The Midweek Roundup: Week Six
At Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park on Tuesday, Dartmouth (18-24, 11-9 Ivy) split its doubleheader with Harvard University. The Big Green dropped the opener 3-1 but won the nightcap by the same score, keeping its hopes for a division title alive.
Michael Danielak ’16 went six innings in Game 1, giving up two runs and eight hits before being relieved by Chris Burkholder ’17. The lone Big Green run came in the seventh on a two-out single from Ben Socher ’17. But the next batter, Adam Gauthier ’16, fouled out to end the game with the tying run on second.
In the second game, Dartmouth got on the board in the third. After belting a triple to right center, Nick Ruppert ’16 came home on a groundout from Dustin Shirley ’18. In the next inning, Kyle Holbrook ’18 walked and scored the eventual winning run on a Gauthier RBI. An RBI from Rob Emery ’19 tacked on an insurance run in the eighth.
Cole O’Connor ’19 took a shutout into the fourth frame before being pulled in favor of Marc Bachman ’18. Bachman surrendered an unearned run in the sixth and was lifted for Patrick Peterson ’18, who twirled 3.1 scoreless innings to record his fourth save.
Thomas Roulis ’15, who scored the final run in Game 2 and was a key contributor in the week’s preceding three games, was named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week. Roulis’s .384 conference batting average ranks fourth in the Ancient Eight.
Dartmouth won the Ivy League’s Red Rolfe Division each of the past eight seasons. The Harvard win moved the Big Green into a tie with Yale University, whom it will face Saturday in New Haven for the division crown.
The Dartmouth softball team split its last two games versus Harvard University, winning Game 1 7-6 and setting up a clash in Game 2 to see who would take the North Division title. The Big Green fell 8-5 after four runs in the seventh inning by Harvard gave the win to the Crimson. The Big Green lost three of four in the decisive series.
The Big Green conclude the season 27-15 and 15-5 in Ivy play, while Harvard finish the season 28-15 and 16-4 to take the Ivy League North Division title. Harvard will play Princeton University for the Ivy title.
The first game was a back and forth affair with the Crimson. Maddie Damore ’17 hit a two run homerun in the bottom of the first to give the Big Green a 2-0 lead. Both teams exchanged runs in the third, giving Dartmouth a 3-1 lead.
The Crimson scored three runs in the fourth and two runs in the sixth to take a 6-3 lead. The Big Green exploded in the bottom of the sixth with a homerun hit by Katie McEachern ’16, a two run double by Kassidy Williams ’19 and a sac fly by Kathy Dzienkowski ’16 to give the Big Green a 7-6 lead. Dartmouth was able to close the game out and set the stage for a do-or-die match for both teams in Game 2. Morgan McCalmon ’16 pitched a complete game in Game 1, allowing six runs and 10 hits.
Another tight game decided the North Division title between the Big Green and the Crimson. Dartmouth opened the game with two runs in the bottom of the second by a Lourlin Lara ’18 double. Harvard responded with three runs in the top of fourth to take a 3-2 lead.
The Crimson added another in the fifth, but the Big Green scored three runs as Karen Chaw ’17 recorded a two run double and Brianna Lohmann ’16 doubled to center field to allow Dartmouth to lead 5-4. The Crimson was able to scored four runs in the top of the seventh to lead 8-5 when the Big Green just needed three outs to win. The Crimson went on to win 8-5, effectively ending Dartmouth’s season..
The men’s tennis team is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1997 to face Tulane University in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on May 13-15. The Big Green finished with an 18-8 record and 6-1 record in Ivy League play. A few members of the team were also honored by the Ivy League with postseason awards. Head coach Chris Drake was awarded Coach of the Year by the Ivy League.
Taylor Ng ’17 and Kristina Mathis ’18 qualified for the NCAA Division I Tennis Championship for doubles in Tulsa, Oklahoma from May 25 to May 30. Ng and Mathis are the only Ivy League pair to qualify and to be awarded one of 11 automatic spots. In 2016, the pair went 14-1 and has ended the season on a 13 match unbeaten streak.
Jack Korzelius ’18 was given an Honorable Mention by the Ivy League. Korzelius scored 17 goals and had 24 points with seven assists this season.
Jaclyn Leto ’16 was named 2016 Ivy League Midfielder of the Year by the Ivy League. Leto scored 53 goals this season and was unanimously voted an All-Ivy First Team selection. Taryn Deck ’17 was named to the All-Ivy League Second Team, while Lauren Maiorano ’17 and Elizabeth Mastrio ’19 earned Honorable Mentions.