MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Three Morrisville State batters were perfect from the plate Thursday morning, leading the Mustangs to an 9-0 victory over Sarah Lawrence College on the final day of spring break in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
The win lifts Morrisville State to 3-4 overall.
Freshman Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) went 2-for-2 posting a single, and later a triple, while collecting a total three RBI's in the contest. Beth Marr (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) was also a perfect 2-for-2, while teammate Paula Conklin (Sparrowbush, N.Y.) went 1-for-1, registering two runs on the day.
Freshman Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) posted her first collegiate win on the mound, throwing five innings and allowing just two hits, while striking out three.
Morrisville State opened with two runs in the bottom of the first inning before rallying for three each in the second and third to carry the 8-0 lead into the fourth.
Sarah Lawrence attempted a rally in the top of the fourth off a double from McNair, but the Mustangs defense forced two straight ground outs to keep the visitors off the board.
After another run in the bottom of the fourth inning to make it a 9-0 ball game, McGuire forced Sarah Lawrence into two straight grounders that resulted in outs, before collecting a strike out to capture the win.
Morrisville State wraps up the spring break schedule with another meeting with Albright College. They will open their home slate March 28 against Cazenovia College.
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.