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Email marketing: To opt in or opt out?

first_imgA question for marketers.by: Karen BankstonMembers who supply their email address to their credit union have opted in to receive messages, and using that permission judiciously by sending only messages that will interest or benefit them is the best way to head off their desire to opt out.If they do exercise that option, the credit union’s best response to comply with the CAN-SPAM Act and members’ wishes is to remove them from your email marketing entirely.To prevent that eventuality, Ron Daly, formerly president/CEO and now chairman of CUES Supplier member and partner DigitalMailer, Herndon, Va., suggests proactively giving members a range of opt-in choices up front: Do they want to receive your newsletter? Educational content on specific topics (such as shopping for a house and mortgage, protecting and improving their credit standing, and/or saving for retirement)? Rate updates? Special offers? That approach gives members the ability to opt out of specific emails down the road but still receive other useful messages and after-market cross-selling, he notes.A related strategy is developing a variety of email newsletters, based on demographics, family circumstances, and special interests. That way members could sign up for newsletters and articles on the credit union’s community connections and financial tips for families with young children, for example, or for financing a business start-up or managing retirement accounts. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Selden Man Charged With Hit-and-run Boat Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Selden man has been arrested for allegedly crashing a boat into rocks in Patchogue and fleeing the scene, leaving behind an injured woman over the holiday weekend, Suffolk County police said.Mark Tricarico surrendered Thursday to Fifth Precinct officers, who charged him with leaving the scene of a boating accident involving injury.Police said the 31-year-old man was behind the wheel of a 23-foot Sea Ray boat when he crashed into the west jetty at the entrance of the Patchogue River at 9:20 p.m. Sunday.A 29-year-old Farmingdale woman who was on the boat was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.Witnesses had reportedly told investigators that up to seven people were on the boat at the time and fled, but when authorities found some of them nearby the crash scene, none were cooperative, police have said.Tricarico will be arraigned at a later date.last_img read more

New asylums may help most violent

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion The gun violence fracturing America has produced a new debate over whether the perpetrators of this violence should be put into hospitals designed to help them. It would be better to do this beforehand rather than after the act.That’s the case for the asylum. President Trump has called for more asylums and is joined by some psychiatrists.The new asylum is a more transparent version that provides long-term treatment options. Adults lacking insight and who are chronically psychotic, unable to care for themselves, and potentially dangerous have few high-quality long-term care options available, said Dr. Dominic Sisti, a University of Pennsylvania psychologist. He noted the extreme shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds in the United States and the disastrous policy of states to let the supply of beds dwindle to 1850 levels. That’s what is believed to have led so many distraught and dangerous young men to go untreated and living in our midst as potential time bombs.Today, for the unsafe and unstable, the choice is either prison, homelessness and short-term hospitalization or else long-term psychiatric care. A return to asylums that are safe, modern and humane is believed “morally appropriate.”The Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital in Massachusetts, which combines treatment with research and medical education, is a modern model for asylums where patients are treated with dignity and respect. It may take more than the extended efforts of psychiatrists to work miracles on the angriest individuals, but the ideas are promising.Roy NevilleSchenectadyThe writer is former president of NAMI Schenectady and its newsletter editor.More from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcyEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady’s Lucas Rodriguez forging his own path in dance, theater, musicSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashlast_img read more

World offers support, condolences to Lebanon after devastating blasts

first_imgEmergency medical aid and pop-up field hospitals were dispatched to Lebanon on Wednesday, as the world offered assistance and paid tribute to the victims of the huge explosion that devastated Beirut.The blast centered on the city’s port caused massive destruction and killed more than 100 people, heaping misery on a country already in crisis.Emergency medical aid from Kuwait arrived in the Lebanese capital on Wednesday morning, as the Lebanese Red Cross said that more than 4,000 people were being treated for injuries after the explosion which sent glass shards and debris flying. Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab has called on “friendly countries” to support a nation already reeling from its worst economic crisis in decades as well as the coronavirus pandemic.Gulf states were among the first to respond, with Qatar announcing it would send field hospitals to ease pressure on Lebanon’s strained medical system.Crews at Doha’s Al-Udeid airbase loaded hundreds of collapsible beds, generators and burn sheets onto an air force cargo plane, one of four due to fly from the Gulf to the Mediterranean on Wednesday.Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said in a message to his Lebanese counterpart that Tehran was “ready to offer medical and medicinal aid and help treat the injured”. Jordan’s King Abdullah II also promised to dispatch a field hospital.  ‘Stay strong, Lebanon’ Close allies and traditional adversaries of Lebanon alike sent their condolences, with Iran and Saudi Arabia — long rivals for influence over the country — both sending messages of support.”Our thoughts and prayers are with the great and resilient people of Lebanon,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.”Stay strong, Lebanon.”Saudi Arabia said it was following the situation with “great concern”.Unusually, neighboring Israel offered humanitarian aid — to a country with which it is still technically at war.”Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, on behalf of the State of Israel, have offered the Lebanese government — via international intermediaries — medical and humanitarian aid, as well as immediate emergency assistance,” a statement said.UN chief Antonio Guterres expressed his “deepest condolences … following the horrific explosions in Beirut” which he said had also injured some United Nations personnel.US President Donald Trump said “it looks like a terrible attack” and that US generals had told him that the powerful explosions appeared to have been caused by a “bomb of some kind”, without offering evidence.Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani wished “a speedy recovery for the injured,” while the United Arab Emirates’ vice president and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, tweeted “our condolences to our beloved people in Lebanon”.Egypt expressed “deep concern” at the destruction, and Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul Gheit offered condolences, stressing “the importance of finding the truth about the explosions”.Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad wrote to his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun that “on behalf of the Syrian Arab people, we extend our sincere condolences to you and the Lebanese people”.Outside the region, President Vladimir Putin said that “Russia shares the grief of the Lebanese people”, according to a Kremlin statement.”I ask you to convey words of sympathy and support to the families and friends of the victims, as well as wishes for a speedy recovery to all affected.”British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called the pictures and videos from Beirut “shocking”.French President Emmanuel Macron said in a tweet in Arabic that “France is at the side of Lebanon. Always.”His office said two military planes would take off for Lebanon later Wednesday with search and rescue experts, 15 tons of sanitary equipment and a mobile clinic. “The field hospital will include specialists and medical staff, to contribute in offering medical services and treatment to support our brothers in Lebanon,” Jordanian state television said in a report.Dutch authorities announced that 67 aid workers were headed for Beirut, including doctors, police officers and firefighters. Topics :last_img read more

Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores (12-9)

first_imgArea Boys & Girls Basketball ScoresSaturday  (12-9)Boys ScoresBrownstown  72     South Ripley  42Plainfield  49     Batesville  44South Dearborn  56     Franklin County  45Milan  84     Waldron  39Edinburgh  50     North Decatur  49Indian Creek  70     Oldenburg  43SW Hanover  50     Carroll County  40Franklin  79     Hauser  64Rushville  66     Blue River  47Pendleton Heights  33     Connersville  30  (OT)Girls ScoresEast Central  69     South Dearborn  33South Ripley  54     Franklin County  22Jac-Cen-Del  72     Morristown  51Edinburgh  50     Milan  45Greensburg  80     Rushville  45Lawrenceburg  56     Connersville  49Switz. County  50     Shawe Memorial  45Triton Central  56     SW Shelby  39last_img read more

UWF Basketball Set to Host Holiday Tournaments This Weekend !!

first_imgUWF Basketball Set to Host Holiday Tournaments This Weekend !! Share Dec. 27, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – Both the men and women will be hosting holiday basketball tournaments on December 29th and 30th. The Women’s Holiday Classic tournament will involve Henderson State, Arkansas Monticello, West Alabama and West Florida. The Women’s games will be at Noon and 2:00 pm for both Saturday and Sunday, with the Argonauts playing at 2:00 pm each day. The Men’s tournament is the Comfort Inn-Pensacola Beach Hoop Classic, and will involve Fayetteville State, Missouri – St. Louis, Ouachita Baptist, and West Florida. The Men’s games will be at 4:30 and 6:30 pm for both Saturday and Sunday, with the Argonauts tipping off in the 6:30pm game each day.The women’s tournament features a West vs. East Gulf South Conference cross-over. On Saturday, Arkansas Monticello will play West Alabama at Noon, and then West Florida will host Henderson State at 2:00 pm. Arkansas Monticello and Henderson State represent the West Division of the Gulf South Conference, while West Florida and West Alabama represent the East Division. Arkansas Monticello comes into the tournament with a 6-4 record, while West Alabama is currently 3-6. The 2:00 pm game features a 5-4 Henderson State team vs. the 5-6 Argonauts. On Sunday, West Alabama will tip off vs. Henderson State, while the Argos will battle with Arkansas Monticello.The UWF women have lost three consecutive games, and have not played a home game since November 27th, when they defeated Albany State 75-65. The last five games were played on the road, and the Argos won the first two, but then lost to Loyola, St. Leo, and Tampa before the Christmas break. West Florida is led in scoring by freshman Chelsea Patterson at 12.5 points per game. Sophomore Dominique Boykins is averaging 10.2 points per game, and shooting 51% from the field. Senior Tara Russ leads the team in rebounding with 7.4 per contest, while sophomore Point Guard Amy Drake is dishing out 4.2 assists per game. Despite shooting less than 35% in the previous two losses, the Argos are shooting 40% from the field for the season.The West Florida women will take on two teams that rank first and third in the GSC in three-point shooting. Arkansas Monticello makes 10 three pointers per game and connects on 38% of their long range shots, while Henderson State is shooting 36% from three point land. Arkansas Monticello is led by Andrea Dubose at 14.8 points per game, while Kristi Martin is scoring 12.1 points per game. Henderson State is lead by Chanlee Bottoms and Jazmine Ellis, who are both scoring 12.3 points per game.UWF Holiday Classic (Women’s Tournament):Dec 29:Noon: Arkansas Monticello vs. West Alabama2:00pm:WEST FLORIDA vs. Henderson StateDec 30:Noon:Henderson State vs. West Alabama2:00pm:WEST FLORIDA vs. Arkansas Monticello Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Barca, Real Madrid players begin virus testing

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Players at Barcelona and Real Madrid started to undergo coronavirus tests on Wednesday as La Liga clubs planned to return to restricted training ahead of the proposed resumption of the season next month.Barca captain Lionel Messi and France international Antoine Griezmann were among players pictured arriving one by one in their cars at the club’s training centre early Wednesday morning. Players at Madrid, including Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema, also underwent health checks at Real’s training base on the outskirts of the city.Results from the coronavirus tests are typically known within 48 hours.The testing is part of the league’s strict medical protocol with which teams must comply before a return to training.Atletico Madrid, who will also carry out tests Wednesday, are aiming to resume training immediately the results are known, if all goes to plan.The first of a four-phase de-escalation programme announced by the Spanish government last week would allow players to initially train alone, with a maximum of six players allowed on the pitch. Players will be expected to arrive on club premises already in their kit and wear a mask and gloves when not training.After each session they will be given a bag with clothes for the next day.La Liga’s programme will then permit training in small groups before a return to larger team sessions.In the fourth and final phase, scheduled for early June, the government have said outside events can go ahead when attended by fewer than 400 people.La Liga is proposing to complete its season behind closed doors, with games starting again in the middle of June. “People’s health is paramount, so we have a comprehensive protocol to safeguard the health of everyone involved as we work to restart La Liga,” league president Javier Tebas said on Monday.“Circumstances are unprecedented, but we hope to start playing again in June and finish our 19/20 season this summer.”Spain has been one of the worst-hit countries in the world by the coronavirus pandemic, with almost 26,000 deaths in the country according to the latest figures on Wednesday.Tags: BarcelonaCoronavirus TestsCOVID-19La Liga ReturnReal Madridlast_img read more

Analysis: Man City stained by scandal, mired in uncertainty

first_img Associated Press Analysis: Man City stained by scandal, mired in uncertainty City is not a club that likes to be challenged, favoring annual in-house gentler “interviews” with its chairman rather than open news briefings.When it comes to legal cases, spending on a strong squad is the answer just like on the field. Legal representatives from three different firms were deployed by City at CAS in a hearing last year attempting to get the case thrown out. UEFA was outnumbered 8-2 by City lawyers.It was the type of defeat City has not become accustomed to in the Sheikh Mansour era.It was a team that for years wearily watched neighbor Manchester United dominate the Premier League, partly while playing in the third tier before beginning the ascent back to the Premier League in 1999. Abu Dhabi wealth ensured City could compete with United to spend on players in a manner unimaginable before 2008.When City beat United to the Premier League title in the closing minutes of the 2011-12 season it ended a 44-year title drought. The Premier League trophy has been collected three times more since then and it’s currently in City’s possession after edging Liverpool by a single point last season. Factor in too that City will still have to comply with FFP rules if it qualifies for Europe again in 2022. So, once again, regardless of the owner’s wealth, lavish spending on players will be not feasible. And just like in the early years of Sheikh Mansour’s ownership, City will have to convince players to join and settle for not playing in the Champions League.City’s place in the game and world sport is diminished again. The vehicle to promote the Abu Dhabi brand is now associated by many with rule-bending rather than just excellence in sport.___Rob Harris is at www.twitter.com/RobHarris If you don’t play by the rules, you don’t get to play in the Champions League. For two seasons in City’s case. It doesn’t matter if Pep Guardiola is the coach or you have some of the world’s most expensive players in the team.Banishing such a wealthy, powerful club from its elite competition was a test of resolve.Not for the leadership of UEFA but the independent investigatory and adjudicatory bodies, with the final verdict decided by a panel headed by a European Court of Justice judge.When City complained on Friday night that “this is a case initiated by UEFA, prosecuted by UEFA and judged by UEFA,” it was a statement seemingly as misleading as some of its financial reporting.City appeared to hope the public and UEFA would never discover it was allegedly funneling money around Abu Dhabi to fund sponsorships that helped to ensure it complied with Champions League spending rules. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLONDON (AP) — Manchester City is now a tainted champion. A club transformed by lavish investment in part to promote the emirate of Abu Dhabi on the world stage is damaged by deceptions in the pursuit of glory on the soccer field.Cut through all the raging against the footballing prosecutors by City, UEFA showed there is a price to pay for misleading the governing body of European soccer. Already there were questions about the club’s reliance to raise revenue on sponsorships from Abu Dhabi when it has been owned since 2008 by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and a member of Abu Dhabi’s royal family.The alleged scheming was only discovered thanks to leaked internal correspondence that City believes should be inadmissible because it is “hacked or stolen” materials. The club has never disputed the authenticity of the documentation gained by German publication Der Spiegel and published in 2018. Nor has it publicly challenged Financial Fair Play rules.In fact, City accepted the need to be monitored by rules restricting losses and the ability of owners to pump money into clubs for spending on players when it first reached a settlement in 2014 to avoid a Champions League ban.It is the 2012-16 financial submission from City that became subject to UEFA scrutiny again when the trove of leaks was published appearing to show how the true source of income was being allegedly covered up. Even though Etihad Airways was paying for naming rights and jersey sponsorship, the company appeared to receive most of it back from City’s Abu Dhabi holding company.According to UEFA City overstated sponsorship revenue and break-even information in documentation. With City planning to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the Champions League ban and 30 million euro fine, more extensive details from the case should become public. City will soon be surrendering the silverware to Liverpool due to its 25-point deficit in the league rather than any investigations. The Premier League, though, continues to look into the financial dealings unearthed in the leaks.The one trophy that has eluded City is the one — as it stands — it won’t get to compete for again after this season until 2022-23.And what prospect of Guardiola sticking around for the entire period in European exile, with his City contract in its final 18 months already?Guardiola has been the public face from City defending the club’s conduct, but he is far removed from the financial division. The loss of Champions League television and prize money alone — almost 100 million euros last season — will prove costly to City’s domestic mission to provide a greater challenge to Liverpool next season. February 15, 2020last_img read more

Men’s basketball: Wisconsin to take on talented Arizona team with spot in Final Four on the line

first_imgLOS ANGELES – It was the matchup that everyone had circled when the brackets for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament were revealed on March 15.A rematch of last season’s West Regional final between Wisconsin and Arizona was possible once again this season as the top-seeded Badgers and second-seeded Wildcats were set to meet in the Elite Eight in Los Angeles should both teams win their first three games.Fast forward 13 days and it’s game on once again, as Wisconsin (34-3) and Arizona (34-3) will play Saturday at the Staples Center in the West Regional finals for a berth in the Final Four.Last season’s game between the Badgers and Wildcats was perhaps one of the best of the tournament as Wisconsin snuck out a 64-63 win in overtime to advance to its first Final Four under current head coach Bo Ryan. Wisconsin forward and Big Ten Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky had essentially his national coming out game against Arizona last season, scoring a game-high 28 points with 11 rebounds as the Badgers knocked off the No.1 seed Arizona.“It was a good game,” Kaminsky said. “It was kind of a culmination of what I had been flirting with the whole season. I had games like that but I wasn’t very consistent. And I think just the whole tournament last year was consistent for me. It really helped my confidence coming into this season.”But while Arizona is the two-seed this season and Wisconsin sits as the top-ranked team in the West Region, the Wildcats are loaded with talent. And they’ll have two players in the starting lineup who didn’t even play in last season’s matchup.One key piece to Arizona’s team this season is freshman forward Stanley Johnson. Johnson was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, earning Pac-12 first-team honors in the process. The Fullerton, California native leads the Wildcats in scoring (14 points per game) and is second on the team in rebounds with 6.6 per game.Along with Johnson, forward Brandon Ashley – who didn’t play in the NCAA tournament for the Wildcats last season after suffering a foot injury earlier in the season – averages 12.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game for Arizona. Ashley was selected as the Pac-12 tournament Most Outstanding Player.“Obviously the guys they have coming back are better and you bring back Ashley, you bring Stanley Johnson, everyone else has gotten better,” Wisconsin fifth-year senior Josh Gasser said. “Even though they lost a couple of pieces, they’re still a heck of a team and it’s going to be a huge challenge for us.”Arizona, who returned to the Elite Eight after a 68-60 win over Xavier Thursday, also returns forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, guard T.J. McConnell and center Kaleb Tarczewski to this year’s team. Both Hollis-Jefferson and McConnell were first-team all-Pac-12 selections this season.McConnell is also a Pac-12 all-defensive team selection and ranks 10th nationally in assists per game with 6.3 and is seventh in the country with a 3.11 assist-to-turnover ratio.“We know he’s a great on-the-court leader,” Kaminsky said of McConnell. “He can do a lot of things. He knows how to get his teammates involved in the game. He can score, he can rebound, he can pass. So it’s hard to frustrate a player like that.”With Arizona returning their talent and the Badgers riding high with a two comeback wins to advance to their second straight Elite Eight, Saturday’s matchup could turn out much like the game from nearly a year ago.“It’s going to be the same type of battle, the same type of grit that’s going to be needed,” Wisconsin junior forward Sam Dekker said. “Obviously, they want to make a Final Four and so do we. And we’re going take a lot of pride in our game and go out there and try to get a big win.”No. 1 Wisconsin (34-3)NCAA Tournament:Second Round – Defeated Coastal Carolina 86-72Third Round – Defeated Oregon 72-65Sweet 16 – Defeated North Carolina 79-72Probable Starters: G – Bronson Koenig (6-4, 8.6 ppg), G – Josh Gasser (6-4, 6.8 ppg), F – Sam Dekker (6-9, 13.5 ppg), F – Nigel Hayes (6-8, 12.5 ppg), F – Frank Kaminsky (7-0, 18.4 ppg)Key Reserves: G – Traevon Jackson (6-3, 9.1 ppg), G – Zak Showalter (6-2, 2.2 ppg), F – Duje Dukan (6-10, 4.8 ppg)No. 2 Arizona (34-3)NCAA Tournament:Second Round – Defeated Texas Southern 93-72Third Round – Defeated Ohio State 73-58Sweet 16 – Defeated Xavier 68-60Probable Starters: G – T.J. McConnell (6-1, 10.3 ppg), F – Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (6-7, 11.1 ppg), F – Stanley Johnson (6-7, 14.0 ppg), F – Brandon Ashley (6-9, 12.1 ppg), C – Kaleb Tarczewski (7-0, 9.2 ppg)Key Reserves: G – Gabe York (6-3, 9.1 ppg), G – Elliott Pitts (6-5, 3.6 ppg), C – Dusan Ristic (7-0, 3.5 ppg)Game VitalsWho: No. 1 Wisconsin vs. No. 2 ArizonaWhen: Saturday, March 28, 5:09 CSTWhere: Staples Center (19,709); Los Angeles, CaliforniaTV: TBS (Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller, Dan Bonner, Rachel Nichols)last_img read more

Syracuse’s Bryce Holmgren is getting on base partially thanks to 12 hit by pitches

first_imgWhen Bryce Holmgren was hit by a Jessica Dreswick fastball earlier this season against Boston College, there was no fanfare, no display of pain or anguish.She tossed her bat toward Syracuse’s home dugout, spun on her heel and jogged to first base. It was nothing new for the Roland, Iowa, native, who leads the team with 12 hit by pitches.Holmgren paces Syracuse (18-17, 4-10 Atlantic Coast) in nearly every offensive category — first in hits (43), batting average (.434) and runs batted in (25) — and is the only player on the Orange to total more walks (20) than strikeouts (15). Part of the reason she is so adept at getting on base, Holmgren said, has been her patience in the batter’s box. It’s also led to her hit-by-pitch habit.“I try not to lean in, but also it just kind of happens,” Holmgren said. “Things in softball just happen so fast, you don’t really think too much about it. I just try to let it hit me.”After leading the team in hit by pitches last season with 11, Holmgren wasted no time in grabbing the team-lead this year, too. After getting plunked in six of the first nine games of the season, Holmgren started the year on base a lot, whether it was by choice or not.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGetting hit by pitches is a relatively new trend for Holmgren, who said that she didn’t get hit a lot when she was younger. Even at Western Kentucky as a freshman in 2016, Holmgren was hit three times in 45 games. Only when she arrived at Syracuse did she start to get hit more. With 23 hit by pitches in 85 career games at SU, she’s developed a knack for reaching base unconventionally.Holmgren believes that her tendency to get hit stems from a few factors. As a left-handed batter, she said her right elbow at times hangs close to or over the plate when she’s in the box. Like Dreswick, most pitchers are right-handed. Holmgren often faces pitches on the inner-half of the plate to crowd her and sometimes pitchers lose control. Holmgren’s willingness to “take one for the team” is another factor that sets her apart in her propensity to get hit.“I wouldn’t consider it unlucky, I would consider it lucky,” head coach Mike Bosch said. “Honestly, we just want to get on base any way.”Holmgren’s consistency in reaching base was clear earlier this season when she broke the program record for consecutive games reaching base. Holmgren’s streak of 46 broke the previous record of 32 and has since ended, but the WKU-transfer has already begun a new one, reaching base in eight-consecutive games.Teammate Alicia Hansen has played 138 games for the Orange but has been hit by a pitch just once in her career. The reason, Hansen said, is because she’s “more inclined” than her teammates to move out of the way of pitches.“Bryce will stick her arm out for it,” Hansen said. “It’s funny, because sometimes she’ll get hit and the umpire will call her back, and then she’ll get a hit, and the joke’s on you. You should want her to just get walked because you might be giving up extra bases if you pull her back.”With the Syracuse offense struggling to find consistent sources of power and contact hitting alike, Holmgren has been the lone source of consistency throughout the season. Her batting average has dipped slightly since beginning the year, but her on-base percentage still leads the conference.Holmgren has remained steady getting on base all season long, even if it’s not in the most conventional way.“One of our mottos is ‘find a way,’ so if you’re up, find a way on,” Hansen said. “No matter whether you bunt, get hit by a pitch, dropped third strike … taking one for the team sure, because it’s a baserunner that could mean a lot.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 10, 2018 at 7:43 am Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34last_img read more