Teran’s and Martin’s Bombs Lift Syracuse Over Boston College
By Tom Russo
CitrusTV Softball Beat Reporter
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The Orange offense had been virtually non-existent the past few weeks, scoring just four runs or fewer their last seven games. Through the first two games of this weekend, Syracuse had scored just five runs on seven hits.
The offense awoke from its slumber Sunday afternoon to lead Syracuse (10-18, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) to an 8-3 victory over Boston College (10-16, 2-4 ACC) with the long ball being the true difference.
Syracuse hadn’t hit a home run since March 9th when it hit two jacks against Colorado State. Today, the Orange only got four hits, but three went over the wall.
The first blow came from Gabby Teran. She led off the third inning with her first homer of the year, a solo shot to left field. This gave Syracuse a 2-1 lead.
Toni Martin extended her team’s lead to 5-1 in the fifth with her fourth homer of the season, a two-run bomb to straightaway center field.
It was Teran again in the sixth, this time with a two-run blast to left center, blowing the game wide open for the Orange 7-1.
Teran is now the first Syracuse player to hit multiple home runs in a game since 2017.
The three homers provided some much needed run support for Alexa Romero. She went all seven innings, allowing only three runs and striking out nine Eagles.
The Orange will play their home opener on Wednesday in a doubleheader with Niagara. Game one starts at 4:00 p.m.
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