Yale Travels to No. 14 Virginia This Weekend

Simon Whiteman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Simon Whiteman. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

 

Game 5 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Yale at Virginia, 3 p.m.

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Game 6

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Yale at Virginia, 1 p.m.

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Game 7 

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Yale at Virginia, 1 p.m.

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The Bulldogs return to action on Friday to begin a three-game series at No. 14 Virginia.  

 

Here are Yale news and notes entering the weekend:

  • Yale faced Campbell, Miami (Ohio) and Western Michigan last weekend as part of the Campbell Invitational last weekend and went 0-4. 
  • Junior centerfielder Tim DeGraw, an All-Ivy Second Team selection last year, earned a spot on the Ivy League Honor Roll after hitting .389 (7 for 18).
  • Kumar Nambiar went the first seven innings in a 16-inning loss to Miami (Ohio) last Saturday and was selected to the Ivy League Honor Roll for his performance.  Nambiar struck out four and allowed two earned runs without walking a batter.
  • Griffin Dey produced Yale's first home run of the season in the season-opener last Friday at Campbell.  Dey led the Bulldogs with 10 home runs last season and has 12 homers in his Yale career.  He also threw 6 and 2/3 innings of scoreless relief with eight strikeouts in the 16-inning loss to Miami (Ohio).
  • The Yale pitching staff had a 3.86 ERA in 39 and 2/3 innings last weekend and struck out 36 batters. 
  • The Ivy League Preseason Media Poll choose the Bulldogs to finish first in the league with 15 of 16 first-place votes. The Bulldogs won a program-record 34 games last season, won the Ivy League title and reached the finals of NCAA Corvallis Regional after defeating Big 10 champ Nebraska and Holy Cross. 
  • Yale welcomes back six All-Ivy selections from last year, including two first-team members pitcher Scott Politz and designated hitterBenny Wanger.  The Bulldogs alos return all 34 of its pitching wins from last season, led by Scott Politz who finished third in the nation with 11 wins in 2017.
  • En route to winning the conference title last season, Yale led the Ivy League in fielding percentage during conference games in 2017.  The Bulldogs finished with a .979 fielding percentage and only 14 errors in 20 games. 
  • Here is a link to the weekly Ivy League Baseball release.

 

Scouting Virginia

Virginia (6-3) enters the weekend ranked 14th in the latest Baseball America national poll.  Last time out, Virginia used six pitchers to combine on an 11-inning no hitter in a 4-3 win over William and Mary. It was the sixth no-hitter in Virginia baseball program history. Virginia was picked by the ACC coaches to finish second in the Coastal Division, a spot they occupied at the conclusion of the 2017 season after an 18-12 record in league play.

 

Up Next 

The Bulldogs are scheduled to play at Connecticut on Wednesday, March 7. UConn entered the week ranked No. 24 in the latest Baseball America national poll.

 

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity