April 25, 2009
New Haven, CT -
The Brown University softball team (12-24, 5-13 Ivy) dropped two games 3-0 to Yale University (20-22, 9-9 Ivy) this afternoon at Dewitt Family Field.
After four scoreless innings, the Bulldogs tallied three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 3-0 lead to win the game. Catcher McKynlee Westman scored Yale's first run of the game after a wild pitch by Brown junior Jessica Iwasaki (Cupertino, CA), as second baseman Katie Yanagisawa followed it up with a two RBI single.
The Bears, who combined for just five hits, were shut out in the final two innings. Rebecca Wojciak received the win on the mound for Yale, increasing her record to 6-11 on the year. In seven innings, she struck out eight Brown batters, and allowed just five hits. Iwasaki was handed the loss, allowing just three runs on five hits while striking out three batters.
Freshmen Sandra Mastrangelo (White Plains, NY) and Jackie Giovanniello (Floral Park, NY) went 2-of-3 from the plate, as sophomore Danielle Comissiong (St. Thomas, VI) was 1-of-3.
Yale lit up the scoreboard with two runs in the first inning when shortstop Meg Johnson doubled to left field to bring in the game's first run. Then, first baseman Megan Enyeart hit a sacrifice fly to center field to increase the team's lead to 2-0 after the first frame.
Yale's Deanna DiBernardi, who pitched a no-hitter for the Bulldogs, continued to shut down Brown's batters throughout the game. The Bears had two on base in the third inning but couldn't make anything of it, and left two on in the fourth as well. The Bulldogs came up with another run in the bottom of the sixth inning after Ashley Sloan doubled to left center to bring in Chelsey Locarno who got on base on an error.
The Bulldogs secured the 3-0 win, as senior pitcher Michelle Moses (Cooper City, FL) received the loss on the mound for Bruno. She moved to 5-7 on the year, pitching 6.0 innings allowing Yale to just six hits. None of the runs Yale scored were earned.
Brown is back in action tomorrow, when it takes on Yale in a doubleheader beginning at 12:30. The Bears will honor its two seniors, Moses and Kelsey Wilson, as the two will be playing in their final games of their collegiate careers.