the day for Yale.
Women’s Lacrosse
Quinnipiac 21, Long Island 7: Marissa Caroleo and Devon Gibney both tallied six goals, and Sarah Allen has seven assists to lead the Bobcats to the Northeast Conference win at Hamden. The Bobcats improve to 9-4 overall and 6-1 in the NEC, while the loss drops Long Island to 1-13 overall and 1-6 in NEC action.
track and field
New Haven’s Shannon Gagne took fourth in the 200-meter dash at the University of Miami’s Hurricane Alumni Invitational. Aya Udaya placed ninth in the 200-meter with a time of 24.36 seconds, while following it up with a 17th place finish in the 100-meter with a time of 11.89 seconds.
Both sprinters provisionally qualified for the NCAA National Championship meet in the 100-meter, crossing the provisional time of 12.05 seconds.
Gagne automatically qualified in the 200-meter dash as well, while Udaya hit the provisional time.

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