TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Morrisville State College softball allowed nine runs between the fourth and fifth innings Tuesday afternoon, falling behind in a 13-1 final decision in five against Shawnee State University in Titusville, Florida.
The loss drops Morrisville State to 0-3 during their spring break training trip.
After Shawnee St. opened with two runs in the top of the first inning, Morrisville's Amanda Labe (Friedensburg, Pa.) led off with a single to left field and advanced to second following a sacrifice hit by Paula Conklin (Oswego, N.Y.). The sophomore reached home following a groundout by short stop Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) cutting the deficit to one after the opening frame.
Shawnee St. added two additional runs in the top of the second, taking advantage of a double to left field, and extended their lead to six runs in the fourth, as they capitalized on three costly Mustang errors.
A six run top of the fifth buried the Mustangs 13-1. Back-to-back singles by Liz Miller (East Greenbush, N.Y.) and Jada-Faye Bennett (Manhattan, N.Y.) through the infield in the bottom of the inning created a last effort rally to put some runs on the board, but the Mustangs were held scoreless as the Shawnee defense posted three straight outs to seal the win.
Miller finished 2-for-2 from the plate for Morrisville State, with Bennett going 1-for-1 and Labe 1-for-3 in the Mustang efforts.
Erika Kenney (Duanesburg, N.Y.) recorded the loss for the Mustangs, throwing 3.2 innings and allowing five earned runs on eight hits, while registering two strikeouts. Brooke Terrier (Hubbardsville, N.Y.) and Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) split time in the final 1.1 innings.
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.