SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Visiting Cazenovia College used a seven run fifth inning to get past Morrisville State College 15-6 Thursday night in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action, at the softball complex at Onondaga Community College.
The second of the scheduled double was called after the first inning.
The loss drops Morrisville State to 3-8 overall, 0-3 in NEAC play, while Cazenovia improves to 4-7, 1-0 in conference play.
Heather Weinstein (Long Beach, N.Y.) led the Mustangs efforts, going 3-for-4 from the plate with an RBI, while teammate Brianna Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) put forth a 2-for-4 effort. One of Weinstein's hits was a double.
Erika Kenney (Duanesburg, N.Y.) registered the loss, collecting two strikeouts while allowing 12 earned runs on the night.
Cazenovia led 5-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth before Morrisville State was able to put four on the scoreboard to make it a one run ball game.
The visitors then exploded for seven runs in the top of the fifth inning for a commanding 12-4 lead behind eight straight hits, putting the game out of reach.
Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow, playing two double-headers, the first against Penn College of Technology before facing Keuka College at the Adirondack Sports Complex in Queensbury.
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.