Green Sweeps, Pads Its Lead In Rolfe Division
New Haven, Conn. — Sophomore Matt MacDowell had two of his four RBIs during a four-run 10th after junior Dustin Selzer doubled home the go-ahead run to send the visiting Dartmouth College baseball team to a 7-3 victory and a doubleheader sweep of the Yale Bulldogs yesterday afternoon at Yale Field. Dartmouth (25-6, 10-4 Ivy) extended its winning streak to eight games, matching its best stretch of the season that came to start the campaign.
Dartmouth, which now has a four-game lead in the Rolfe Division of the Ivy League with six games remaining, will complete its four-game series at Yale today with a doubleheader starting at noon.
In the first game, senior Cole Sulser went the distance on the mound and sophomore Nick Lombardi drove in three runs as the Big Green cruised to a 9-1 triumph over Yale (8-24, 5-9 Ivy).
Dartmouth led 3-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning of game two when Jacob Hunter singled, stole second, reached third on an error and scored on Brent Lawson’s single to force extra innings. The Big Green scored four runs in the 10th, highlighted by MacDowell’s two-run single.
Dartmouth left-hander Kyle Hunter did not get the decision, but pitched well over his seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out six.
MacDowell was 3-for-5 for the game with four RBIs, including a solo home run in the third, his second four-bagger of the year. Selzer had two hits and scored two runs to go with his game-winning RBI, and sophomore Bo Patterson also had a pair of hits.
Sulser (4-2) tossed his second straight complete game in game one, surrendering one run on eight hits while throwing 97 pitches in seven innings. He did not walk a batter and struck out five as he won the 19th game of his career, second all-time at Dartmouth to 1988 graduate and former major leaguer Mike Remlinger.
New Haven, Conn. — Hillary Hubert was the star of the day as Dartmouth took 10-1 and 10-8 victories over Yale, the second in eight innings. The wins extend the Big Green’s win streak to six straight after a four-game sweep of Brown last weekend.
In game one, Dartmouth (20-17, 10-4 Ivy) used 13 hits to defeat Yale. Hubert keyed the win with two home runs.
Kristen Rumley picked up her 18th win of the season. In six innings she fanned five and gave up only two hits with no walks.
Yale scored its only run in the sixth inning and committed three errors.
In the nightcap, Hubert’s two-run single in the eighth lifted the Big Green past the Bulldogs. Morgan McCalmon pitched seven innings and tossed a career-high nine strikeouts. Hubert and Megan Averitt combined for five hits and five RBIs.
Each team had hot bats as there were 21 combined hits on the afternoon.
The Big Green will close the weekend with a twin bill against Yale today. First pitch is set for 12:30 p.m. in New Haven, Conn.
Penn 11, Dartmouth 2
Philadelphia — Dartmouth (3-9, 1-4 Ivy League) was mathematically eliminated from Ivy League playoff consideration after a loss to No. 18 Penn.
K.C. Beard and Adam Fishman scored for the Big Green, which scored its fewest goals since a 16-2 defeat against Princeton on April 17, 2010.
Dartmouth goalie Bernie Susskind (3-9) made 13 saves, while Brian Feeney (7-4) turned aside 10 shots to pick up his seventh victory of the season.
Dartmouth wraps up its non-conference slate on Tuesday at Holy Cross.
Castleton, Vt. — Colby-Sawyer lost to Castleton (7-7, 6-0 league), which went undefeated in North Atlantic Conference play for the second consecutive year.
Ashley Reis finished with a team-high three goals for Colby-Sawyer, while goalie Karley Hamilton, of Bradford, Vt., made 10 saves. Alyssia Janak, Carly Baker, and Michelle Upham each notched two goals for the visitors.
Castleton, Vt. — Colby-Sawyer (11,6 6-0 NAC East) completed its second straight undefeated North Atlantic Conference East Division season after sweeping Castleton (9-4, 5-1) in yesterday’s NAC regular season finale.
Nathan Taschereau and Reeve Fidler, who won at No. 1 doubles, each won their singles matches in straight sets. Taschereau was at the top flight, while Fidler played at No. 5.
The duo of Sergio Spassof and Justin Pinard won at No. 2 doubles. Spassof drooped just one game in his No. 4 singles match to win 6-1, 6-0. Pinard won in the No. 2 slot 6-3, 6-2.
Paul Holland and Clay Allen took the No. 3 doubles match. Allen easily won the first set at No. 3 singles, but then had to battle for a 7-6 win in the second set. Holland won 6-2, 6-3 in the No. 6 singles spot.
Dartmouth Lightweights Fall to Yale
Derby, Conn. — The Dartmouth men’s lightweight crew dropped all four races to Yale as the Bulldogs claimed the Durand Cup outright for the first time since 2009.
In the first varsity eight race, the Bulldogs took an early lead but the Big Green’s top boat was unfazed and made some moves to cut back into the Yale crew. The teams battled throughout, but the Bulldogs used a strong second half, coupled with an impressive sprint, to take the race with a time of 5:40.15, ahead of Dartmouth (5:42.08).
Bill Cup Delayed
Hanover — The Dartmouth men’s heavyweight crew team’s Bill Cup races, originally scheduled for yesterday, will take place today in Boston. The Big Green will start racing at 8 a.m.
Track & Field
The Dartmouth women’s competed in both the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton and the Mt. Sac Relays in California on Friday.
At Mt. Sac, junior Abbey D’Agostino set a program record in the 5,000 meters as she ran a 15:11.35 to take the top spot in a field of 30, comprised of professional and collegiate runners. The second-place runner, Lucy Van Dalen of New Zealand, was 10 seconds back of the Big Green’s top runner.
The program record eclipsed the old mark, also set by D’Agostino, by more than eight seconds. D’Agostino ran a 15:19.98 in the finals of the Olympic Trails last June in Oregon.
Junior Megan Krumpoch ran a 59.96 in the 400 hurdles at Hilmer Lodge Stadium as part of the Mt. Sac meet.
In the 3,000 steeplechase in Princeton, Katie Sullivan won her heat in 10:38.01, claiming sixth overall. Teammate Sarah Delozier was third in that same heat, running a 10:41.02 to take ninth overall.