Syracuse splits doubleheader with 10-inning victory over Grand Canyon and shutout loss to No. 5 UCLA

first_img Published on February 18, 2018 at 11:06 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (4-3) began its doubleheader on Sunday with its most exciting victory of the year, but followed it with its second shutout loss in as many days immediately after.The Orange opened the day with a 9-8 extra-innings win against the Grand Canyon Antelopes (3-7), a contest in which SU fell behind early but came back to win in 10 innings. The elongated game meant that Syracuse had to start its game against the No. 5 UCLA (8-0) later than scheduled, but Bruins starting pitcher Rachel Garcia made sure that the game ended quickly for the Orange. Garcia was perfect through six innings against Syracuse, ultimately allowing just one hit over seven innings, striking out 10 en route to a 6-0 complete-game victory.A day after pitching the second perfect game in SU history, Alexa Romero was back starting in the circle for the Orange against the Antelopes. She saw much less success on Sunday, allowing five consecutive runs to GCU in the first four innings before settling down to allow her offense to heat up.A 5-0 deficit after three and a half innings quickly turned into a 5-4 game after five innings, kicked off by an RBI groundout by Lailoni Mayfield in the fourth. A scoreless top of the fifth by Romero was followed by the Orange’s most successful frame of the day, a three-run bottom half punctuated by a Neli Casares-Maher RBI double that cut the lead to one.The Antelopes doubled their lead in the top half of the sixth thanks to a Jordon Keeton double to center field, but SU wasn’t done scoring. Bryce Holmgren’s single in the bottom of the seventh, one of her four hits on the day, scored Syracuse’s fifth and sixth runs after an Antelopes error to tie the game at six and send it into extra innings.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe teams traded a run each in both the eighth and ninth innings before a scoreless top half of the tenth by AnnaMarie Gatti led to the deciding inning for the Orange. Casares-Maher, starting the inning on second base due to the NCAA’s tiebreaker rule, reached third base on a bunt by Mayfield and scored the game-winning run during the ensuing at-bat, thanks to a GCU error.Syracuse’s highest-scoring game of the year didn’t translate into the second game of its doubleheader, thanks to the performance of the redshirt-sophomore, Garcia. Gatti started for SU but had control problems in the loss, going two innings and giving up four runs on five walks and two hits.The Orange didn’t tally its first hit until the top of the 7th, when senior Sammy Fernandez singled to the left side to serve as SU’s first baserunner of the day. Holmgren was hit by a pitch two batters later and the Orange had a last-gasp rally of sorts in the works, but a groundout by Casares-Maher and a strikeout Rachel Burkhardt, her third of the day, ended any hope of an SU comeback.Syracuse wraps up its road trip against Cal Poly at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. Commentslast_img read more

Juventus register interest in Aston Villa’s Vlaar

first_imgJuventus are ready to join the race for in-demand Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.The 29-year-old starred for the Netherlands at the World Cup, helping them securing a third-place finish.However, with just one year remaining on his contract, Vlaar is reportedly considering a move away from Villa Park.Lazio and Roma have been touted as possible destinations, while Southampton have also been tipped to make a move, but now Juve have also expressed an interest.Villa are thought to want £8million for Vlaar, who made 32 league appearances last season for the club. Ron Vlaar [right] in action for Aston Villa 1last_img read more


first_imgWe will hold only 3 Registration Sessions this year, Saturday’s Feb. 16th & 23rd between 11am and 2pm and on Wednesday evening, Feb. 20th between 6pm and 8pm. Full details were sent in a club e-mail yesterday.There will be a Minor Board Meeting next Thursday, Feb. 14th in the Clubhouse at 6:30pm. All managers are required to attend, see details in Notes below.Last Person Standing is up and running, so if you are in don’t forget to send your pick to Paul McGovern by 2pm this Friday (Feb. 8th). The Big Fight Night, Lord of the Rings 4 has launched and will take place on Friday, March 15th in the Mt. Errigal Hotel. Tickets are now available for a night not to be missed as St. Eunan’s pit their boxing skills against the Rugby club.The dates for the two semi finals and county final of Scór Sinsir were decided at a recent meeting of coiste scór Dhún na nGall. The first semi final will take place in Gleann Fhinne on Friday 15th February at 7.30pm and the second semi final will be held in Burt on Saturday 16th February at 7.30pm. The county final of Scór Sinsir will be held in Gleann tSúilí on Friday 22nd February. Anyone interested in taking part on behalf of the club are asked to contact Ofifigeach Chultúrtha & Teanga, Fergus McGee on 086 854 4445.There will be a Minor Board meeting next Thursday, February 14th at 6:30pm in the Clubhouse. All team managers are asked to attend to arrange handover of gear and also to have a list of anything needed for 2013.This year’s Senior Board Dinner Dance will take place in the Mt. Errigal Hotel on Friday, March 8th. Tickets will be on sale shortly. The U6/U8 hurling and camogie has started again in the LYIT Friday’s at 6:30pm to 7:45pm. The U10 hurlers are in the Aura Wed at 7pm to 8pm. The U10/U12 camogie training has resumed again in the convent gym Wednesdays 7pm to 8pm. The U12 hurlers have resumed in the Aura at 7pm to 8pm Thursday’s. All new players welcome. Cost €3 per session.U12 Girls football is also up and running again between 6pm and 7pm in the Convent Gym. New members welcome.Training for the U14 girl’s football team for 2013 has started in the Game On indoor Astro Turf Centre at Lisnennan (Old Unifi Plant) on Wednesday’s at 6pm sharp (please arrive 10 mins early). This is open to all girls born in 1999 & 2000. The indoor sessions will run for 7 weeks until the end of Feb and each session will cost €3 per person.Managers are asked to contact Paul McGovern asap to book their slots on the training pitch for 2013, with slots filling up fast. The Minor Board will be holding a meeting in the next two weeks to arrange hand over of gear and to get a list of new equipment needed for new season, all team managers are asked to attend. Details in a few days.Best wishes to Eileen Gallagher, Ard O’Donnell for a speedy recovery, hopefully she will be back home shortly and attending matches again in the not too distant future. The sweets are badly missed! There were 7 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw. They matched 3 numbers and win €15 each. The numbers were 1-9-13-15. Pascal & Pasqueline Blake, c/o Blake’s Bar (Adrian), Ciaran McIntyre, Fernhill; John Ellison, Lismonaghan; Eugene Sullivan, The Fairways; Pauric Ryan, College Farm Rd.; Aidan McGlynn, Rockhill and James McDaid, Lurgy.GAELIC GAMES: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 6th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAELIC GAMES: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more