Lake Mainstay Regatta thrills hundreds of spectators

first_imgTHE Annual Lake Mainstay Regatta thrilled hundreds of spectators and fans when Dave Scott and Dave Gonsalves revived their rivalry on the waterways.The duo were tied at one win each in the unlimited class before Gonsalves turned turtle after leading the last race. Scott carried on in a restarted affair, to take the day and the champion driver award for the A Class.In race one, it was all Gonsalves who had a bad launch but managed to overturn the efforts of Scott over the five laps. Race two saw Scott, however, take the trophy with Gonsalves falling out.In race three, it seemed that Gonsalves would make it two in two, but his boat capsized ensuring that did not to happen.Thankfully, he escaped unhurt and was able to wave to his anxious fans.In category B, Clint Gonsalves disposed easily of his nearest rivals winning the 40 HP and 90 HP events and the Orin Belle Memorial.The novelty events such as the open water swimming was one by National swimmer Doris Williams, followed by Lloyd Ward and Sanjeev Ramdeen.Opening the proceedings on Sunday, Minister of Social Cohesion Dr George Norton commended the entity for putting together a great show and promised government’s support as the event moves forward.The ceremony was also graced by the Toshao of the Mainstay village and the members of the Regional Executive council.After the races, fans were treated to a stage show with several local and regional artistes. Organisers have hailed the event a success and are planning to have a bigger and better version in 2018.last_img read more

Syracuse uses 3 pitchers for just 3rd time this season in 8-6 win over Siena

first_imgAfter starting the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against Siena, AnnaMarie Gatti didn’t think she was going to pitch in the second.Syracuse beat Siena (21-18, 6-6 Mid-American Athletic), 9-1, in the first game and then used three pitchers in an 8-6 victory over the Saints in the second. It’s just the third time this season the Orange (27-21, 9-11 Atlantic Coast) has done that.“I was really cold and tight,” Gatti said, “But I said ‘It’s only one inning if I go in, so focus and do better.’”Jocelyn Cater is usually SU head coach Mike Bosch’s first option in doubleheaders, starting the first game and watching the second from the dugout. On Thursday, she didn’t play in the first, which lasted only five innings and struggled as she started the second.Cater gave up a leadoff home run to Sammy Smaldone, and followed it with three more runs allowed in as many innings.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I know I struggled a little bit, and that’s been happening to me lately,” Cater said. “More and more people know what I throw, and at times I just have to change it up.”After Cater registered a three-up, three-down fourth inning to keep Syracuse in the game, the Orange offense notched three runs in the bottom half of the inning to pull ahead, 7-4.With Cater back to start the fifth, Siena leadoff hitter Jazmin Ortiz hit a shot to first base that was snagged by Andrea Bombace. With one out on the board, Bosch pulled Cater.“It was the top of (Siena’s) lineup and they had seen me three times already,” Cater said, “So (Bosch) was just going to change it up, see how it worked.”Bosch replaced Cater with reliever Sydney O’Hara, but the Siena lineup still did damage.With a runner on first, O’Hara faced Alyssa Lancaster, and she made the mistake of floating a pitch inside on the lefty. The senior turned on it, sending a shot to deep right field. The ball eventually nestled in a bed of rocks nearly 30 feet from the fence, pulling the Saints within one.“(Siena) is a decent hitting team,” Bosch said. “They have some players, top three or four in the order, that can make things happen, and they did.”O’Hara was unfazed by the homerun, though, retiring five batters in a row over the next inning and a half to keep the Orange on top.But in the bottom of the sixth, O’Hara rounded second base after launching a deep hit to right field. The junior stumbled in the dirt, limped back to the base and called timeout.A trainer jogged out to second and helped O’Hara off the field, wrapping a bag of ice on her left knee in the dugout and putting her on crutches for the rest of the game.Luckily for the Orange, Gatti had been warming up in the bullpen the inning prior, and she took to the circle in the seventh for the save. The sophomore shut the Saints down in order, catching the final Siena batter looking to end the game.“I was already planning on bringing (Gatti) in the last inning,” Bosch said. “As a drop ball pitcher, (Gatti) is someone who would probably have groundballs, singles, versus giving up a homerun.”Bosch’s plan worked, and the Orange escaped the midweek matchup with Siena unscathed, boasting a stat sheet that showed 17 combined runs, 23 combined hits, and three different Syracuse pitchers.“We had to use all three (pitchers), so we used all three,” Bosch said. “We did what we had to do to get the win.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more