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Syracuse softball ends season with win over Cornell; ACC Tournament next

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SU’s been playing pretty well lately.

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The Syracuse Orange softball team wrapped up its regular season with a 6-2 win over regional rival Cornell at Skytop Softball Stadium on Tuesday. Weather and field conditions called the game after five innings, but SU looked dominant even in the abbreviated action.

Jessica Heese led off Syracuse’s scoring with a solo home run in the bottom of the second inning, and that was followed up by a Faith Cain RBI single in the third. SU broke the game open with a four-run fourth. Alicia Hansen knocked in two runs and eventually scored on a wild pitch, while Sammy Fernandez also came home on a wild pitch.

Cornell scored two runs on a double in the top of the fifth, but it wasn’t enough to extend the rain-soaked contest.

Syracuse finishes the season 31-18 overall, and 10-10 in the ACC after a weekend sweep of Virginia Tech. SU’s won six of eight now going into the conference tournament, which doesn’t begin until May 11.

In the meantime, they’ll await their seeding while the rest of the conference wraps up their respective schedules. Syracuse is currently seventh in the ACC. The Orange could finish as highly as sixth and as low as eighth, depending on what Notre Dame and NC State do.