Syracuse crushed after early lead in 11-3 loss to Tulsa

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first_imgSyracuse (5-11) was in control entering the bottom of the fifth inning against Tulsa (11-7), leading 3-1.But after sophomore Sophie Dandola and junior Alexa Romero allowed a single and four consecutive walks, the score was suddenly tied. Then, with the bases loaded and only one out, Tulsa junior Alexis Perry fired a single into center field, scoring two runs. The Golden Hurricanes posted two more runs that inning, and four more in the next.Just one inning after holding a 3-0 lead, the Orange fell 11-3 in only six innings.SU started the game off strong, using consecutive errors from the Golden Hurricanes to drive in two runs. Two innings later, junior Toni Martin doubled to right, sending home sophomore Alex Acevedo.On the mound, Dandola allowed only one hit and two total runners on base through the first three innings. Yet, come the fifth, she began to waver, allowing one earned run before Romero took her place.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe senior wasn’t any more successful. She only pitched the last two outs of the fifth but saw five Tulsa runners touch home plate. Romero was relieved by freshman Peyton Schnackenberg in the sixth inning. Schnackenberg also struggled as she watched the lead stretch to eight runs in the 11-3 defeat.The second game of the doubleheader against Illinois was canceled due to cold weather, per SU Athletics.Syracuse will be back in action on March 8 against Wagner at 12 p.m. Comments Published on March 2, 2019 at 6:49 pm Contact Adam: adhillma@syr.edu | @_adamhillman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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