Syracuse blows 2-run lead in the 4th inning of loss to Colgate

first_imgAfter a seven-run Syracuse win over Colgate in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, and a two-run first inning for the Orange in the second game, Syracuse was looking great.That was until the fourth inning, when disaster struck for the Orange in its 3-2 loss to the Raiders. Syracuse (24-19, 8-9 Atlantic Coast) gave up all three runs on one hit in the fourth inning to Colgate (8-22, 3-5 Patriot). As Brigit Ieuter’s screwball toyed with the Orange, Katie Bushee’s fourth-inning, bases-loaded hit buried the Orange.“We thought we could just roll over this team,” Corinne Ozanne said, “and obviously we couldn’t.”After throwing three scoreless innings for the Orange to start the second game, starting pitcher AnnaMarie Gatti walked into the circle and eyed Colgate leadoff hitter Tara Grennan to start the fourth inning.As Grennan dug in, Gatti went into her windup. Ball one. The right-hander followed with four more pitches, three of them balls, walking Grennan on just five pitches total.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGatti admitted after the game that in the fourth inning, she wasn’t as consistent as she usually is. At times she felt like herself, but she wasn’t 100% there.Meghan Romero followed Grennan with a single down the third base line. The single put runners on first and second. Gatti then got the next two batters out, bringing up nine-hole hitter and Colgate starting pitcher Ieuter.As Ieuter walked to plate, a wave of uneasiness came over the crowd. Gatti had already gotten the Orange out of two jams earlier in the game, stranding a runner on base in both the second and third innings, but she wasn’t looking like herself on the mound.“I tried to be tougher and carry over the innings before,” Gatti said. “… But I just didn’t feel like myself.”Ieuter steadied herself at the plate and Gatti came at her with everything she had, but nothing seemed to hit the strike zone. After a high pitch out of the zone landed in catcher Olivia Martinez’s glove, home plate umpire Danny Everson called ball four.A hush fell over the crowd as Ieuter jogged to first base, flipping her bat towards the cheering Raider dugout as she went past. A few Syracuse players shouted words of encouragement to Gatti, who was beginning to look flustered on the mound.As Colgate leadoff hitter Bushee stepped into the right handed batter’s box with the bases loaded, Gatti looked down at the rubber and took a deep breath. Bushee was already 3-of-5 on the day, with a run scored in the first game.“You walk the nine-hole hitter to get to the girl on top who had the best day (of any Colgate player),” Bosch said. “So with the bases loaded, you’re going after their best hitter.”Early in the at bat, Gatti made a mistake.She floated a changeup high in the zone and Bushee made her pay for it. The junior pounded a two-out double to deep left field that rolled under the glove of Alyssa Dewes and all the way to the fence.“(Bushee’s RBI double) was kind of a gut shot, because that inning led off with a walk,” Ozanne said. ”Things just kind of trickled into play — it’s tough to come back from that.”Grennan scored. Romero scored. Ieuter scored.Just like that, the Orange was down, 3-2, a score it wouldn’t come back from the rest of the game.As the Orange filed off the field after the game, the scoreboard in left field showed a line of zeroes in the Colgate row, flanked by one three in the fourth inning. It was the only inning the Raiders scored in all game.Gatti finished with three runs allowed on four hits, five strikeouts and one misplaced changeup, a changeup that ended up costing the Orange the game.“I hung the changeup. If I would have left it a little bit lower, (the three run double) probably wouldn’t have happened, but I hung it,” Gatti said. “Stupid me.” Comments Published on April 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Put Guyana 1st, focus on removal of this Govt

first_imgDear Editor,Some people seem to feel that running a Government is a sole proprietor business – a one-man business – but this is so far from the truth.It is a known fact that a Party goes into an election with a manifesto which sells the party to the electorate. If the party wins, then it is a team effort comprised of persons who should have the ability to deliver on those promises. In addition, there are many advisors who are strategically appointed to assist these persons. The presidential elect not only gives guidance but takes guidance.In Guyana, the coalition and the new kids on the block with their handful of supporters, some claiming to be disgruntled PPP members and supporters, are hammering away at the election of Mr Irfaan Ali as the PPP’s presidential candidate, making their repetitive rounds of personal attacks while claiming that he is “Jagdeo’s third term”.Bharrat Jagdeo has always been the focus of attack in and out of Office; his salary, his pension, his “mansion” as is claimed. Yet even the Prime Minister is now earning more than him and living the “Cadillac” lifestyle. This Government utilised great efforts and massive financial resources to ensure that he does not get a third term as President since they are mortally afraid of his sharp intellect and his topnotch statesmanship. The decision of the Caribbean Court of Justice did not deter or daunt his spirit. It must be recalled by Guyanese that after the PPP’s defeat by a one-seat majority he rose from the ashes like the proverbial Phoenix and began a political crusade that was unrelenting in exposing the corruption and thievery of the coalition. His weekly press conferences were just as eagerly looked forward to as “Days of Our Lives”!Eventually, he strategised and orchestrated the downfall of the APNU/AFC Government; something which hardly anyone had believed would have been possible. Jagdeo’s relentless pursuit bore fruit and gave hope to the hopeless in this country which had begun to fall into the abyss of social and economic degradation. But while he did the Herculean task, some were waiting like the hyenas to partake from the kill of the lion. A few of these were in the media headlines for all the wrong reasons! Now he is being vilified once again by those heartless opportunists who never even bat an eyelid for their country. But I know that it will never derail his focus of ensuring the good life for his people!As I recall, when Donald Ramotar became the presidential candidate twice for the PPP, there were no cries, wails and gnashing of teeth. He was not seen as the surrogate or puppet of Jagdeo. He was acceptable because they knew that they could outmanoeuvre him at any time. In fact, they dubbed him the “Lame Duck”! The then Opposition took full advantage of this and Nagamootoo tabled a no-confidence motion which saw his Government’s downfall. Ramotar was the “perfect” opponent and now the coalition wants another one. However, when one listened to the debates and presentations of Irfaan Ali, it is evident that he has what it takes to not only run this country but to destroy the corruption posse and thwart the efforts of the APNU/AFC to bring down his Government if needs be. He has that charisma, courage and competence and enough has been said about his achievements as a Minister. Let them call it what they want but Irfaan Ali is no Donald Ramotar and will never be an easy walkover!Finally, as a member of the PPP, I am in total agreement with the election of any presidential candidate since I have full confidence in the ability of my Party to choose the best candidate. The Central Committee has 35 potential candidates from which one must be chosen. When I was with the Alliance for Change I had no problem with either Trotman or Ramjattan being the presidential candidate. When I joined the PPP, I had no problem with Ramotar being the presidential candidate twice and today I have no problem with Irfaan Ali being the presidential candidate. Let us put Guyana first and focus on the removal of this Government. God Bless our presidential candidate and God Bless Guyana!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC CouncillorRegion Sixlast_img read more

Hair Bin Summer Cruiser – July 3rd – 5th

first_imgAfter celebrating Canada Day on Wednesday, Fort St John took it a bit easy this weekend but there was still lots to see and do all weekend long! The weather was great, for the most part, and some people even ended up with tickets to the Airshow. Also congratulations to Grace and Doreen who scored Journey tickets for July 16th!Charlie Lake was a busy place on Saturday as the Git Along Horse Club hosted their Gymkhana Saturday event full of games, events, and lots of fun! The Charlie Lake Fire Department also held their Car Wash, Barbecue and Show and Shine to support local firefighters in Charlie Lake, as well as Firefighters for Families. From there, I went all the way to Taylor where the BC Peace Country River Rats held their annual family event, the Poker Rally. They had over 80 boats sign up for the event. There was also a pirate theme for the kids with games and activities! The Farmer’s Market also happened at the NP Curling Club with lots of different local crafts, foods and more! The FSJ Killbillies Roller Derby team was also having an impromptu scrimmage at the NP Arena to introduce their new girls to the sport and prepare for their upcoming bout in Quesnel.Sunday was a quiet day with beautiful weather! A perfect day to head outside and enjoy summer! The Blizzard Bike Club held a 50 – 60km Sunday Road Race. The end came down to a sprint finish, with Ben Dawson capturing the win followed closely by Kevin Shaw and Tate Haugen. There were also lots of people at the Surerus Fields, playing tennis, practicing baseball, soccer, and playing on the playground! Lakepoint Golf and Country Club also had a perfect day to host their Men’s and Ladies’s Inter-club tournament with members from 6 local region golf courses. Lastly, I stopped by the SPCA, where they were hosting their Meet and Greet for new volunteers, as well as grooming some pets and sorting bottles.- Advertisement -Next weekend is looking to be even busier in Fort St John and area! Keep tuned to the Moose and Energetic City to be aware of upcoming events! I’ll be out again next weekend in the Hair Bin Summer Cruiser letting you know what’s happening in the Peace.If you have an event you would like me to attend, please let me know!Email me at: cruiser@moosefm.caAdvertisement See you next weekend!Kristenlast_img read more