PRINCETON, N.J. – Columbia's best of three series at Yale originally scheduled for May 19-20, has been postponed to May 22-23 due to anticipated inclement weather on Saturday and Sunday in New Haven.
The series-opening doubleheader will begin at 12:05 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, with game two commencing 30 minutes following the conclusion of game one. The if-necessary third game will be contested at 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. Each game of the series will be broadcast live on the Ivy League Network.
The Lions (18-27, 13-8) clinched its spot Monday afternoon after Harvard overcame an eight-run deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn an 18-17 victory over Dartmouth to put Columbia ahead of the Big Green (12-8-1) for second place in the conference standings.
The Lions will be making their seventh appearance in the ILCS and their sixth over the past 11 seasons. Columbia owns a 9-6 ILCS mark, with series wins in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Yale and Columbia met in the first-ever ILCS in 1993, with Yale sweeping the series behind 17-7 and 11-1 victories.
With a 15-6 League mark, Yale clinched its second-straight Ivy League baseball championship—and the right to host. The Bulldogs earn a 7-5 ILCS record, with series victories in 1993, 1994 and 2017.
During the regular season, the Lions took 2-of-3 against Yale at Roberston Field at Satow Stadium on Mar. 24-25. Columbia rallied from six down in the ninth inning to win the opener, 11-10, before claiming a 6-5 triumph in game two. Yale avoided the sweep with an 8-2 win in the finale.
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