Syracuse Drops Opening Game of Series at Notre Dame

Saturday, Mar 25, 2023 at 10:56 am by Sports Editor

By: Adam Gotkin | @adam_gotkin

Notre Dame’s offense came alive in the third inning, sparked by Karina Gaskin’s solo home run, defeating Syracuse 10-2. After Gaskin’s blast to deep center field, the Irish scored five runs to blow the game open. The Syracuse bats went quiet after an early burst, scoring only two runs in seven conference games this season.

In the first inning, Notre Dame got on the board when Carlil Kloss scored on a passed ball, followed by a sacrifice fly from Payton Tidd, putting the Irish up 2-0 before Syracuse’s offense got going.

The Orange gained momentum in the second inning when Angel Jasso led off with a single and Laila Alves followed with a double to deep right field. Olivia Pess knocked in both runners with a single, tying the game at two. After Pess’ hit, Syracuse had only one more hit the rest of the game.

Notre Dame used a two-out rally in the fourth inning to tack on insurance runs. Joley Mitchell singled before back-to-back doubles from Tidd and Jane Kronenberger scored two runs. Mickey Winchell recorded her second RBI of the game with a single, making it 10-2.

Game two of the series has been postponed due to bad weather. There will now be a doubleheader played on Sunday with games at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Orange still search for their first A-C-C win. | @adam_gotkin