April 14, 2011
Box Score Game 1
Box Score Game 2
Providence, R.I. - The Providence College softball team falls in a doubleheader against Syracuse University, 10-9, 9-0, on Thursday, April 14.
In game one, Syracuse (26-10, 5-5 BIG EAST) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Hallie Gibbs registered an RBI single that scored Stephanie Watts. The lead was short lived as Providence (17-23-, 3-8 BIG EAST) answered with four runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. Junior Jen Abrams (Reading, Mass.) led off the inning with a walk, junior Michelle Huber (Dana Point, Calif.) notched a single and senior Justine Stratton (Fresno, Calif.) walked to load the bases for freshman Corinne Rubright (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio). Rubright belted the first pitch she saw over the center field wall for a grand-slam home run to give the Friars a 4-1 lead.
Syracuse responded with four runs of its own in the top of the second inning to take a 5-4 lead. The Orange scored two runs on an error and two by drawing walks with the bases loaded. In the bottom of the inning, the Friars tied the game at 5-5 as Abrams came around to score on a wild pitch.
The Friars took a 6-5 lead in the fourth inning. Abrams reached on a single to the shortstop and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Stratton hit a single through the left side and Abrams scored from second.
In the top of the fifth, Syracuse responded with five runs to take a 10-6 lead. Kelly Saco and Rachel Helman reached base on back-to-back singles to left field. Morgan Nandin advanced the runners and Veronica Grant notched a two-run single to left field. Daniels then hit a three-run home run to center field.
Providence managed to cut the lead to 10-9 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Abrams notched a three-run home run, her seventh of the season. However, the Orange went on to win the game by the same score.
In the pitcher's circle for Syracuse, Jenna Caira improved to 16-8 on the season and for Providence sophomore Corinne Clauss
(Davie, Fla.) fell to 7-10.
In game two, Syracuse got on the board first. Daniels registered a one-out triple to right field and came around to score on an error to give her team a 1-0 lead in the first inning. The Orange extended their lead to 2-0 in the third inning with a solo homer by Lacey Kohl.
The Orange extended their lead to 9-0 with a seven run sixth inning and went on to win the game, 9-1.
The Friars are back in action on Saturday, April 16, when they host a doubleheader against Rutgers. Game one is scheduled for Noon.