Box Score: Game One
Box Score: Game Two
The Princeton baseball team opened Ivy League play on a
strong note, riding solid pitching from Zak Hermans to a 4-0 victory over Yale.
The Tigers (3-17, 1-1 Ivy) were unable to maintain their pace and momentum in
game two versus the Bulldogs, falling 9-1 to split the series.
Turning Point of the
Game: Alec Keller led off the first with a home run to left field to score
what would be the game-winning run in game one. His long ball provided the
Princeton with the early offensive control it needed.
In game two, Yale's offense capitalized early and Princeton
was never able to find its offensive groove. Down 2-0 in the top of the third,
the Bulldogs sealed things up scoring three runs on two hits and two Princeton
Beyond the Box: Four
freshmen made their Clarke Field debuts, with shortstop Billy Arendt and second
baseman Danny Hoy starting both games. The latter game saw Cameron Mingo toss
5.0 innings and strikeout four, and Chris Bodurian go 0.1 inning.
Player/Pitcher of the
Game: Senior Hermans earned his first victory of the year in his complete
game shutout 4-0 game one win. He scattered three hits, while striking out five
in 24 batters faced. He had four 1-2-3 frames out of seven and the Tigers
provided him with run support, scoring four runs on 11 hits.
Batter of the Game: Junior
Keller went 4-for-9 with two runs and an RBI as the leadoff hitter in both
games. In game one, he had the leadoff home run to ultimately account for the
Tigers' winning run.
Batter of the Game: Alex Flink went a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI in game
one. He recorded an RBI single through the left side in the first and an RBI
single up the middle in the fourth.
Play of the Day: Keller's
home run was an immediate game changer and reenergized a Princeton team that
entered today's doubleheader at 2-16. It was the team's fourth homer of the
year and Keller's second in 17 appearances.
A Little History
Making: Saturday's doubleheader marked the first time baseball has been
live streamed. Fans will be able to tune into all home contests via
GoPrincetonTigers.tv's streaming package.
On Deck: Princeton
hosts Brown tomorrow Sunday, Mar. 31 in doubleheader action. First pitch versus
the Bears is 12 noon at Clarke Field.