Syracuse wins first game, loses second at Patriot Classic Tournament

first_imgSyracuse (8-6) split Saturday’s games against George Mason (4-6) and Monmouth (4-2) in the Patriot Classic Tournament. It was the first day of games in the tournament after Friday’s game against Army was canceled due to weather.The day’s games started with Syracuse beating George Mason, 9-0, in six innings. SU’s scoring started at the end of the second inning when freshman Lailoni Mayfield grounded out to first base, driving junior Bryce Holmgren home.Holmgren scored again in the fifth inning, joining Alicia Hansen and Gabby Teran in the frame’s scoring. Hansen and Teran also scored the final two runs of the game when Holmgren singled in the middle of SU’s at-bats in the top of the sixth. Mayfield, Toni Martin and Sammy Fernandez were the other SU players to score against the Patriots.AnnaMarie Gatti started in the circle for the Orange. After Gatti allowed four walks and one strikeout in the first inning, sophomore Alexa Romero came in. Romero struck out 11 batters and walked three in the last five innings of the game. She let up one hit in the bottom of the fourth.The Monmouth game reached the end of seven innings tied 2-2, going into an eighth inning where Monmouth would score a run and win the game, 3-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMonmouth scored its first two runs in the top of the second inning off a single. SU’s Neli Casares-Maher tripled in the bottom of the second, sending Holmgren home. She scored off the next at-bat on a wild pitch to tie the game.No one scored again until the eighth inning when an RBI double by Monmouth scored the game-winning run.Gatti started the Monmouth game and pitched the first three innings. Miranda Hearn came in at the top of the fourth and stayed in until the fifth when Romero came in. By the top of the eighth inning, Romero reached 10 strikeouts for the second time in two games. Comments Published on March 3, 2018 at 6:49 pm Contact Kaci: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Center to Offer Help to SB Residents, Businesses

first_imgSEA BRIGHT ­– Sea Bright Rising has hit a significant milestone and now is offering even more help from professionals in various fields to those impacted by Super Storm Sandy.The organizers for the recovery organization, working to assist residents and businesses struck hard by Sandy, have raised more than $1 million.“I think it’s a huge accomplishment, no doubt about it,” said Chris Wood, co-owner of Woody’s restaurant and bar in the borough, who, with his business partner, Peter Forlenza, established the organization.So far, Sea Bright Rising has distributed roughly $470,000 of the funds raised to about 160 families and four local businesses, said Ilene Winters, a member of the organization’s board.The organization has obtained a $250,000 grant from the Robin Hood Foundation, which was the recipient of funds raised during the 12.12.12 concert in Madison Square Garden for Sandy Relief. Sea Bright Rising also has been given a $100,000 donation from an anonymous donor, another $100,000 from Fairmont Specialty, a local insurance brokerage agency, and individual donations, according to Winters.While the fundraising and dispersing of money will continue, the organization is working on “the next phase of this,” Wood said.“Obviously, there is still a great need” for those impacted by Sandy, he said, including obtaining information and direction on how to move forward with rebuilding.To that end the organization has established the Sea Bright Solution Center, which will open for the first time at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in borough hall.The center will be staffed with volunteers from a variety of fields who will offer advice and counseling to the public. “We have so many who have lined up to offer their services,” including lawyers, insurance specialists, building and computer experts and others, Wood said.The center will be open the second Saturday morning and third Wednesday evening of the month, as demand requires, according to Winters.The Sea Bright Solution Center initially was set to open Feb. 9 but the opening was postponed because of the winter storm.“Whatever we can do to help has been well-received so far and we’ll look to continue it,” Wood said.Wood, along with his business partner Forlenza, started out by providing hot food and beverages for the National Guard members and other emergency workers on site, as well as for those who began to return to their homes and property in the days after the late October storm.From there, Wood said, their efforts morphed into what has become Sea Bright Rising and includes on its board Wood, Forlenza, Winters and Robert Long, husband of Mayor Dina Long.The organization’s mission is to primarily help the approximately 1,400 borough residents rebuild their lives, because, as Wood said, “everyone lost something.”The organization has been offering assistance with rent and security deposits for those who were displaced and down payments for cars for those who lost their vehicles in the storm, Winters said.The second leg of the group’s mission is to assist businesses in reopening and revitalizing the community. “If the businesses don’t come back there isn’t going to be a town,” Winters said. To a lesser degree, the group will work on restoring the community’s infrastructure, Wood said.As the need to assist residents eventually winds down, possibly in the next few months, Sea Bright Rising may find itself concentrating more on working with the business community, Winters said.“We’re eternally grateful to the people who have donated already. Everyone has been exceptionally generous with their time and with their financial resources,” Winters said.That appreciation also goes for those who have received donations, Winters said, displaying a note the organization recently recei­ved. The handwritten note, from a recipient who Winters declined to identify, said, “Like the first warm breeze of spring after a cold, grey winter, your gift was a ray of hope when we were most discouraged. Rest assured your kindness will be remembered.” By John Burtonlast_img read more


first_imgNOTES: The winning owner, Kaleem Shah is from San Diego, CA. MARK GLATT, TRAINER LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN, SECOND:  “I’m really pleased with his race, especially because he just ran two weeks ago.  I probably wouldn’t have looked at this race if it wasn’t a short field.  This was just an honest effort today.  He (Jamie Theriot) had to move a little early down the backside because we were inside.  He’s run three really good races since we gelded him (Nov. 26) and I think he’ll stretch out to a mile, no problem.”  TRAINER QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, ILIAD, WINNER: “It was a very lucky pick up mount. He’s a very nice horse. He broke well. Actually, he showed a lot of speed today. We were going pretty fast and I was trying to relax him all the way down the backside.“When I asked him, he performed so well.” JOCKEY QUOTES KALEEM SHAH, OWNER OF ILIAD, WINNER: “His last breeze was awesome. I talked with Doug and he had a lot of confidence that he’d run well today and he ran to his works.“We can all hope and pray for horses like this. I’m glad Iliad came along. I hope he continues to move forward. It’s one race at a time in this business, but it looks very promising for now.“I was looking for a great name just like Bayern, which represented a great soccer team. This one, Iliad, represents a great western classic in literature.“I think we stay here and try to run in the San Felipe (Grade II, 1 1/16 miles, March 11) and then hopefully, the Santa Anita Derby (Grade I, 1 1/8 miles April 8).” DOUG O’NEILL, ILIAD, WINNER: “He’s a really nice horse, he has a lot of class. He ran huge today. We’ve just tried to not screw him up. Flavien rode a great race today and got it done.“Going seven eighths can be a grind if you break real sharp and try to run all the way (on the lead). Flavien knew what to do and did a great job.”last_img read more