By Conor Hurley
There have been two constants this season for the Syracuse Softball team: winning and pitching ace Jenna Caira.
Caira, now 22-9 on the season, led the Orange to a 9-0 victory today over Big East rival, Georgetown. The Orange are in the midst of their best season in school history, tallying a 31-11 overall record while being 9-5 in the Big East thus far.
Junior Lacey Kohl and senior Hallie Gibbs also contributed to the win. They each belted two-run homeruns. Gibbs’ HR solidified the shutout, ending the game by the mercy rule.
The second game of the double-header was postponed in the bottom of the second inning due to a severe thunderstorm in the area. It literally looked like the world was about to end, so there was no way there was more softball to be played.
One SU student summed up the severity of the weather situation quite adequately. “Initially I said the storm was a 9 out of 10 with 10 being the worst weather ever. Then I saw Chipotle was flooded, and it automatically became a 10,” the student said.
The Orange play next on Thursday when they host the Binghamton Bearcats. First pitch is at 3:30 p.m.
April 26, 2011
Syracuse Softball Splits Doubleheader at UMass
By Ben Glidden
The Syracuse Softball team split a pair of highly contested games in Amherst versus UMass, today. The first game featured a strong pitching performance from Syracuse starter Jenna Caira. She went seven innings, gave up only one hit, no earned runs, and struck out 15 UMass batters. The Orange won that game 2-1 with help from Lisaira Daniels' 3 for 4 performance. Caira had a similar appearance in the second game, only giving up one run in six innings, but the Syracuse bats just couldn't produce as the Orange fell 2-0.