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March 22, 2005

The Syracuse SkyChiefs improved to 3-2 on the spring season with a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Clippers Tuesday afternoon at the Yankees Complex in Tampa, Florida.

The SkyChiefs broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the ninth inning when Justin Singleton singled home Ron Acuna, who had led off the inning with a walk.

Jason Arnold shut the door on the Clippers with a hitless ninth inning, earning his second save in as many games.

Acuna was a part of every Syracuse run as he scored twice and drove home two more runs. John Ford-Griffin had two hits, including a double, and also scored twice, while Singleton had two hits, including a double, and two RBI.

Francisco Rosario started for Syracuse and gave up seven hits and two runs in two and two thirds innings. Chad Gaudin struck out five Clippers in two and a third innings of work and Matt Duff did not allow a hit in two innings while striking out three. Steve Andrade allowed one run in one inning but picked up the win for the SkyChiefs.

The SkyChiefs (3-2) will travel to face the Durham Bullas at the Devil Rays Complex in St. Petersburg, Florida at 1:00 PM Wednesday.