Doubleheader Saturday, Single Game Sunday
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale wraps up the season with a trip to Harvard this weekend. The teams play a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game Sunday. Because of the forecast of early rain, Saturday's first pitch is now slated for 1:30 p.m. Sunday's start time remains at 12:30 p.m. Video of all three games is available on ESPN+.
It's been a successful league season for the Bulldogs, who with a sweep would finish with their most Ivy wins since the league expanded to 20 (now 21) games in 2007.
There are also individual accomplishments to note. Senior pitcher Terra Jerpbak enters her final weekend with 295 career strikeouts, which is third all-time at Yale and only three behind Francesca Casalino '18. Senior Shelby Kennedy has 64 career stolen bases, the fourth most in school history and one behind Leah Kelley '04. In addition, Kennedy has 80 career runs scored and 145 career hits and could move into the top-10 all-time in both categories with a big weekend.
This season, Kennedy leads the league with 16 stolen bases and is tied for fourth in runs scored (25). She is one of several Bulldogs among the league leaders. Sophomore Sydney Grobman is fourth in batting (.364), seventh in slugging percentage (.551), tied for fifth in hits (43), fifth in RBI (25) and tied for seventh in doubles (8). Olivia Vinyard is sixth in runs scored (24) and tied for fifth with 43 hits.
In the circle, Jerpbak has a league-best 81 strikeouts and is sixth with a 2.83 ERA. First year Nic Conway is fifth with a 2.82 ERA.
The Crimson (18-16, 11-4 Ivy) enter the weekend tied with Columbia for first place. Harvard has six games remaining and hosts Cornell next weekend. Katie Duncan is enjoying a fine season in the circle with a 12-4 record to go along with a 2.78 ERA. At the plate, Teagan Shaw has a .318 average and six home runs, which both lead the team.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (email@example.com), Yale Sports Publicity