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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Source: Dodgers to call up utility player Mike Freeman

first_imgThe Dodgers are recalling utility player Mike Freeman from Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to a source. The team hasn’t announced the roster move or the corresponding transaction.Freeman, 29, played six games with Oklahoma City since the Dodgers claimed him off waivers from the Seattle Mariners on May 26. He had three hits in 18 at-bats (.167) with seven strikeouts. Freeman saw time at third base and shortstop without committing an error.Freeman played 16 games with the Mariners prior to being designated for assignment. He had two hits in 30 at-bats, including his first major league home run. Freeman had a .312/.369/.416 slash line for the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate this year.Before going to Seattle, Freeman spent his first seven seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization, which drafted him in 2010. The left side of the Dodgers’ infield has been down a man since third baseman Justin Turner strained his right hamstring May 18. Turner is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week.In the meantime, Logan Forsythe and Kiké Hernandez have received most of the playing time at third base. Hernandez and Corey Seager have been the Dodgers’ starters at shortstop this year.If he doesn’t see an inning at shortstop or third base, Freeman is capable. He’s played some second base, first base, shortstop, left field and right field in his brief major league career. He even pitched a mop-up inning May 20, when the Mariners were clobbered 16-1 by the Chicago White Sox.The Dodgers begin a six-game homestand tonight against the Washington Nationals (Monday-Wednesday) and the Cincinnati Reds (Friday-Sunday). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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World Handicap System on track for 2020 launch

first_img2 May 2019 World Handicap System on track for 2020 launch Golf’s new World Handicap System (WHS) remains on track for implementation starting in 2020, according to The R&A.The system is designed to bring the game of golf under a single set of Rules for handicapping and provide a more consistent measure of players’ ability between different regions of the world,Education has begun with events being held in Singapore, South Africa, Great Britain and Ireland, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Continental Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and the USA.A secure resource portal, accessible via whs.com, has also been launched to provide national associations with a library of materials that they can use to help support their own education efforts.Coinciding with this release, The R&A and the USGA are launching a social media video campaign to remind golfers of the eight key features of the new Rules of Handicapping and to reveal more details.  These features include:Minimum number of scores to establish a Handicap Index and maximum Handicap Index of 54.0Basis of calculation of Handicap IndexAcceptability of scores for handicap purposesCourse Rating and Slope RatingCalculation of a Playing HandicapMaximum hole score for handicap purposesAdjustments for abnormal playing conditionsFrequency of updating a Handicap IndexSignificant progress has been made in preparation for the rollout of the new system, which includes building a library of education materials, finalising the new Rules of Handicapping, release of the technical specifications and the continuation of testing. Many national associations around the world are busy ensuring that their golf courses are rated in accordance with the Course Rating System and working to update local software platforms so that they are ready to apply the new Rules of Handicapping.While many countries will be ready to transition to the WHS early in 2020, given both the magnitude of the change for some jurisdictions and varying seasonality throughout the world, it is anticipated that some will need more time.Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A, said, “There are many ways in which it is important for golf to modernise and become more appealing for people thinking of taking up the sport and handicapping is clearly one of them. The World Handicap System is a major new initiative for the sport which will establish a clearer and more consistent handicapping process for golfers throughout the world.“We are working closely with national associations, as we do across all our core activities, to ensure they are fully prepared for the introduction of the new system as soon as possible after it becomes available for implementation.”“The World Handicap System is the latest example of our work to make the game more welcoming,” said Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA. “Golfers throughout the world will be able to play equitably, measure their success and more fully enjoy and engage with the game. After working with national associations across the world on Course Rating throughout the past 30 years and now the World Handicap System, this monumental collaborative effort will benefit everyone in golf.”Since its conception, the development of the WHS has focused on three key goals: to encourage as many golfers as possible to obtain and maintain a Handicap Index; to enable golfers of differing abilities, genders and nationalities to transport their Handicap Index to any course around the world and compete on a fair basis; and to indicate with sufficient accuracy the score a golfer is reasonably capable of achieving on any course around the world, playing under normal conditions.The system has been devised following extensive consultation with the six existing handicapping authorities: Golf Australia, the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU) in Great Britain and Ireland, the European Golf Association (EGA), the South African Golf Association (SAGA), the Argentine Golf Association (AAG) and the USGA. The Japan Golf Association and Golf Canada have also been closely involved in developing the new system.Widespread support for the WHS was expressed in an international survey of 52,000 golfers with 76% in favour of the new system and a further 22% saying they were willing to consider its benefits. Focus groups were also held in different regions of the world to elicit detailed feedback on the features of the new system, which have contributed to the finalised Rules of Handicapping. Tags: Rules, World Handicap Systemlast_img read more

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