MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College softball team opened their home schedule Tuesday afternoon, falling in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) double-header action against visiting SUNY Polytechnic by a final 12-1 and 10-2 in five innings.
The losses drop the Mustangs to 5-14 overall, 2-9 in conference play.
In the first of the day's action, Brianna Martin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Liz Miller (East Greenbush, N.Y.) both went 1-for-2 from the plate for Morrisville State, recording the lone hits for the Mustangs. In the opening frame, Martin started off with a double off the left field fence before Miller drove a single through first and second to score Martin.
The run proved to be the only score for Morrisville State, as SUNY Poly used 15 total hits to collect 12 runs on the day.
Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) registered the loss on the mound, allowing eight earned runs while posting one strikeout.
SUNY Poly led 5-1 before posting seven runs in the top of the fifth inning, including a three run homer, to capture the win.
In the nightcap, Miller put together a 2-for-3 batting performance for the Mustangs, while Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) went 1-for-2 with a double.
Morrisville State led 2-0 after the first inning before Poly tallied five runs in the top of the third, adding four additional in the top of the fifth to capture the victory.
Erika Kenney (Duanesburg, N.Y.) threw the loss, pitching 4.1 innings and allowing nine hits and nine earned runs, while striking out one.
Kenney was replaced by Brittany Keator (Roxbury, N.Y.) for the remainder of the fifth inning, allowing one hit in four batters faced.
Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow, hosting Keuka College at 3 p.m. for a NEAC double with the Wolfpack.
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