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Virginia drops pitcher’s duel with Syracuse

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

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The Cavaliers came up on the short end of a pitcher’s duel on Sunday as Virginia fell by a score of 1-0 to Syracuse in the series finale at Palmer Park.

Four Virginia pitchers combined to limit the Orange to two hits on the afternoon, but Syracuse (18-16, 11-13 ACC) scrapped out one run and held the Cavaliers to one hit on the afternoon to pick up the victory.

Aly Rayle (3-7) took the loss for the Cavaliers (15-29, 10-23 ACC), allowing the one run on one hit with two walks and two strikeouts. Rayle (Herndon, Va.) worked 2.0 innings in the start.

Alexa Romero (8-5) picked up the victory in the complete-game effort, allowing the one hit with four strikeouts. She did not walk a batter.

Syracuse got on the board in the second inning when Lailoni Mayfield delivered a double to score Toni Martin who reached on a walk and stole second. The one run would hold up for the duration to give Syracuse the victory.

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