Virginia Falls In Series Finale With Syracuse
Box Score April 10, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia (13-27, 3-9 ACC) put together an impressive fifth-inning rally to extend the game, but couldn’t complete the comeback as the Cavaliers fell to Syracuse (19-17, 6-8 ACC) by a score of 8-4 on Sunday.
The two teams split a Saturday doubleheader, setting up the decisive game three on Sunday.
Erika Osherow (Darien, Conn.) fell to 10-17 on the season as she took the loss in the start. She allowed four runs on four hits with a strikeout in 1.1 inning of work. Syracuse put a six-run second inning together to take a lead the Cavaliers could not overcome.
Aimee Chapdelaine (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) and Iyana Hughes (Manteca, Calif.) sparked a fifth-inning rally to keep the game alive with an RBI single and a three-run home run, respectively, but Virginia couldn’t keep the offensive momentum for a come-from-behind victory.
Syracuse got on the board first for the third straight game, pushing three runs home with one out in the second. Following a groundout to stat the inning, the Orange put together four consecutive singles to get the three runs home and send Virginia to its bullpen for Lacy Smith (Lancaster, Pa.).
The visiting team would use a passed ball and an infield single to bring a fourth run home. A fielding error allowed two more runs to cross the plate and Syracuse had the 6-0 lead.
The two teams put zeroes on the board until the fifth when the Orange opened the inning with a solo shot to right field. A two-out double to the wall in left field brought an eighth home run before Virginia would get out of the inning.
The Cavaliers would not go away, putting together a rally in the bottom of the fifth with the game on the line. With two on base and no outs, Chapdelaine pushed a bunt over the head of the pitcher to bring home a run. Hughes then hit her three-run shot to right center to cut the lead to 8-4 and send Syracuse to the bullpen.
Virginia would send nine batters to the plate in the inning as the home team kept the game alive with the four-run frame.
The Cavaliers continued to put up zeroes defensively through the final two frames, but couldn’t push any more runs across the plate as Syracuse took the series with the Sunday victory.
Syracuse 8, Virginia 4 (Apr 10, 2016 at Charlottesville, Va.)
Syracuse………… 060 020 0 – 8 13 2 (19-17, 6-8 ACC)
Virginia………… 000 040 0 – 4 6 2 (13-27, 3-9 ACC)
Pitchers: Syracuse – Jocelyn Cater; Sydney O’Hara(5) and Hannah Dossett; Olivia Martinez.
Virginia – ; Lacy Smith(2) and Katie Park.
Win-Jocelyn Cater(9-6) Save-Sydney O’Hara(3) Loss-Erika Osherow(10-17) T-1:55 A-164
HR SU – Sydney O’Hara (6).
HR VA – Iyana Hughes (5).
Weather: 46, Sunny
J. Cater faced 4 batters in the 5th.