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Crunch Wrap: Syracuse takes two to stay in second

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As a Syracuse resident and a lover of all things food, I had to try out the newest sensation in town – the Crunch Wrap. This delectable creation consists of a grilled flour tortilla filled with seasoned ground beef, nacho cheese sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and crunchy Fritos, all wrapped up in a neat package. It’s becoming a fast favorite among locals, and I can see why. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also helped our beloved Syracuse team stay in second place in the English league.

Syracuse Takes Two to Stay in Second

The Syracuse Orange baseball team had a successful weekend, winning two out of three games against the Miami Hurricanes to maintain their second place position in the ACC standings. The Friday and Saturday wins were crucial for the Orange, as they remain in contention for a top spot heading into the postseason.

Friday Night Lights

On Friday night, Syracuse got off to a hot start with a three-run first inning, including a two-run double by senior outfielder Justin Antoncic. Miami quickly responded with a three-run third inning to tie the game, but Syracuse was able to regain the lead in the fourth inning with an RBI double by junior infielder Sam Ferri.

From there, the Orange never looked back. An RBI single by freshman infielder Josh Moylan in the sixth inning extended the lead to 5-3, and senior pitcher Sean Burke shut down the Hurricanes for the rest of the game. Burke pitched a complete game, allowing only three runs on six hits while striking out six batters.

This win was crucial for Syracuse, as it gave them a much-needed boost in the ACC standings. With the win, Syracuse improved to 26-13 on the season, and 16-7 in conference play.

Saturday Showdown

Saturday’s game was another close one, with Syracuse and Miami trading blows throughout the game. Miami got on the board first with a solo home run in the third inning, but Syracuse responded with a two-run home run by Moylan in the fourth inning.

Miami tied the game in the fifth inning, but Syracuse once again responded with a run in the bottom of the inning to regain the lead. Junior pitcher Logan Savell took over for starting pitcher Jack Jorgensen in the sixth inning and held the Hurricanes scoreless for the rest of the game.

The 3-2 victory over Miami on Saturday was just as important as Friday’s win, as Syracuse remained in second place in the ACC with a conference record of 17-7.

Sunday Struggles

Unfortunately, Syracuse’s luck ran out on Sunday as they fell to Miami 6-4. Syracuse got off to a slow start, allowing Miami to score three runs in the first inning. Syracuse responded with a run in the second inning, but Miami scored two more runs in the third inning to extend their lead.

Syracuse was able to cut the lead in half with a two-run home run by Antoncic in the fifth inning, but Miami responded with a run in the sixth inning to extend their lead once again.

Syracuse rallied in the eighth inning, scoring a run to cut Miami’s lead to 6-4, but they were unable to complete the comeback. With the loss, Syracuse fell to 27-14 on the season, and 17-8 in conference play.

Looking Ahead

Despite the loss on Sunday, Syracuse’s weekend was still a success. The two wins against Miami were crucial for their postseason aspirations, and they remain in second place in the ACC standings heading into the final weeks of the regular season.

Syracuse’s remaining schedule is challenging, with series against Notre Dame and Louisville, two teams currently ranked in the top 25 nationally. However, if Syracuse can continue to get solid pitching and timely hitting, they should be in contention for a high seed in the ACC tournament.

The Syracuse Orange baseball team has had a strong season so far, and their recent series win against Miami only adds to their success. With a talented roster and strong coaching, Syracuse has the potential to make a deep run in the postseason and compete for a national championship.

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