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Canisius softball swept at Syracuse

CANISIUS COLLEGE ATHLETICS

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Canisius dropped a pair of games Wednesday at Syracuse, falling 6-2 in the opening contest before taking a 10-4 loss in the nightcap in Syracuse, N.Y. The wins move the Orange to 18-14 on the season, while the Golden Griffins fell to 3-22 on the season.

GAME ONE

Syracuse's Michala Maciolek hit an RBI single through the left side to help the Orange score a 6-2 victory over the Golden Griffins. Gabby Teran would add to the lead with a two-run homer in the home half of the third to help the effort. The Griffs' earned two runs in the contest with the firstn coming from freshman Lindsi Dennis, who stole home on a wild pitch in the third, and the second on a RBI double off the bat of Morgan Altman in the following inning.

Freshman Emily Nicosia took the loss in the circle for the Blue and Gold after she allowed six earned runs on seven hits while fanning three.

Keller had two hits in the loss for Canisius, while Altman and Kara Paradowski each had a pair of hits for the Griffs.

GAME TWO

In the second game of the day, Canisius scored three runs in the top half of the third to take a 3-0 lead over the Orange. Freshman Samantha Crane started things off by stealing home after a wild pitch, then Altman laid down a bunt to plate Sue Vi, followed by sophomore Cassie Ho hitting an RBI double to score Altman. Syracuse would make a come back in the home half of that same inning to tie the game at three. The Orange took the lead 4-3, when Maciolek hit an RBI single to plate Rachel Burkhardt.
 
In the fifth inning, Keller hit a single to score Altman. However, the Orange tacked on six insurance runs en route to the 10-4 victory.

Canisius senior Erika Mackie took the loss in the circle for the Blue and Gold after she allowed seven earned runs, on 10 hits. Molly Hennessy entered the circle for 1.1 innings, allowing three earned runs on two hits.

GAME NOTES

• The doubleheader with Syracuse marked the 23rd and 24th all-time meetings between the two schools. Syracuse now leads the series by 18-6.
• Cassie Ho was the only Griff to have a multi-hit game in the second match-up.
• Wednesday was the 110th career appearance in the circle for Mackie, which ranks fifth in school history.

Up Next

The Griffs will return to action Saturday, April 7, when the team travels to Quinnipiac to open up conference-play. Game time is set for 12 p.m.