MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Southern Vermont College swept Morrisville State softball in Thursday's double-header action, collecting wins of 10-2 and 7-2 at the Spring Fling in Myrtle Beach.
The losses drop Morrisville State to 0-6 overall.
In game one, Morrisville State had nine hits, but struggled to reach home as Southern Vermont posted the 10-2 win. Courtney Purcell (Fabius, N.Y.) led the Mustang efforts from the plate, hitting 3-of-3 while scoring a run. Jillian Mosley (Salem, N.Y.) added a 2-for-3 effort, while teammate Liz Miller (East Greenbush, N.Y.) went 2-for-4.
Erika Kenney (Duanesburg, N.Y.) registered the loss on the mound, allowing three earned runs, while striking out two in five innings pitched.
Southern Vermont held a 1-0 lead until Morrisville State tied the contest in the bottom of the fourth on a sac fly by Kenney that scored Beth Marr (Lindenhurst, N.Y.).
The tables shifted in the top of the ensuing inning, as the Mountaineers took advantage of hot bats and posted four runs to regain the lead. Southern Vermont added three more in the top of the sixth to put the game out of reach and post the win.
In the second of the day, Morrisville State put together a late game comeback effort, but fell short as Southern Vermont collected the 7-2 victory behind a four run fifth inning.
Eileen Farrell (Johnsonville, N.Y.) was perfect from the plate for the Mustangs in their efforts, hitting 4-of-4 at bats, while five additional teammates each registered a hit.
Krista Baxter (Downsville, N.Y.) recorded the loss, throwing six innings and allowing seven earned runs.
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