Syracuse (13-7, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) defeated Elon (13-9), 4-2, on Tuesday evening at Hunt Softball Park in Elon, North Carolina, thanks in part to another strong performance from its ace, Alexa Romero. The Orange dominated both in the batter’s box and in the circle throughout the game, out-hitting the Phoenix nine to two while Romero struck out a career-high 13 batters to Elon’s six. The output broke her previous best of 12, which came against the University of Texas at San Antonio on Feb. 24.Romero started the game unlike her usual self. In the bottom of the first, the sophomore allowed a walk and a single in her first two batters. After a sacrifice bunt advanced the runners to second and third, Romero rediscovered her form by striking out the next two batters to end the inning and escape the jam.After an atypical first inning, Romero returned to the top of her game. She pitched five scoreless innings before Elon’s Ally Repko hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh. Romero went on to register her 13th strikeout on the last batter of the game. The sophomore improved to 9-4 on the season.Syracuse got on the board early after singles from Alicia Hansen and Bryce Holmgren put runners on the corners and a double steal gave SU its first run of the game. Later in the at-bat, Gabby Teran singled to right field to drive in Holmgren, extending the Orange’s lead to two. Holmgren’s single marked the eighth straight game the junior has recorded a hit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter recording two hits over the next three innings, Syracuse’s offense was revitalized in the fifth. Again, Hansen and Holmgren got on base to start the inning, before Lailoni Mayfield belted a two-RBI double to left-center to give SU a 4-0 advantage. Holmgren’s second hit in the fifth meant her ninth multi-hit game this season.Syracuse will resume conference play on Friday with the first of a three-game series against Virginia. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 13, 2018 at 7:52 pm Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Eberwein, a player for German second-tier side Holstein Kiel, made the worst ever first impression for his club on Saturday.Despite not coming off the bench for their entire game against Bochum, Eberwein still managed to almost ruin his side’s night by conceding a penalty.A shot from Bochum’s Silvere M’Boussy which was heading way off-target with even the player putting his face in his hands and letting out a scream of disappointment.However, even he couldn’t have hoped for what would happen next.The ball was touched by Eberwein, who was warming up behind the goal, before it went out of play.The referee missed it initially and gave a goal-kick but the incident was spotted after a VAR review.He then awarded a penalty and, to add insult to injury, gave Eberwein a yellow card.M’Boussy stepped up and converted the penalty, equalising for Bochum.Eberwein remained on the bench for the rest of the game but was spared any further embarrassment however as a Janni Serra goal gave his side a lucky win.FIFA’s rules state that if a substitute interferes with play, the referee has the power to award a direct free-kick or a penalty depending on where the incident took place, or restart play with a drop ball.Watch video below;Michael Eberwein has still not made a single appearance for Holstein Kiel since signing for them.