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Syracuse beats Lehigh, 9-2

Courtesy of Syracuse Athletics

Syracuse prepares for an opponent at the Citrus Classic in Florida this weekend.

Syracuse (7-5) beat Lehigh (3-1) Saturday evening, 9-2. One day after getting swept in a doubleheader on Friday, when SU struggled to score, the Orange notched 14 hits against Lehigh.

Syracuse shelled Lehigh starting pitcher, Parker Boyd, who lasted only three innings and gave up all nine runs to the Orange.

Bryce Holmgren continued her streak as SU’s best hitter. She went 4-4 at the plate, slashing a double, two RBIs and a run scored. The sophomore transfer is batting .462.

Holmgren, Sammy Fernandez, Sydney O’Hara, and Alyssa Dewes each collected at least two hits on Saturday. In the circle, AnneMarie Gatti and O’Hara combined to toss nine strikeouts, allowing only three hits each.

Errors continued to plague Syracuse, as second baseman Alicia Hansen made two and third baseman Hannah Dossett made one. Gatti and O’Hara combined to allow six walks, too. But the pair pitched well under pressure, leaving 13 Lehigh players on base.

Also on Saturday, SU played an unmarked exhibition game against the Czech Republic National Team. Syracuse plays its final two games of the Citrus Classic on Sunday, with the first coming against Elon at 9:30 a.m., followed by Morgan State at 11:45 a.m.

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