NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The Yale Bulldogs handed the visiting Dartmouth Big Green a pair of losses at Yale Field on Sunday afternoon, taking the first game via a shutout, 8-0, and the second game, 11-3. Tim DeGraw and Richard Slenker both had six hits in the two games to lead Yale (22-14, 12-2 Ivy) to the doubleheader sweep, while Dartmouth (19-14, 8-6 Ivy) fell four games behind the Bulldogs in the Rolfe Division standings with six games to play.

The Ivy League’s winningest pitcher, Scott Politz, shut down the Big Green offense in the seven-inning opener on five hits and a pair of walks, though he only struck out one batter to improve to 8-1 on the season. The right-hander needed 105 pitches to go the distance, and only once retired the side in order. But Dartmouth managed to put more than one runner on base just twice, and only one base runner advanced as far as third base.

Big Green starter Michael Danielak, who entered the game second in the league with six wins, matched Politz for the first three innings while scattering four hits. After retiring the first two batters in the fourth, Griffin Dey got hold of a full-count pitch and sent it soaring over the fence in left-center for his league-leading ninth home run of the year and a 1-0 lead.

The floodgates opened from there as a single was sandwiched between two errors to plate another run, and an infield hit turned into three runs when the throw to first was wild, making it a sudden 5-0 Yale lead.

Dey doubled home another run in the fifth, and both Tim DeGraw (3-for-4) and Simon Whiteman added RBI singles to conclude the Bulldog scoring.

Danielak (6-2) took the loss for yielding all eight runs, only four earned, on a season-high 11 hits while walking one and striking out one in 4.2 innings of work.

The nightcap continued where the first game left off as Yale scored three times in both the first and second innings against sophomore right-hander Cole O'Connor, who had been the only other Ivy League pitcher besides Politz to win his first three conference starts. DeGraw, Slenker and Benny Wanger all doubled in the first frame, and Wanger doubled home two of the three runs in the second as well.

When Alex Stiegler, stroked an RBI double in the fourth, O’Connor was lifted in favor of junior Patrick Peterson, who got the final two outs of the inning while stranding runners at second and third.

Dartmouth loaded the bases in the fifth with one out on a walk and a pair of singles, then put a dent into the 7-0 deficit when junior Kyle Holbrook singled home two runs and junior Justin Fowler lofted a sacrifice fly to make it a 7-3 game.

That would be all of the scoring for the Big Green on this day, however, as starter Eric Brodkowitz (3-2) was relieved by Mason Kukowski who provided four shutout innings for his second save of the year.

The Bulldogs added two more runs in the fifth on DeGraw’s second double and an RBI single off the bat of Slenker, and a pair of unearned runs in the seventh on Harrison White’s two-run triple after passed ball on a third strike had extended the inning.

O’Connor (4-2) took the loss for surrendering seven runs, six earned (the most in his career), on 11 hits and a free pass in 3.1 innings while striking out three.

Slenker finished the second game 4-for-5 with three runs and a pair of RBIs, while DeGraw and Wanger both had a single and two doubles with the latter driving in four as Yale collected 17 hits in all, the most against Big Green pitching this year.

Senior Michael Ketchmark was 3-for-5 for Dartmouth and junior Dustin Shirley reached base four times with two hits and a pair of walks.

The two teams will conclude their four-game series with a noon doubleheader on Monday at Yale Field.

Notes: Dartmouth has earned at least a share of first place in the Rolfe Division in each of the last nine seasons, but that streak is in danger ... no Big Green pitcher had allowed more than eight hits in any outing this year until both Danielak and O’Connor were reached for 11 ... O’Connor also had not given up more than three earned runs in any of his last 11 starts dating back to last year ... Holbrook had his streak of reaching base end at 23 games when he went 0-for-3 in the first game ... Fowler had his streak of 20 straight games at the hot corner without an error end in the first game with two miscues, matching his total for the season.