Pioneers Fall to Yale, 5-3
West Haven, CT – The Sacred Heart baseball team fell to the Yale Bulldogs, 5-3, Tuesday afternoon at a chilly Yale Field in West Haven. SHU falls to 8-13 on the season.
Freshman Connor Landers (Durham, CT) got his second career start for the Pioneers, struggling in just 1.2 innings of work. After pitching a 1-2-3 first, Landers could not get out of the second inning.
Sacred Heart struck first, as Senior Dave Boisture (Highland Mills, NY) led off the second inning with a double to left field. Freshman Brian Lamboy (Manalapan, NJ) followed Boisture with a hit by pitch. Freshman Victor Sorrento would lay down the sacrifice bunt to move both runners into scoring position. After a fielder's choice that would not bring home a run, sophomore catcher Derick Horn (Valatie, NY) lined up the middle to bring home Jesus Medina (New York, NY) and Lamboy to take the lead 2-0.
Landers ran into some trouble in the second, giving up three straight singles and a walk to start the inning, tying the game up at one. Robert Baldwin also earned a walk to score to give Yale the 2-1 lead. A Sacrifice fly by David Toups would bring in Green Campbell to make the score 3-1 Bulldogs. Yale wasn't finished in the second, as Jacob Hunter singled up the middle, scoring Joe Lubanski to stretch the score to 4-1
Senior captain Jonathan Servilla (Fairfield, CT) led off the third inning smacking a Chris Lanham fastball deep over the left field wall to cut the score to 4-3. It is Servilla's first career homerun. Servilla's homerun would be the last run for the Pioneers, failing to score in the final five innings.
Green Campbell singled home left fielder Eric Hsieh in the third inning to extend the Bulldogs' lead to 5-3. Hsieh was hit by pitch to lead off the inning.
Sacred Heart travels a little further this weekend as they take on the Quinnipiac Bobcats for a four game conference series starting Friday afternoon.