Syracuse drops both games in doubleheader against No. 11 Florida State

first_img Published on March 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm Contact Jack: Syracuse (12-13, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) lost both games of its doubleheader Saturday against No. 11 Florida State (22-3, 2-0). The Orange lost the first 4-2, and the second 4-1.Syracuse struggled to score in both games, facing two FSU pitchers with double-digit win totals.In game one, AnnaMarie Gatti, who got the loss, put Syracuse behind early. After retiring the first batter of the game, the sophomore allowed a base hit. The runner then advanced a base on a wild pitch, before advancing two more bases and scoring on back-to-back illegal pitches.After another runner reached base in the second inning and stole second, Gatti threw another wild pitch, advancing the runner to third. Back-to-back hits scored two Seminoles, putting FSU up 3-0.Syracuse got on the board in the third when Alyssa Dewes tripled with one out. Sammy Fernandez would bring her home on a sacrifice fly to give Syracuse its first run of the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Seminoles responded in the fourth, scoring their final run on a fielders choice.Gatti pitched 3 1/3 innings allowing three earned runs and one unearned and was replaced by Sydney O’Hara who pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings.In game two, Syracuse got behind early once again.With Jocelyn Cater in the circle, Syracuse allowed a two-run home run in the first inning and FSU never looked back.The Seminoles tacked on another two runs in the second inning to double their lead. The first run was scored after Cater allowed a double down the right field line. That runner would later come into score on a fielder’s choice to second base.Maddi Doane singled in the lone run for the Orange in the third inning, scoring Hannah Dossett.Cater pitched all six innings and moved to 6-4 on the season with the loss.Syracuse comes home for the first time all season and will play a doubleheader against Niagara (2-10) on Wednesday. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Rajon Rondo’s broken hand leaves Lakers stunned, determined to keep winning

first_img Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers “It kind of caught me off guard,” Ingram said. “He stayed in the game. I know he was shaking his hand a little bit, but he stayed in there and he toughed it out. I think that showed the extreme care he has for this group.”Since Lonzo Ball took over the starting spot while Rondo served a three-game suspension for his role in the altercation with Chris Paul in the Lakers’ home opener, Rondo has worked well with the second unit. He appeared to be developing healthy chemistry with Caldwell-Pope, Josh Hart and newcomer Tyson Chandler as the Lakers improved to 8-6.Rondo finished Wednesday’s game without scoring, though he had three assists, two rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes.Related Articles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“We’re gonna miss him in the time he’s out, but the next person’s gotta step up,” said Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, one of the Lakers’ guards who could be counted on to be that next person.“Me and Rondo are good friends,” Caldwell-Pope said. “We talk a lot, do film sessions outside of practice, and he just always tells me to do what I do: Shoot the ball and be relaxed. Rondo is a big key to that second unit, now we’ve just gotta continue to play hard and like we’re capable of playing.”Caldwell-Pope said he right away knew that Rondo had been injured.“When he did get the rebound, he put his hands down, and I saw his facial expression, so I knew something was wrong,” Caldwell-Pope said.Brandon Ingram said he didn’t immediately notice, however. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img For the season – his 13th in the NBA and first with the Lakers – he was averaging 9.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.8 assists. Additionally, and maybe more importantly, the Lakers pointed out Wednesday, were his contributions as a leader.“Rondo does a lot for our team, you know?” Chandler said. “Vocally, defensively, keeping our second unit intact. Unfortunately, you have this in the league, so the next man’s gotta step up – and it can’t be one guy. Whenever a player goes down, one guy’s not gonna replace him. It has to be a team effort.”Said Josh Hart: “We have a lot of play-makers and you can’t replicate what he brings, his basketball IQ and his unselfishness, but other guys gotta step up.”“It’s gonna be tough having him out, but (I) just wish him a speedy recovery and can’t wait to have him back,” said Ball, the second-year guard who played well during Rondo’s absence earlier this season but has been inconsistent since he returned.“It’s tough. He’s one of our captains, one of our leaders,” James said. “I heard we got great surgeons here in L.A., so get right to it, start his rehab as fast as possible. Get going.“I know Rondo hates the fact of what he’s going through right now, but we all have to pick him up in his absence.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs LOS ANGELES — Just as things appeared to be getting on track for the Lakers, this 2018-19 rollercoaster ride veered hard and threw them for a violent loop: veteran point guard Rajon Rondo suffered a broken right hand when his hand hit the floor during the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s 126-117 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, Lakers coach Luke Walton said.He’s expected to miss up to four weeks, according to the team.“Next man up, next man up,” said LeBron James, voicing a sentiment that echoed through every corner of the locker room Wednesday.On the night James surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as the No. 5 all-time scorer in NBA history and the Lakers won their fourth consecutive game, much of the postgame conversation and concern was with Rondo’s injury – and how the Lakers would deal with his absence. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions last_img read more