MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College softball team dropped a heartbreaking two game sweep to Keuka College Friday afternoon, falling 13-5 in the first game in five innings before dropping a nail biting 2-0 decision in game two.
With the losses, Morrisville State drops to 2-13 overall, 2-4 in conference play. Keuka improves to 3-5, 2-0 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action.
Morrisville State trailed just 4-2 after three innings before Keuka took advantage of two Mustang errors to score six runs and break out a 10-2 lead. The Mustangs were able to add three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, but couldn't get any closer as Keuka claimed the win.
Krista Baxter (Downsville, N.Y.) recorded the loss for the Mustangs, throwing five innings and allowing 11 earned runs while posting two strike outs.
In the night cap, Keuka pitcher Liz Warren threw a no-hitter as the visitors picked up the 2-0 NEAC win.
Keuka's first run came on a single by Janel Prince in the first inning, who drove in Mackenzie Cole. The Storm added a second run in the top of the third inning, on a sacrifice fly by Tally MacDonald that scored Jill Hart.
Erika Kenney (Duanesburg, N.Y.) registered one strikeout in the loss for the Mustangs, allowing two earned runs in the efforts.
Warren struck out five in the win.
Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow, traveling to Keuka for a double-header slated to begin at 1 p.m. in Keuka.
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