MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Morrisville State College women's softball team opened the long awaited 2015 season Monday morning, dropping the season opener by a 17-1 final to Arcadia University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at the Snowbird Classic.
Arcadia had the bats going from the opening inning, crossing the plate three times before adding a total 13 more between the second and third innings to collect the win.
Morrisville State's lone run of the day came in the top of the fifth inning, as the Mustangs rallied with three straight singles to load the bases before a fielder's choice by Heather Weinstein (Long Beach, N.Y.) drove in Liz Miller (East Greenbush, N.Y.) for the run.
Three different batters went 1-for-2 from the plate for the Mustangs, including Jessica Carroll (Morrisville, N.Y.) who posted a double in the fourth inning. Miller was 1-for-3.
Brittany Keator (Roxbury, N.Y.) recorded the loss on the mound, throwing 2.1 innings and allowing 14 earned runs on 11 hits. Erika Kenney (Duanesburg, N.Y.) finished out the final 1.2 innings, allowing two hits.
Morrisville State continues its spring break schedule today, playing Sarah Lawrence at 11:30 a.m.
Morrisville State's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
In addition to being named to the 2014 President's Higher Community Education Service Honor Roll, the college was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as an institution in the top tier of the Best Regional Colleges list and ranked second among regional colleges nationwide for outperforming its anticipated graduation rate. For more information visit www.morrisville.edu.