New England posts comeback, tops Morrisville State softball 11-7

New England posts comeback, tops Morrisville State softball 11-7



Morrisville State College softball held a 6-4 advantage heading into the bottom of the fourth inning, but New England College rallied with four scores to post the 11-7 comeback win Tuesday afternoon at the Spring Fling in Myrtle Beach.

The loss is the second straight for the Mustangs, who opened the season earlier in the morning.

Maria Soto (New York, N.Y.) led Morrisville State in hitting, going 2-for-3 with a run scored, while three additional teammates each registered a 2-for-4 at bat effort on the day.

Eileen Farrell (Johnsonville, N.Y.) was one of three batters to go 2-for-4, also collecting two RBI's in the efforts.

Krista Baxter (Downsville, N.Y.) posted the loss for the Mustangs, throwing six innings and allowing 10 earned runs while striking out four.

Morrisville State opened the contest with three runs in the first inning and added two more in the second before New England rallied for four straight scores behind four consecutive hits, including a home run, to take the 8-6 lead after four.

The Mustangs were able to put one more run on the board in the top of the fifth, but New England responded with one run in the bottom of the inning and added two more in the sixth to secure the win.

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