Behind the solid play of Shayna Filson (San Ramon, CA) and Jesseka Bartholomew (Lake Forest, CA), who hit a combined 9-for-14 with eight RBI and six runs, the Yale Bulldogs swept the Brown softball team in a doubleheader on Thursday afternoon in Providence. The Bears fall to 7-35 overall, 3-11 in the Ivy League, and the Bulldogs improve to 22-21 overall, 7-7 in the league.
The Bears were held to just five hits in the first contest by Eli pitcher Jillian Miles (Canyon, CA), with Julia Iudicello (McLean, VA) picking up two of the Bear hits and her seventh triple of the season. Filson led the Bulldogs at the plate, batting a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBI and a double, while both Bartholomew and Jackie Crispell (Longwood, FL) hit 2-for-4. Miles earned the 6-4 win for Yale and Cara Denver (Vancouver, WA) was credited with the save. Melissa Brown (Moreno Valley, CA) was tagged with her sixth loss on the mound.
The Bulldogs took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning of the second game on hits from Bartholomew and Monica Lebron (San Jose, CA). The Bears were still down 3-1 in the sixth, but came back with a run in the bottom of the inning to pull within one on a double by Cara Howe (Missouri City, TX) and a single by Angie Galt (Silver Spring, MD). Yale then scored four unanswered runs in the top of the seventh to pull away with a 7-2 victory. Filson picked up the win on the mound, and Erin Durlesser (Santa Monica, CA) picked up the loss for the Bears.
The Brown softball team has its next doubleheader on Tuesday, May 1, when the Providence Friars travel to Brown for an intra-city matchup. The first game is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.
Score By Inning
|Yale||102 000 3||6||12||0|
|Brown||100 002 1||4||5||3|
|Yale||201 000 4||7||6||1|
|Brown||001 001 0||2||6||3|