TITUSVILLE, FL – Morrisville State College softball fell behind early on and were unable to recover as they dropped their season opener by a 13-0 final in five innings to St. Mary College of the Woods Monday morning in Titusville, Florida.
St. Mary of the Woods, defending USCAA National Champions, had the bats rolling from the get go in the bottom of the first, as they posted four first inning runs.
Morrisville State attempted a rally in the top of the second as they placed two on base. Liz Miller (East Greenbush, N.Y.) reached first after being hit by a pitch, before freshman Kaitlyn Curvin (Delanson, N.Y.) stepped to the plate and hit a line drive through the infield. Both runners were left on base, however, as St. Mary's closed out the inning with a defensive stop at first.
The Pomeroys added seven additional runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a commanding 11-0 lead through two.
After forcing the Mustangs to a quick three-and-out in the third, St. Marys added two additional runs in the bottom of the inning, to head into the fourth with the 13-0 advantage.
Morrisville State's Beth Marr (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch before moving into scoring position at third on a ground out, rallying the Mustangs in the fourth, but a fly out ended the inning and kept the visitors scoreless.
The Mustangs defense held the Pomeroys scoreless in the bottom of the inning, and attempted a last effort rally in the top of the fifth, placing runners on first and third, but St. Marys again kept Morrisville State off the scoreboard with a defensive play on the grounder.
Curvin was 2-for-2 from the plate for Morrisville State.
Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) recorded the loss on the mound for the Mustangs, allowing seven hits and eight runs in nearly two innings pitched, before being relieved by freshman Brooke Terrier (Brookfield, N.Y.) for the remainder of the contest.
Terrier allowed four hits and three runs, one earned.
Morrisville State College'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.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.