Winners of three straight and five of the last six, the Yale baseball team heads into this weekend with substantial momentum.
This weekend brings Harvard (2-23, 1-7 Ivy) to town for four crucial intradivison games for the Bulldogs (13-16-1, 5-2). The Elis now stand a game and a half behind Rolfe Division leader Dartmouth (14-9, 7-1) and will look to keep pace against the struggling Crimson.
Yale is coming off a thrashing of in-state opponent Sacred Heart (2-24) on Wednesday afternoon. In the rout, nine different Bulldogs saw an inning of work and everyone in uniform saw action, with the exception of three starting pitchers. Eight different Bulldogs had hits in the 12-4 win.
These two doubleheaders will be crucial in the Rolfe Division race. Harvard, with its 1-7 record, is last in the Ivy League standings, and not winning at least three of four may prove costly for the Elis. Dartmouth will be in Providence to battle Brown (12-13, 4-4), currently third in the Rolfe Division.
Yale will travel to Hanover, N.H., next weekend for four games against the Big Green but will need to take care of business this weekend if those games are to be meaningful in the Rolfe Division race.