​Bank of England sees ‘merit’ in stress test for pensions sector

first_imgThe Bank of England has praised the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s (EIOPA) recent pension stress testing, noting the “merit” in developing a stress test for the wider financial sector.In a report on its plans for banking sector stress testing, the UK’s central bank discussed the possibility of stress tests for the wider financial system.It noted that the use of stress tests had increased “substantially” since the 2008 financial crisis and had already been conducted for the banking sector, general and life insurers.“Consideration is also being given to supervisory stress tests of other sectors,” the report continued, noting the possibility that central counterparties (CCPs) could be subject to further investigation. Benoît Cœuré, a member of the European Central Bank’s executive board, has previously spoken of the need for CCPs to be “exceptionally robust”, while financial stability commissioner Jonathan Hill has promised to work with the US on a resolution framework for the industry.The report went on to note recent pension fund stress tests conducted by EIOPA, which concluded in August and said that such exercises were becoming increasingly important for macro-prudential policy.“The Bank believes there is merit in seeking to develop tools for stress testing the UK financial system as a whole,” it said. It argued that such a wider stress test would be in line with its financial policy committee to monitor financial stability risk beyond the banking sector.It added that any wider-ranging stress test would examine not an individual company’s ability to withstand shocks but rather broader systemic risks and how these might impact providers in the UK.Pension funds would be captured by the proposed stress test, as any change in their “willingness” to hold certain assets could lead to declining asset prices, which would in turn impact other market participants.The Financial Stability Board (FSB), chaired by Bank of England governor Mark Carney, recently suspended work on regulation for asset managers and the systemic risk posed by the sector.During the FSB’s consultation, asset managers were critical that parts of the pension sector were not captured by the Board’s definition of systemically important financial institutions.last_img read more

Pa ‘shoots’ son after argument

first_imgJason reportedly signed an affidavitthat he won’t hold his father criminally liable for what happened. His 22-year-old son Jason only sustaineda graze wound on his neck caused by his own father’s gun. ILOILO City – A 52-year-old man wasarrested for shooting his son after a quarrel in Barangay Talisay, BarotacNuevo, Iloilo. Larry Belandres, a resident of thevillage, was taken to the municipal police station. center_img Police officers however charged Larrywith violating Republic Act 10591, or theComprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act./PN According to police investigation, Jasonand Larry figured in a heated argument that ended up with the latter shootinghis son using an improvised 12-gauge shotgun around 12:50 p.m. on Sunday. last_img read more

Police investigating death in Osgood

first_imgOSGOOD, Ind. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department along with the Osgood Police, the Indiana State Police, and the Ripley County Corner’s Officer are investigating a death in Osgood.According to Police on Sunday, police responded to a 911 call regarding a male who was possibly deceased.When personnel arrived, they found Scott Manis Sr., 50, and declared him deceased on the scene.An autopsy was performed on Monday, but the results have not been released.last_img

Girls Area Basketball Sectional Scores (2-5)

first_imgGirls Area Basketball Sectional Scores Wednesday  (2-5)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ WaldronOldenburg  62     Hauser  50Waldron  46     Southwestern  30    Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ South DearbornGreensburg  58     Rushville  50South Dearborn  39     Franklin County  37   (OT)last_img

De Bruyne may miss Belgium League games for birth of child

first_imgRelatedPosts Batshuayi double helps Belgium to massive win over Iceland Castagne signs Leicester City deal Nigerian international pens RC Genk four-year deal Kevin De Bruyne may miss Belgium’s opening game of the Nations League on Saturday with his wife set to give birth to their third child, team officials said on Wednesday.De Bruyne, known as “the Belgian Pele” in his homeland, did not join up with the rest of the squad when they assembled in Belgium on Tuesday to prepare for matches against Denmark in Copenhagen on Saturday and then Iceland in Brussels next Tuesday. De Bruyne has permission to stay with his family and his participation will depend on the birth, added a Belgian football association spokesman.The squad had already been hit by the withdrawals of striker Divok Origi, goalkeeper Hendrik Van Crombrugge, defenders Dedryck Boyata and Elias Cobbaut and midfielder Nacer Chadli, who all reported injuries.Defender Thomas Vermaelen was unable to travel from Japan because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.Coach Roberto Martínez has only called up Ghent goalkeeper Davy Roef as cover.Reuters/NAN. Tags: BelgiumDe Bruynelast_img read more

The Latest: USL’s Indy Eleven to return with limited fans

first_img“This is one of the hardest decisions athletic departments have to make, but it comes at a time when we are facing the most serious financial challenge we have ever seen,” Boise State athletic director Curt Apsey said in a statement Thursday.The cut to baseball comes after the program was recently reinstated. The school announced in 2017 that baseball was being added after it had been discontinued following the 1980 season. The 2020 season was Boise State’s return, but the Broncos played only 14 games before the season was canceled.The school said all scholarships for athletes in the affected programs, including incoming 2020 signings, will be honored.___Finishers of the virtual Boston Marathon will receive their medals in an Amazon package instead of having a volunteer drape it around their necks on Boylston Street. Race organizers announced plans for the event on Thursday. Runners will have from Sept. 7-14 to complete the 26.2-mile distance and submit proof. There is no time limit, but it must be completed in one continuous run.Also included in the post-race package will be a participation shirt, a program, a bottle opener and other unspecified celebratory items.The virtual race is open for those who had already registered for the real one, which was scheduled for April 20 and then put off until Sept. 14 before it was canceled. The cost to register for the virtual race is $50.The Boston Athletic Association says it is encouraging the more than 10,000 volunteers who had signed up to give back to their communities in another way. They can receive their volunteer jacket or donate it to a front-line worker.___ Associated Press July 2, 2020 The Latest: USL’s Indy Eleven to return with limited fans More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Security checks will be conducted with walk-through magnetometers and ticket-scanning will be contactless. Concession lines will be marked with spots 6 feet apart, condiments will be served in single-serve packets, refills of food or beverages will not be allowed and most items will be served in sealed containers or wraps.Players, referees and staff who are not competing on the field also will be required to wear face coverings. Flag bearers, player escorts and ball kids will not be used, and players will be discouraged from celebrating with hugs or high-fives.Ten of Indy’s 15 remaining games will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium.Indianapolis also will be hosting the first NHRA drag racing events next Saturday with limited fans in attendance.___ Rojas said all other coaches and players have reported for intake screening. Assistant hitting coach Tom Slater will substitute on site for Davis, who lives in Arizona during the offseason.“I think we’re going to get the best of Chili whether he’s with us at the start of camp or whether he’s working remotely. I mean, we’re in constant communication. Chili and I practically talk every day and he’s in communication with the coaches,” Rojas said. “So he’s going to be helping us. He’s a great asset, he’s got great knowledge, great experience. He helps the players with hitting, with playing the game. He helps the coaches as well with his view of the game. So he is going to be working remotely and we’re going to feel his presence.”___Boise State is cutting its baseball and women’s swimming and diving programs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.The program cuts, along with additional department and program operating reductions, will reduce the overall athletic budget by nearly $3 million. League officials announced a 263-game schedule that will be played over a 13-week span, leading to a 16-team playoff scheduled for October.Indy also released a nearly 2,000-word document about changes that will be implemented at the stadium, home of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, to protect those inside from COVID-19.Changes include mandatory face coverings inside the stadium except when people are eating or drinking, limiting groups to four or fewer tickets, separating those groups with at least four empty seats and using a minimum of every other row to maintain social distancing.Tailgating will not be permitted. Fans also will enter the stadium in staggered 15-minute shifts and will exit by row with those nearest the exits leaving first.Each ticket holder also will be asked if they’ve been in close contact with anyone who had a confirmed case of COVID-19 and if they are experiencing specific symptoms of the illness before they can undergo a temperature check. Anyone topping 100.4 degrees will not be admitted, though fans can request a recheck after a cooling down period. The French Open will be held with fans when it starts in September.The French Tennis Federation has written on Twitter that tickets will go on sale to the general public on July 16. The FFT did not give more information as to how many fans will be allowed at Roland Garros for the Sept. 27-Oct. Oct. 11 tournament.The clay-court tournament had been scheduled to start on May 24. It then got postponed to Sept. 20 because of the coronavirus pandemic and then pushed back another week.The FFT has prepared a health and safety protocol to ensure the safety of fans.___center_img The Boston Red Sox are getting ready to open their spring training reboot at Fenway Park.On Thursday, a day before the team was scheduled to hold its first workouts, weights and exercise equipment were set up in the concourse to allow players to work out with more social distancing than the usual cramped facilities would allow.Masked grounds crew members worked to get the field ready.Baseball suspended spring training in March because of the coronavirus outbreak and delayed opening day. The players and owners agreed last month to try again, with teams reporting for workouts on Friday and the first games of a 60-game schedule to be played in empty ballparks on July 23 or 24.Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was at Fenway on Thursday to sign an order allowing the Red Sox to open the ballpark without fans as the state launches Phase 3 of its reopening plan. ___New York Mets hitting coach Chili Davis will continue working remotely when the team’s summer camp opens Friday.The New York Post was first to report that the 60-year-old Davis won’t be on site at Citi Field for the beginning of practices because of concerns about the coronavirus.“The timeline for him to join us is uncertain yet,” new Mets manager Luis Rojas said on a video call Thursday.The Post, citing anonymous sources in its report, said Davis does not have the virus. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will return to action next Saturday with limited fans at Lucas Oil Stadium. The link between Wimbledon and strawberries is muddy but the main theory has to do with timing. Strawberry season in Britain just happens to coincide with the tennis tournament.Cream is optional.___Novak Djokovic says he and his wife have now tested negative for the coronavirus.The top-ranked player tested positive for the virus after playing in an exhibition series he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the pandemic. The cancellation of the Wimbledon tennis tournament has led to a “berry” big boon for health care workers in London.The All England Club says it will donate 200 portions of strawberries to workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic every day.The club says more than 26,000 strawberries that would have been used for Wimbledon are being prepared by staff for delivery.Wimbledon says it is a “small gesture of appreciation for the dedicated service of the NHS during what would have been The Championships Fortnight.”Wimbledon was canceled this year for the first time since World War II because of the pandemic. The tournament had been scheduled to start on Monday. West Indies cricket coach Phil Simmons has mixed with his squad again in Manchester after passing his latest test for the coronavirus.Simmons returned from his father-in-law’s funeral last week and had been self-isolating in his hotel room at Old Trafford.He had been watching the team’s intrasquad match from his balcony but was allowed to interact with his players after passing a third consecutive virus test.The first test against England starts on Wednesday.___ His media team says “Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena are negative for COVID-19. That was shown by the results of the PCR tests that both had in Belgrade.”The statement says both had no symptoms and that they were in self-isolation in the Serbian capital since testing positive 10 days ago.Djokovic was the fourth player to come down with the virus after participating in matches held in Belgrade and Zadar, Croatia. The others were three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki.___Swiss soccer club St. Gallen says a player tested positive for coronavirus after visiting family in Serbia. The Swiss league leaders say they allowed Boris Babić to make the two-week trip while recovering from a serious knee injury.The 22-year-old forward tested positive upon his return. The club says he does not have symptoms and is in self-quarantine.St. Gallen says Babić has not had contact with his teammates.Attention on Serbia’s rising number of coronavirus cases followed Novak Djokovic and three other tennis players testing positive at a tournament he organized in Serbia and Croatia last month.___last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img—New York Rangers forward Brendan Lemieux has been suspended by the NHL for the first two games of the team’s preliminary-round series against Carolina because of an illegal check that injured Colorado forward Joonas Donskoi in March. The NHL waited until return to play guidelines were in place before making a ruling. The suspension means Lemieux will miss the first two games of the Rangers’ best-of-five series against Carolina, which opens in Toronto on August 1. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets and Giants announced they will not have fans at home games this season “until further notice” because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams, who play at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, and have separate training facilities in the state, released a joint statement Monday after Gov. Phil Murphy announced an executive order limiting outdoor public gatherings to 500 people.The Jets and Giants say the decision to not have fans – at least for now – was reached after discussions with Murphy, with the health and safety of fans, players and staff being considered.The teams also announced that “out of an abundance of caution,” fans will not be able to attend training camp practices this summer.VIRUS OUTBREAK-MLB-BLUE JAYS The league, in consultation with its players, is not revealing the identity of players who test positive, or their teams. The two players who tested positive are self-isolating per national and local health protocols.A total of 2,618 tests of more than 800 players from July 13-17 were done by the league. Training camps opened July 13, with 24 teams preparing to compete in an expanded playoff format in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta, starting on Aug. 1.Teams are scheduled to travel to both hub cities on Sunday.The NHL reported it had 33 players test positive during the period after the league paused its season in March to the start of camps.In other NHL news: Associated Press July 21, 2020 KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs began the intake process for first-year players Monday after the NFL gave them the go-ahead along with the Houston Texans, their opponent in the season opener Sept. 10. But it could be quite a while before they get on the field for training camp. All players must test negative twice before they are admitted to the facility, then they will spend a couple of days doing the more routine physicals and getting their equipment sorted out. Veterans are due July 28, and coach Andy Reid said it could be 10 days after that before full practices begin.NFL-JETS-GIANTS-FANSNo fans at Jets or Giants games — Major League Baseball is adding on-field advertising this season, both real and virtual. Allowed locations include the back of the pitcher’s mound, behind home plate, on tarps in the stands and in the grass in foul territory down the first-base lines. Teams have the choice whether to make the ads real or project them virtually during telecasts. In addition, physical ads can be put on the on-deck circle. — Oakland Athletics left-hander A.J. Puk has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a shoulder strain. He planned to travel to Los Angeles to be examined. The injury also bothered him during spring training. Right-hander Daniel Mengden will move into the rotation in Puk’s place. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLTwo players test positive during early days of training campUNDATED (AP) — The NHL says only two players tested positive for COVID-19 during the first five days of training camp last week.center_img —San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler knelt during the national anthem along with several of his players before first pitch of an exhibition game against the Athletics in Oakland. Right fielder Jaylin Davis and first base coach Antoan Richardson also took a knee, with shortstop Brandon Crawford standing between them with a hand on each of their shoulders. Davis held his right hand over his heart and Richardson clasped his hands in front of him.— The Atlanta Braves have removed a “Chop On” sign that sat near an entrance to Truist Park as the team considers its stance on fans’ tomahawk chop chant. The removal of the wooden sign came as the team changed its slogan from “Chop On” to “For The A” for the 2020 season. —The Kansas City Royals have placed right-hander Jakob Junis on the injured list to allow him to continue preparing for the season. He missed the first part of summer camp following a positive test for the coronavirus. The Royals said he was cleared about a week ago to return to baseball activities. Junis went 9-14 with a 5.24 ERA in 31 starts last season.—Major League Baseball has doubled the isolated camera angles available for video review from 12 to 24 and arranged for high-frame rate cameras to stream directly to the new replay operations center and ballpark video rooms. The time each manager has to decide whether to challenge an umpire’s call has been cut from 30 seconds to 20. — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious disease expert, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the first game of Major League Baseball’s pandemic-delayed regular season. The Washington Nationals announced Fauci accepted the team’s invitation to have the pregame honor Thursday. He is a self-described fan of the reigning World Series champions. The Nationals host the New York Yankees to open the season nearly four months after it originally was scheduled to begin. Blue Jays talk to other teams about sharing ballparkTORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are talking to the Pittsburgh Pirates about sharing a major league ballpark this season after Canada’s government barred them from playing in their home stadium amid the coronavirus pandemic. Pirates President Travis Williams confirmed the talks and sounded ready to welcome the Blue Jays. Williams calls it a challenge but says if the Pirates are able to safely accommodate the Blue Jays, it will bring international attention to Pittsburgh. Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins says the team is focused on getting into a major league facility and has more than five backup plans.In other MLB news: Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL chief medical officer, said more than one negative test is required before players initially enter the building to begin physical exams or any form of team activity. After two weeks of daily testing, if the rate of those positive tests falls below 5% among players and Tier I and Tier II individuals, as described in previously NFL protocols, testing would go to every other day. If the rate of positive tests doesn’t fall below that threshold, daily testing would continue until it drops.The new protocols were announced as rookies for Houston and Kansas City were set to report to camp Monday. Rookies for other teams begin arriving Tuesday. NFL-CHIEFSChiefs won’t take the field for a while Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-TESTING POLICY NFL players to be tested daily for COVID-19 first 2 weeksUNDATED (AP) — NFL players will be tested daily for the coronavirus for at least the first two weeks of training camp per the league’s new testing protocols. The new policy was approved by the NFL and the players’ union. Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

VB : Syracuse freshmen Shen, Fisher ahead of learning curve

first_imgYing Shen may still be adjusting to the American way of life, but this past weekend at the Big Orange Tournament she seemed to be well-adjusted to life on the collegiate volleyball court.‘I try my best to adjust,’ said Shen, a freshman outside hitter. ‘I do many things by myself, but [coach Jing Pu] helps me with some student life, some homesickness, but most of the things Iíve adjusted by myself.’The Nanjing, China, native is one of nine freshmen making the quick adjustment to college volleyball for the Orange. Six of those first-year players helped Syracuse to a sweep of the Big Orange Tournament and a 3-0 start that includes a victory over Sacred Heart, an NCAA tournament team a year ago.This weekend, SU travels to Utah for the Utah State tournament. The team will play three games in two days as part of the tournament, plus a fourth game on Monday at Utah Valley.Shen undoubtedly headlined the freshman class, sparking the rally that brought the Orange back from a two-set deficit against Youngstown State with eight kills and two aces.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShe even earned a spot on the all-tournament team along with senior outside hitter Noemie Lefebvre. Syracuse was the only team with multiple players on the all-tournament team.In addition to Shen, SU saw major contributions from two other freshmen as well.‘Andrea Fisher and Nicolette Serratore were huge,’ assistant coach Kelly Morrisroe said of the two outside hitters. ‘Just being able to, as freshmen, come in, play all around and make a really big impact.’Fisher was second on the team in kills with 34 over the weekend, and Serratore chipped in with 13 digs.With that comeback against Youngstown State, the Orange freshmen have already been through many of the ups and downs in one weekend that most go through later in the season. This experience puts the SU freshmen ahead of the typical learning curve.‘It was a lesson to take away on that game,’ Lefebvre said. ‘We knew we could do a lot better, but we didnít sit on it even though we were down by two. I think it shows a lot of character to come back and win this game.’This weekend could provide an even tougher challenge for the Orange as SU heads west for the Utah State Tournament. And while the freshmen may appear to be ahead of schedule now, they need to maintain this level of play to continue to be successful, especially since the team lost key senior leadership with the departure of Sarah Hayes, Mindy Stanislovaitis and Hayley Todd.The team also has a 21-game nonconference winning streak it hopes to keep alive.‘Weíre definitely going to have to show a better level of play and probably be even more consistent, as there are better teams than the one we faced this weekend,’ Lefebvre said.Not only will Syracuse take on tournament host Utah State, who went to the NCAA tournament last year, but both Texas State and Idaho State simply boast larger teams than the Orange is used to playing against.‘Weíve started looking at video on these teams and theyíre big out there,’ Morrisroe said. ‘Thereís going be a lot of size that we didnít see last weekend, so our girls really need to learn how to hit around a block and things like that.’Shen and Fisher, the two freshmen hitters who contributed most to this weekendís 3-0 performance, both stand at 5 feet 11 inches tall.Texas State boasts three hitters that are 6 feet 3 inches. This means the Orange might have to find other ways to score besides the outside.‘Weíre really going to have to learn how to score more in the middle,’ Morrisroe said. ‘Weíve got to get our middles more involved, especially in the transition game.’While itís a good start for this freshman class, this weekend will provide some new challenges.Not only will Utah State and Texas Stateís size bring matchup issues SU didnít see last weekend, but the Orange freshmen will be going on the road for the first time in their careers.‘Obviously, going to Utah weíre going to have a lot of things to deal with as far as time change and elevation and things like that,’ Morrisroe said. ‘But weíve got to go out there, and we know that we can contend.’dbwilson@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2center_img Commentslast_img read more

School of Social Work houses new center

first_imgThe School of Social Work announced on Sept. 9 that it will begin housing the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement.The center works to increase awareness of the role that schools can play in helping students cope during times of crisis, according to the School of Social Work.The NCSCB is known for giving educators, agencies and organizations resources to help with crisis management in vulnerable populations.The organization aims to emphasize the role schools can play when critical situations occur and collaborates with various organizations and agencies to improve upon this goal and to function as a source for information, training resources, consultation and technical support.The center’s relocation to USC will give it access to the School of Social Work’s experience with school-based social work as well as its reputation, research facilities and faculty,“We believe the addition of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement will help us make even more important and far-reaching contributions to better prepare schools to provide grieving students the support and care they need,” Marilyn Flynn, dean of the School of Social Work, said in a statement.The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement was initially founded by David Schonfeld. Schonfeld is a professor of practice at the School of Social Work and is director of the center.“Together, this partnership will allow to us to collectively build on efforts to help schools meet the needs of children and staff at times of crisis and loss,” Schonfeld said in the release.Schonfeld is also active in the American Academy of Pediatrics Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council and the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission and the National Commission on Children and Disasters. He also supervises the Coalition to Support Grieving Students.The center started with funding from the Sept. 11 Children’s Fund and the National Philanthropic Trust. The center currently has support from the New York Life Foundation, which gives the center the ability to provide services to educators in school-based settings.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