Syracuse splits doubleheader against NC State

first_img Published on April 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm Contact Danny: | @DannyEmerman As soon as head coach Shannon Doepking joined Syracuse last fall, she preached to her new team that she wanted to hit for more power.On Saturday, catcher Alexis Kaiser drove a two-run shot over the fence in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the team’s 15th long ball of the season. SU has 17 regular season games remaining but have already surpassed last year’s home run total of 14.Kaiser’s home run wasn’t enough to keep pace with NC State, though, and Syracuse (16-20, 5-6 Atlantic Coast) split Saturday’s doubleheader against the Wolfpack (21-17, 3-8). Syracuse had won six of its previous seven games, and won the opening contest, 5-2, but lost the night-capper, 7-2.In the first game of Syracuse’s doubleheader, ace Alexa Romero struck out 10 batters in her 11th complete game effort. After a shaky start, Romero pitched a perfect final five innings in the 5-2 win. Romero allowed an earned run in the first inning and a home run in the second, but retired every batter she faced for the next five innings. She struck out the side in the bottom of the seventh to earn the complete game and finished with 10 K’s.Second baseman Gabby Teran started the scoring for SU in the first game, as she took advantage of a wild pitch and a throwing error by NC State’s catcher. Syracuse’s offense faltered in the next two innings, but the bottom of the order strung together hits in the top of the fourth.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlex Acevedo and Lailoni Mayfield singled to start a four-run burst, as Teran, Gianna Carideo and Kaiser drove runners in. Acevedo, Carideo, Kaiser and Mayfield each crossed home plate to put SU ahead 5-2. All five of SU’s runs came against Wolfpack starter Devin Wallace (2.80 ERA).In the second game, starter Miranda Hearn allowed seven runs on seven hits and five walks. By the time of Kaiser’s fourth-inning blast, her third of the season, the Wolfpack had already scored five runs. Kaiser went 3-for-6 on the day with three RBIs and two runs scored.Acevedo, who went 3-for-5 with two walks in the doubleheader, had two of Syracuse’s four hits in the second game. Acevedo extended her hitting streak to nine games.Sophie Dandola, SU’s No. 2 pitcher, did not appear in the doubleheader, but may pitch in tomorrow’s final game of the series, which starts at 12 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Liverpool, Everton in Sevilla contact for Sergio Rico

first_imgNew Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo faces a major battle to keep hold of Sergio Rico.Cadena COPE says Rico is a top target for Everton and Liverpool, while AC Milan are also keen.Milan see Rico as a potential replacement for Gigio Donnarumma.Everton and Liverpool have learned Rico’s contract carries a €30 million buyout clause.Sevilla chief Oscar Arias is desperate not to lose the Spain international, though will be powerless should Rico’s clause be met.last_img

Freelancing means freedom–and a serious pitfall no one wants to talk about

first_imgAh, freelancing. The freedom to set your own hours, work in your underpants, spend days on end without leaving the house or interacting with other human beings while subsisting entirely on cheese slices and handfuls of stale cereal: both the perks and pitfalls of freelance life are well-documented.But there’s one particular risk to freelancing most people don’t want to talk about: What happens to your family if something happens to you?Why you need life insuranceLife insurance probably doesn’t top your list of coverage priorities, especially if you’re young and healthy. But if anyone depends on your freelance income in addition to you, it’s something you should seriously consider. Freelancers don’t have the same protections as traditionally employed workers; if something happens to you and you’re not covered, your family loses your income–for good.Build your own safety net, support your unionLife insurance is an important part of your freelance safety net, along with disability, health, and dental insurance. And it can cost as little as $7 a month. Buying insurance through Freelancers Union means you’re directly supporting your union, which means that by protecting your family, you’re also fighting for a better future for freelancers.Where you buy insurance matters. Get insured and support a better future for freelancers.last_img read more