Syracuse splits doubleheader with Army

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (16-12, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) split its doubleheader with Army (11-17, 2-1 Patriot) on Wednesday afternoon in West Point, New York. The Orange won the first game, 4-1, with Alexa Romero throwing a career-best 14 strikeouts in a complete game effort. Army got its revenge in the rematch and downed SU, 5-1.In the first game, Syracuse scored all four of its runs in the second inning. After a Toni Martin bunt advanced Gabby Teran to third base, Lailoni Mayfield singled to give SU its first run of the game. A batter later, Michala Maciolek extended the lead to three with a two-RBI single to left center.Alexa Romero started in the circle, three days after allowing five runs in four innings against Florida State. The sophomore returned to the top of her game, pitching a complete game and striking out a career-high 14 hitters. Romero registered her record-breaking 14th strikeout on the last batter of the game. It was the second time she achieved her record on the last batter this season, with the first time coming on March 13 against Elon.Although Syracuse’s bats went quiet after the second inning, mustering just three hits, Romero’s brilliance preserved the lead. Army finally got on the board in the sixth inning when Amelia Trotter hit a solo shot to center field, but it did not spark a comeback.Martin got things started again in the second game with an RBI single in the first inning with two outs. Army then evened the score in the second inning when Kristen McPeek smacked an RBI double to left center.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnnaMarie Gatti started in the circle for SU. She allowed one run in the first two innings before two throwing errors — one apiece from Gatti and Sammy Fernandez — handed Army four unearned runs in the third. After the third, neither team scored a run for the rest of the game. The Orange tallied just one hit after the second inning.Syracuse resumes play on Saturday with its home opener, a doubleheader against Boston College set to start at 1 p.m. Comments Published on March 28, 2018 at 7:03 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edulast_img read more

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Cargo Movers eye sweep of Blaze Spikers

first_imgPalace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Seeking a third PSL title, F2 pulled through in Game 1 despite 39 errors as Ara Galang delivered 18 hits.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew If the pulsating Game 1 showdown was an indication of how the championship series will be fought, then F2 Logistics cannot expect any favors from fierce rival Petron when the Cargo Movers aim for the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference title on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Game 2 at 5 p.m. at Ynares Sports Arena is tipped to be another epic encounter between the teams that have figured in the last four Finals series.This time, F2 gets the first of two cracks at the crown and an opportunity to avenge its defeat in the previous tournament to Petron.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Tougher when it mattered, the Cargo Movers barely scraped past the Blaze Spikers in a marathon series opener, 18-25, 25-23, 20-25, 29-27, 18-16, on Thursday, prompting F2 coach Ramil de Jesus to challenge his players to give everything they’ve got to avoid a series decider.“We have to give our all,” said the multititled De Jesus, who also mentors La Salle in the UAAP. “We have nobody to bank on but ourselves.” Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Vios Cup leg 2 Sunday at Filinvest Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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How to Make a Billion Dollars Through Marketing

first_imgJay Ehret is the Chief Officer of Awesomeness at The Marketing Spot.  This article was originally posted on his blog here.The Best Entrepreneurs are Marketers at Heart.They understand that business is not just about selling stuff. They know the best companies deliver more than just a product. That’s how Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh transformed a small online shoe retailer into a company that sold to Amazon for nearly a billion dollars.Three months before the historic sale, Hsieh delivered the opening remarks to the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. In the seven minute video below Hsieh reveals his billion dollar secret sauce.I’ve long preached here that the customer experience should be part of your marketing plan, and Hsieh verified that he does too:“Our philosophy is: Take most of the money we would have spent on paid marketing, and instead, put that into the customer experience. And then let the repeat customers and word of mouth be our true form of marketing. A lot of the things we do in the customer experience domain, we just think of as our marketing dollars.”Focusing on the customer experience allows you do stand out from the crowded pack. Hsieh asks the question: With consumers being bombarded by thousands of marketing messages, how do you get your brand to stand out?“The telephone is actually one of the best branding devices out there. You have your customers’ undivided attention for 5-10 minutes, and if you get the interaction right, that’s something they’ll remember for a very long time, and also tell their friends and family about.”Hsieh goes on to say that because they always have their phone number front and center, Zappo’s actually talks to (has a conversation with) most of their customers. Think about that, Zappo’s has actual conversations with most of their customers.“We’re not trying to maximize every single transaction. We’re trying to build a life-long relationship with each of our customers, one call at a time.”As part of this philosophy, Zappo’s likes to surprise repeat customers with upgraded free, overnight shipping. The effect is to create a “Wow!” experience that causes word of mouth and strengthens customer loyalty. And while most companies would view this practice as an additional expense, Hsieh and Zappo’s view it as a marketing campaign.In his final comments of the video Hsieh says that Zappo’s asked themselves a question that all businesses should ask themselves: What do we want to be when we grow up? This is actually a branding question, and at the heart of how Zappo’s became a billion dollar company. Hsieh’s answer:“Do we want to be about shoes, or something bigger? And we decided we wanted to be about customer service.”Hsieh and Zappo’s knew that strong brands are not about the product they sell, they are about something else. Zappo’s is actually a customer service company that uses shoes as its reason to deliver remarkable customer experiences.Rather than their favorite NFL quarterback, maybe all aspiring entrepreneurs should have poster of Tony Hsieh on their wall. Are you an entrepreneur with a marketer’s heart?[You may want to read Tony Hsieh’s book: Delivering Happiness]AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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