Syracuse softball takes rubber game, 8-4, against Virginia

first_img Published on April 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Related Stories Syracuse softball splits doubleheader with Virginia Syracuse won the rubber game of its weekend series at Virginia on Sunday, downing the Cavaliers 8-4 in Charlottesville, Virginia. SU (19-17, 6-8 Atlantic Coast) and UVA (13-27, 3-9) split Saturday’s doubleheader.A second-inning rally put the Orange in front 6-0. Two Virginia errors and six Syracuse singles led to the breakout inning in which Syracuse batted around the order.Eight SU batters recorded at least one hit in the game. In all, SU banged out 13 hits. Sammy Fernandez, Maddi Doane, Sydney O’Hara, Alicia Hansen and Danielle Chitkowski each had multi-hit games.In the circle, Jocelyn Cater got the nod. After tossing four shutout innings, Cater didn’t record an out in the fifth, allowing four runs. O’Hara relieved the senior and allowed just one hit in the final three frames. She struck out seven and notched her third save of the year.Thanks to the sixth inning rally, Cater got the win despite allowing four runs. She improved to 9-6 on the year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textO’Hara hit her fifth home run of the year, a solo shot to right field in the fifth.Since getting swept by No. 10 Florida State, the Orange has won seven of its last 10.Syracuse is back at SU Softball Stadium on Wednesday for a nonconference doubleheader against Canisius. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Arc takes a firm stance on prize-money position

first_img On-course bookmakers return to UK courses in two-week trial August 17, 2020 UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Share Share StumbleUpon HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 Arena Racecourse Company (ARC) has responded to threats of further boycotts from trainers over the cuts to prize-money contributions, by pointing out that the racing group will not be changing its position. The group’s CEO, Martin Cruddace, was on hand at Lingfield this Saturday to observe the Betway Winter Derby card. The meeting had been reduced from seven to five races following a row between ARC and trainers after the racecourse group announced it would be slashing the prize-money for the novice races. The races had previously been worth £5,800 in 2018, but this year, the races are now worth £4500.The announced cuts follow Arc’s announcement in December 2018 that it ‘simply cannot continue’ its current contributions to prize-money. Cruddace revealed that Arc’s cuts to prize-money would have a knock-on effect for the company by denying the group over £4.5m of levy funding.The racecourse group is currently preparing for its anticipated drop in income as a result of projected shop closures due to FOBT legislation. The new legislation, due to come into play in April, is set to have an impact upon media rights payment. Following the protests from trainors due to attend the Lingfield meeting, Cruddace was adamant that Arc’s position would not change. He said: “We are braced for further action because we’ve heard rumours and we’ve got intelligence, but we’ll deal with it as and when. It will not achieve its purpose – of that I can 100 per cent assure you.”Negotiations are still ongoing between the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), the National Trainers Federation, the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) and Racecourse Association to find a solution to the prize-money situation.Cruddace has expressed hope that a solution, which would release the £4.5m to Arc for its lower class races, would be found. However, Cruddace has confirmed that the racecourse group would not be contributing £2.7m of its own funds which is required to release the allocated funds.last_img read more