April 1, 2009

Softball Sweeps Yale In Doubleheader

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The softball team took over sole possession of first place in the Ivy League with its doubleheader sweep of Yale yesterday afternoon in Sunday’s rescheduled matchup. The Red followed a 4-2 win in Game 1 with a 12-3 runaway five-inning victory in the second part of the twinbill. Cornell improves to 4-0 in Ancient Eight play and 23-5 overall. The team lit up Niemand-Robison Field with a home run display, as juniors Elise Menaker and Ashley Garvey and seniors Jessy Berkey and Meg Risica each went deep. Menaker went 3-for-5 on the day with five RBIs, and contributed a double in addition to her two homers. Garvey batted .500 and drove in four runs, while Berkey collected three hits in five at-bats –– good for two RBIs. Sophomore Elizabeth Dalrymple earned her team-leading tenth win of the season, striking out eight batters in the process. Her classmate Ali Tomlinson followed suit in Game 2, moving to 9-3. The Bulldogs were led by freshman Meg Johnson, who went 3-for-5, and senior Katie Edwards, who contributed three RBIs on two hits. Seniors Rebecca Wojciak and Deanna DiBernardi took the losses in Games 1 and 2, respectively.