5 different players score as Syracuse beats Southern Mississippi, 8-3

first_img Published on February 11, 2018 at 2:02 pm Contact Kaci: [email protected] Syracuse (2-1) beat Southern Mississippi (0-4), 8-3, on Sunday morning at the Tiger Classic in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Orange was supposed to face Massachusetts for a second time this weekend, but after Saturday’s slate of games was rained out, Southern Mississippi replaced the Minutemen.Five SU players crossed home plate over the course of the game, starting with Alicia Hansen. The second batter of the game, Hansen tripled then scored on a wild pitch. She scored again at the end of the sixth, driven in by a Toni Martin double. Bryce Holmgren also scored on the play.Holmgren and Gabby Teran also finished the game with two runs apiece. Teran’s first run, thanks to Holmgren’s double in the third inning, was her first career run at SU. Sammy Fernandez and Hannah Dossett each scored one run as well.Alexa Romero started in the circle for the Orange, pitching for a little more than five innings and striking out eight batters. She let up one run in the sixth inning before she was pulled from the game for senior AnnaMarie Gatti.Gatti faced two batters and let up two runs before she was pulled for freshman Miranda Hearn. Hearn pitched an inning and two-thirds with a walk and a strikeout to close out the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU will travel to Palm Springs, California, next weekend to participate in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. The Orange starts the weekend against Utah. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

There’s a ’40 percent’ chance Rob Gronkowski comes out of retirement, returns to Patriots, report says

first_imgIt all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.A post shared by Rob Gronkowski (@gronk) on Mar 24, 2019 at 2:53pm PDTGronkowski said last month he had no plans to return to the field. But, he reportedly participated in a private workout with New England quarterback Tom Brady in early July.”There’s definitely going to be times when you miss it and everything,” Gronkowski said during an appearance on the “Rich Eisen Show” in late June. “I would always say that it’s still the offseason right now. I mean I can’t really say how I’m going to feel about it when the games start rolling around and everything. You know, I just felt like it was time.”I feel really good right now and it was just definitely something I felt like it was the right time and the right thing to do. To have that load off your back, I mean I’ve been playing football for 15 years straight in a row of that grind. Just relaxing right now feels good.” Tom Brady throws to Rob Gronkowski in private LA workout, report says Gronkowski retired with 521 regular season catches for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns. He’s the Patriots’ career leader in touchdowns and is tied for the second-most receiving scores in playoff history.New England is scheduled to open training camp next week. The 30-year-old announced he was stepping away from football on Instagram in late March. He spent all nine of his NFL seasons in New England, winning three Super Bowls during his time with the team.  “It’s time to move forward and move forward with a big smile on my face knowing that the New England Patriots organization, Pats nation and all my fans will truly be a big part of my heart for the rest of my life,” Gronkowski wrote at the time. “It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great, established organization.” Related News View this post on Instagram Patriots’ Sony Michel running at ‘full tilt’ after knee surgery, report says Could Rob Gronkowski’s retirement last less than one season?There’s a “40 percent” chance Gronkowski returns to the Patriots in 2019, according to a report from ProFootballTalk, which cites an unidentified source close to the tight end.last_img read more

Senate votes to bar use of state funds to buy idle farmland

first_imgDES MOIENS — The Iowa Senate has passed a bill that would prohibit the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation from borrowing money from a state fund to purchase land for water quality projects.Senator Tim Kapucian, a farmer from Keystone, is among the 31 Republican senators who voted for the bill. “This bill is simply putting in place the intent of the original law and that is none of these dollars are to be spent for land acquisition and that’s all we ask here,” he said. “We want to continue to do water quality projects, use this money for what it was intended for.”Farmers in the senate said too much Iowa farmland has been taken out of production for conservation projects, making it difficult for beginning farmers to buy land. Democrats like Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids said the bill will undermine efforts to create wetland areas upstream that will reduce downstream flooding.“This is a practical tool that Iowa has had to help fight future flood damage and we’ve got a bill here to take that away.” Hogg said. “That is one of the cruelest, meanest things you can do, especially while half the state of Iowa is underwater.”The bill passed on a mostly party-line vote. One Republican voted against it and one Democrat voted for it.last_img read more