Bulldogs Looking To Continue Ivy Success
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Bulldogs reach the midway point of the Ivy League season when they host Dartmouth in a three-game series this weekend at 5K Corral Field at DeWitt Family Stadium. The teams play a doubleheader on Saturday with the first pitch slated for 12:30 p.m. and then have a single game on Sunday, also a 12:30 p.m. start. ESPN+ has video of all three games.
Yale enters the weekend in second place in the Ivy League with a 6-3 mark. The Bulldogs went on the road last weekend and swept three games at Cornell. Columbia sits atop the standings at 5-1. Six of the eight teams have played only six games thus far.
Yale's success has come in large part from a balanced attack. The Bulldogs are second in the league in batting (.289), pitching (3.95 ERA) and fielding (.970).
Individually, Yale has two of the Ivy's top-10 hitters in Olivia Vinyard, who is seventh at .381, and Sydney Grobman, who is 10th at .376. Grobman also leads the league with 22 RBI and 51 total bases. Vinyard has scored a league-best 20 runs, one more than teammate Shelby Kennedy. Kennedy leads the league with 12 stolen bases.
In the circle, Terra Jerpbak has 64 strikeouts, which is the most in the league, and has a 2.28 earned run average, the second lowest in the league.
Dartmouth (4-19, 1-5 Ivy) is led by Micah Schroder, who is batting .339 with four doubles, three home runs and 11 RBI. The Big Green is 29-of-34 on stolen base attempts on the season. Madie Augusto has seen a majority of the action in the circle, posting a 4.54 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 66.1 innings.
Saturday's doubleheader is dedicated to the One Love Foundation. One Love was founded in honor of Yeardley Love, a 22-year-old college student who was killed by her ex-boyfriend. After her death, the family started the One Love Foundation to educate young people about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
To learn more and to support the work of the One Love Foundation go to joinonelove.org.
Sunday is Youth Day. Following the game, the Bulldogs will hold an autograph session for young fans.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (email@example.com), Yale Sports Publicity