HANOVER, N.H. — Senior Beau Sulser continued his stellar season on the mound for Dartmouth with a complete-game, 7-2 victory in the first game of a doubleheader at Yale on Monday afternoon. The host Bulldogs (23-15, 13-3 Ivy) bounced back in the nightcap, however, with a 6-1 victory as Benny Wanger drove in all six runs for Yale to salvage the twinbill split with the Big Green (20-15, 9-7 Ivy).

With the victory in game two, Yale clinched at least a tie for the Rolfe Division title with a four-game lead over Dartmouth with four games remaining on the conference slate.

After failing to hold a lead at any point during yesterday’s doubleheader loss to the Bulldogs, the Big Green quickly jumped on Yale starter Alex Stiegler (2-3) in the first inning as freshman Trevor Johnson led off with a single, stole second with one gone and scored on a two-out single off the bat of freshman Michael Calamari for a 1-0 lead.

Sulser, the Ivy League ERA leader entering the weekend at 1.45, was roughed up a bit in the bottom half, giving the lead right back by surrendering two runs. A hit batter and a walk put two on with one down when Richard Slenker stroked an RBI single to center. On the play, Wanger went from first to third, and the throw in from the outfield got away, allowing him to score as well to put Yale on top, 2-1.

Dartmouth answered right back in its half of the second as Johnson singled home junior Justin Fowler, who led off the frame with a single. When junior Dustin Shirley hit a grounder to third, sophomore Nate Ostmo took off for the plate and slid in just under the tag to put the Big Green back on top. Junior Kyle Holbrook then singled as well, driving in Johnson to give Dartmouth a 4-2 lead.

From there, Sulser (5-1) settled in, allowing just two singles over the final six innings with neither runner advancing past first base. His final line consisted of two runs, both earned, on four singles and a walk to go with eight strikeouts. Although his ERA rose to 1.66, he still boasts the lowest figure in the league, just ahead of Penn’s Jake Cousins (1.74).

The Big Green gave him three insurance runs in the top of the seventh with the big blow coming on a two-out, two-run double by senior catcher Adam Gauthier out of the nine hole, his second two-bagger of the game. Johnson added another RBI single to finish the game 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.

Both teams turned to pitchers making their first starts of the season in the series finale with Dartmouth giving the ball to freshman Austen Michel and Yale to sophomore southpaw Kumar Nambiar. The two traded zeroes for the first two innings, and Nambiar kept up the pace in the third, finishing the first three frames with seven strikeouts to his credit.

The Bulldogs loaded the bases with one out in their half of the third with three consecutive singles. Michel nearly escaped the jam by getting an infield pop for the second out, but Wanger ripped a 2-0 pitch down the right-field line for a double to clear the bases.

Nambiar got the first two outs in the fourth before senior Michael Ketchmark gave the Big Green their first hit of the game with his team-leading fifth home run of the year over the fence to the opposite field in right.

Right-hander Jack Fossand took over for Michel in the fourth and retired the side in order before running into trouble in the fifth as Yale put two on with two down and Wanger striding to the plate. Dartmouth summoned senior Chris Burkholder from the bullpen, but Wanger drove his second offering out of the park for a three-run blast and a 6-1 Yale lead.

Dartmouth put its first two runners on base in the seventh, only to have a double play foil the hopes of a rally. And in the ninth, the Big Green stranded two more as Griffin Dey closed out the Bulldog win.

Nambiar (3-1) set career highs with seven innings and seven strikeouts while yielding just the one run on five hits and a solitary free pass.

Next up for Dartmouth is its final non-conference game of the season at Siena (14-21) on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m.

Notes: Johnson’s stolen base in the first game was his 16th of the season, which leads the Ivy League … Calamari reached base 10 times in the four games with seven hits and three walks for a .583 average and .667 on-base percentage … Dartmouth’s win in game one was its 100th against Yale all-time, but the Bulldogs lead the overall series, 127-100-1.