Syracuse falls to UNLV, beats Yale in first two games of Houston Hilton Plaza Invitational

first_imgSyracuse split its doubleheader on Friday against UNLV and Yale in the Houston Hilton Plaza Invitational in Houston, Texas. For the third time this season, SU lost its first game of the day and won its second.In its first game, the Orange (6-4) fell to UNLV (9-3), 3-0, despite matching the Rebels in hits, 3-3. Starting in the circle for SU was Alexa Romero, who was named ACC co-pitcher of the week three days ago after pitching a perfect game and six scoreless innings against Sacramento State and Cal Poly, respectively.The sophomore held the Rebels hitless for the first three innings before Janine Petmecky, UNLV’s starting pitcher, doubled down the right field line to drive in Jadelyn Yadao-Valdez. After tallying a hit in each of the first two innings, Syracuse managed just one baserunner over the next three innings. In the top of the sixth, two hit by pitches and a walk allowed the Orange to load the bases, but freshman Miranda Hearn flew out to center, ending the inning.In the bottom of the sixth, two walks and a single filled the bases for UNLV with one out. Mia Trejo doubled to center, driving in two runs and extending her team’s lead to three. SU mustered a two-out walk in the seventh, but Petmecky remained steady and forced Toni Martin to pop out to second base, ending the game.In a complete game performance, Petmecky struck out seven and allowed three hits, while Romero struck out five in four and two-thirds innings. In relief, Hearn pitched one and one-third inning, allowing two runs.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse bounced back in its second game of the day by defeating Yale (0-1), 8-2, behind a two-hit, four-RBI performance from Bryce Holmgren. A dominant performance from SU’s offense saw eight different players register a hit, and five different players drive in at least one run. The Orange took care of business with runners on base, leaving just five on base compared to the Bulldogs’ six.Syracuse jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Andrea Bombace reached on a fielder’s choice, scoring Neli Casares-Maher. The Bulldogs evened the score in the third off an RBI-double by Annie Tarte. In the bottom of the inning, Holmgren recorded her first hit and RBI of the game, driving in Sammy Fernandez.AnnaMarie Gatti started in the circle for SU, lasting five innings, striking out two and allowing one run on two hits. In relief, Baylee Douglass pitched two innings, giving up two hits and a run.The Orange’s bats got busy in the fifth, starting with a leadoff solo home run from Martin. Three batters later, Holmgren belted a double to left-center, driving in two more runs. RBI from Gabby Teran and Hannah Dossett rounded out a five-run inning for Syracuse. Both teams tacked on a run in the sixth inning to make the score 8-2.SU will resume play in the Houston Hilton Plaza Invitational tomorrow afternoon with games against The University of Texas at San Antonio and Houston at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m., respectively. Comments Published on February 23, 2018 at 4:38 pm Contact David: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

UL Expels 3, Suspends 2

first_imgAuthorities of the University of Liberia (UL) Wednesday, May 28, expelled three students for acts ‘incompatible’ with their status as students, the University’s vice president for Relations, Dr. S. Momolu Getaweh, Sr., has confirmed. Two other students have also been suspended for three academic years and eight semesters each.The UL decision, according a release is in an effort to reinstitute discipline and curb student violence, and other unruly acts.The three expelled students are being identified as Joyee O.T. Wilson with ID#34949, James E. Julo, ID#49264 and Moivee Dennis, ID#51225. The students, the UL Administration said, were expelled for ‘receiving money from candidates, forging Ecobank deposit slips and issuing fake UL receipts.  The suspended two are facing the wrath of administration for staging riot and holding several professors hostage, among them, the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Forestry, Prof/Dr. Roland Massaquoi for over five hours.The incident was recorded on the Fendell Campus of the University early last year. The two suspended students are, Abraham B. Sarwah, ID#66102, and Moses Kollie of the William R. Tolbert, Jr. College of Agriculture and Forestry.Following the April 2013 riot on Fendell Campus by students of the Agriculture and Forestry, UL President, Prof. Emmet A. Dennis appointed a committee to investigate the root causes of the riot and the role played by students. According to findings from the investigative committee, Student Moses Kollie assaulted Assistant Professor E. Nimley of the College of Agriculture and Forestry during the 2013 April riot on Fendall Campus in contravention of the student handbook. By that, Student Kollie has been suspended for three academic years (six semesters) beginning first semester of academic 2013/2014. He has also been required to undergo six months of counseling before returning to the UL should he muster the courage to return. As for Student Abraham B. Sarwah, he is held liable for ‘theft of property’ in the aftermath of the same 2013 April riot on Fendall Campus. Hence, the statement said, Student Sarwah has been suspended for four years (eight semesters), and has to undergo six months of counseling before returning to the institution having served his suspension. However, in a separate communication to the suspended students, the UL Administration strongly warned them not only to repeat the acts that led to their suspension, including any other act that contravenes the student handbook. The affected students have been further warned to keep away from the premises of the UL (Fendall, Capitol Hill, Straz-Sinje, and the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine Campuses) until their suspensions are lifted. In a related development, the UL President has frowned on acts that have the propensity to disrupt activities at the institution. Dr. Dennis is quoted as saying that the UL has had enough of disruptions, and therefore, “any faculty or student that engages in act that disrupts normal activities at the university will be thrown out.” Dr. Dennis sounded the caveat recently when he met with some members of the UL Faculty Association to discuss matters relative to lifting of the institution. It can be recalled that the UL Administration in 2013, issued stern warning letters to 13 other students for “violating various rules of the Student Handbook.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more