By Joel Alderman
Yale’s baseball team is still the leader in the chase for the championship of the Red Rolfe Division of the Ivy League, after splitting a double header at Brown on Friday. The Bulldogs won the opener 12-1, then dropped the second game 7-4. The same teams play another pair at Yale Field tomorrow, while Dartmouth and Harvard begin their four game home and home series of back-to-back twin bills.
Yale maintained its two game lead in its division and is now 11-7, while Dartmouth and Harvard are tied at 8-8. If Yale splits on Saturday, thereby finishing 12-8, Harvard or Dartmouth could force a playoff with the Bulldogs only by sweeping the other four straight.
But if Yale loses two, its record would sink to 11-9, and the Elis would be tied for first place should Dartmouth or Harvard take three out of four. Yale could even be eliminated if either Harvard or Dartmouth sweeps the other.
Of course, Yale could control its own destiny by winning the doubleheader with Brown tomorrow, which would give it a 13-7 record.
Princeton wins the Gehrig Division
Meanwhile, Princeton clinched the Lou Gehrig Division on Friday by beating Cornell twice, while Columbia was sweeping Penn.
Princeton will face the winner of the Rolfe Division in a best-of 3 series to determine the Ivy League champion and the league’s representative in the NCAA tournament.