Ivy League Recap for April 19th

cornellbaseballHere is your Ivy League Recap for April 19th.

Game 1: Cornell 3 Columbia 2 (8 innings)
Game 2: Cornell 9 Columbia 7

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The Cornell baseball team closed out its four-game set against Columbia with a sweep over the Lions on Sunday afternoon in New York City. Cornell needed extra innings in the opener to collect the 3-2 win before rallying for a 9-7 win in game two.

By taking three of the four games over the weekend against Columbia, Cornell moved to 8-8 in Ivy League play and 12-18 overall. The Big Red is now in a tie for first place in the Ivy League Gehrig Division with Princeton, which took three of four from Penn over the weekend. Cornell and Princeton will play a four-game, home-and-home series next weekend, opening on Friday at Princeton, N.J., before wrapping up the season on Sunday at Hoy Field in Ithaca.

Cornell Recap
Columbia Recap

Game 1: Dartmouth 13 Yale 2 (7 innings)
Game 2: Dartmouth 17 Yale 8

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The top four hitters in the Dartmouth lineup combined for 14 RBIs while the Big Green (19-11, 14-2 Ivy) set season highs for runs and hits in a 17-8 victory over host Yale (12-20, 6-10 Ivy) in the second game of a twinbill, completing the doubleheader sweep. Senior Mike Pagliarulo (Winchester, Mass.) and junior Jim Wren (Granbury, Texas) each belted three-run home runs in the opener to support the complete-game, four-hit performance of freshman Kyle Hendricks (San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) as Dartmouth took the first game, 13-2.

Freshman leadoff hitter Joe Sclafani (Palm City, Fla.) reached base six times in the nightcap, going 3-for-4 with two walks, a hit by pitch and three runs while tying his season high of four RBIs. Next in the order was sophomore Jeff Onstott (Houston, Texas) who had two hits and drove in three runs. Junior Nick Santomauro, who hit a two-out grand slam in the ninth yesterday to propel Dartmouth to a win, rapped out three singles with a walk and a hit by pitch while collecting three RBIs as well. It was Pagliarulo who cranked a two-out grand slam in the ninth today, although not as dramatic as Santomauro’s the day before, accounting for his four RBIs. It was his fourth homer of the season, all coming in the last week.

Dartmouth Recap
Yale Recap

Game 1: Brown 3 Harvard 1
Game 2: Brown 8 Harvard 1

Providence, R.I. – The Bears finished off a weekend sweep of Harvard on Sunday, taking the final two games of the four-game series, running their home record to 12-0-1 in the process. Behind another strong pitching performance, Brown took the first game 3-1, then used a big fifth inning to win the second contest 8-1. With the wins, Bruno’s record improves to 19-16-1 overall, and 12-4 in Ivy League play.

The first game saw more outstanding pitching from the Bears, who allowed just six combined runs in the two games on Saturday. Sophomore Conor Burke (Andover, MA) got the start, throwing 5.1 innings and striking out five while allowing just one earned run. Though Harvard’s pitchers were also solid, Brown scratched out three runs against the Crimson, and held on behind Burke’s outing.

Brown Recap
Harvard Recap

Princeton 5 Penn 0
Penn 4 Princeton 0

PHILADELPHIA – In a season where Penn’s pitching staff has struggled to establish itself as a presence, the last two weeks have seen a pair of freshmen stake their claim to prominent roles in the Quaker rotation for years to come.

Headlining the duo is Chris McNulty. The southpaw went nine innings on Sunday, propelling Penn to a 4-0 win over Princeton. If that sounds familiar, it is because McNulty tossed a similar gem last weekend in a 6-3 complete game victory over Cornell.

Penn Recap
Princeton Recap