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Fuller Drives in Five in 10-9 Loss at Fairfield

Tom Fuller. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Tom Fuller. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Tom Fuller drove in five runs on Wednesday and Brian Ronai homered for the second straight game as a Yale comeback fell short in a 10-9 loss at Fairfield.

The Bulldogs put the tying run on base in the ninth before the final out was recorded.  Yale fell to 10-14 overall.

Fuller went 4 for 5 and was one of three Bulldogs with at least three hits in the game.  Jake Gehri went 3 for 6 with two runs scored and Tim DeGraw went 3 for 5 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Yale pounded out 15 hits and it marked the 14th time the Bulldogs have produced at least 10 in a game.  

After falling behind 7-2, the Bulldogs stormed back with four runs in the fourth capped by a two-run double from Fuller.  The Stags put up two runs in the fifth to make it 9-6.

Ronai led off the next inning with his fourth homer of the season, a solo shot to left.  Later in the inning, Fuller scored Dai Dai Otaka on a single to left. 

The Bulldogs pulled closer in the seventh with Mason LaPlante scored on a wild pitch.

Yale returns to action this Saturday to begin a three-game series at Harvard.  Both teams will enter the weekend with a 4-2 Ivy League mark.

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity