New Haven, CT – The Brown University softball team dropped its final two games of the season to Yale this afternoon at Dewitt Family Field. The Bulldogs posted an 8-1 victory over Bruno in game one, and then defeated the Bears 1-0 in game two. Brown ended the year with a 10-27 overall record and a 7-13 mark in Ivy League play.
The Bears tallied a run in the top of the first when freshman Misa Wong hit an RBI double to left center to bring home Stephanie Thompson. However, the Bulldogs scored in in five out of the seven innings while keeping the Bear scoreless to come away with the win.
Yale scored two runs in the bottom of the first when Christy Nelson blasted a two-RBI homerun to left field, and tacked on another run in the second on an RBI-single by Jennifer Ong.
The Bulldogs kept the offense rolling and brought in three runs in the third. The first run crossed when Tori Balta hit a sacrifice fly to left field to bring in Nelson, and both Sarah Onorato and Meg Johnson scored on a Brown throwing error to increase Yale's lead to 6-1.
Yale scored runs in both the fourth and fifth to gain a seven-run advantage and would eventually win the game.
Brown's Jessica Cherness earned the loss for the Bears to move to drop to 7-12 on the season. Cherness gave up six runs on 12 hits and struck out six batters. Yale's Chelsey Dunham pitched all seven innings while allowing just one run on six hits. Dunham is now 8-15 on the year.
Yale was able to clinch the sweep of the Bears this afternoon on an RBI-single by Johnson in the bottom of the first inning.
The Bears had chances to even the score in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings leaving runners on base, but Brown could not produce.
Yale's Leung improved her record to 3-9 on the year pitching all seven innings while allowing just five hits. Denise van der Goot dropped to 3-10 after pitching six innings and allowing five hits.