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Saturday, Apr 08, 2017 at 9:36 pm

Orange lose to Seminoles 18-9

By James Groh

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Syracuse softball lost to #1 Florida State University 18-9.

The game got off to a hot start when FSU scored four runs in the top of the first. However, the Orange was able to match that in the bottom of the first.

The game looked as if it was going to a be a neck and neck game with each team exchanging runs, but the nation’s top team ran away with the game beginning in the top of the fourth inning.

The Seminoles scored a deciding seven runs, which included a back-to-back grand slam and solo home run.

Head coach Mike Bosch said that it was defensive miss-ques that hurt the Orange.

“We made routine plays: pop up, fly ball, ground ball, that we do every day in practice, and we didn’t handle it,” he said. “As good a team as they are, they made us pay for that”

SU had four errors and gave up five home runs.

The Seminoles would go on to plate six more runs in route to a nine run victory.

In the midst of so much going wrong for the Orange, there were a few bright spots. Sophomore 2nd baseman Alicia Hansen hit her first home run by way of a two run blast. Senior pitcher and 1st baseman Sydney O’Hara went 4-5 with two runs and a RBI.

However, the offensive player of the game was a Seminole. Sophomore right fielder Carysn Gordon went 3-4 with four RBIs and two home runs.

Syracuse drops to (19-13, 3-7 ACC) and Florida State improves to (36-1-1, 16-0 ACC).

The series concludes tomorrow with a double header at 10 a.m. and noon.