MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Morrisville State College softball team gave up four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday afternoon, as Rutgers-Newark University collected the 10-2 non-conference win at the Snowbird Classic held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The loss drops the Mustangs to 2-2 overall on the second day of spring break action.
Taylor Clark (Cambridge, N.Y.) led Morrisville State's efforts from the plate, going 1-for-1 with a double in the bottom of the fifth inning, while scoring one of two Mustang runs. Liz Miller (East Greenbush, N.Y.) added a 1-for-3 effort, posting the lone run in the opening inning on a single.
Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) recorded the loss on the mound, throwing six innings and allowing nine earned runs, while striking out two.
Morrisville State and Rutgers-Newark were tied at one heading into the second inning where the Scarlet Raiders added five runs to build up the 6-1 lead after two.
The double by Clark in the fifth inning, followed by a Martin double for the RBI to score Clark, cut the deficit to four, but Rutgers-Newark pulled away with the victory in the following inning, adding four runs off four consecutive hits.
Morrisville State returns to the field for day three of spring break action Wednesday, facing Albright at 9:30 a.m. and Arcadia at 11:30.
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.