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First-Place Dartmouth Sweeps Yale

Hannah Brennan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Hannah Brennan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Bulldogs Fall 5-0 And 8-0

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Dartmouth pitcher Kristen Rumley showed Yale why she is a leading candidate for the Ivy League Pitcher of the Year Award on Sunday. Rumley tossed 12 scoreless innings, allowing only four hits, as the Big Green swept a doubleheader from the Bulldogs 5-0 and 8-0.

Katie McEachern supplied all the offense Dartmouth would need. She hit a grand slam home run in the first game and added a two-run blast in the second game.

Sarah Onorato had a hit in each game for Yale (8-32, 3-13 Ivy).

Yale pitcher Chelsey Dunham matched Rumley through the first four innings of the first game. The Big Green, though, finally got to Dunham in the fifth, although they hardly knocked her around. Infield singles by Rumley and Kathy Dzienkowski and a walk to Hillary Hubert loaded the bases. McEachern then hit a line drive that just cleared the centerfield fence to give Dartmouth a 4-0 lead.

The Big Green tacked on a run in the seventh to cap the scoring.

Rumley retired the first nine hitters she faced before Onorato singled leading off the fourth. Tori Balta then laid down a perfect sacrifice bunt. Dartmouth first baseman Morgan McCalmon bobbled it, and Balta reached. Christy Nelson's sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third with one out, but Rumley retired the next two hitters to get out of the jam.

Jennifer Ong doubled in the fifth for the Bulldogs but also was left stranded.

The Big Green (22-17, 12-4 Ivy) seized control of the second game by scoring five runs in the first inning.

Dartmouth added a run in the fourth and McEachern's long home run to left-center made it 8-0 in the fifth.

Hannah Brennan and Onorato had the only hits for Yale.

The Bulldogs are back in action on Wednesday when they play a doubleheader at Army. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 3:30 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity