Oakland City escapes Morrisville State softball for 7-1 win

Oakland City escapes Morrisville State softball for 7-1 win

TITUSVILLE, FLA. – Oakland City University led 3-1 after five innings before posting a four run sixth frame to escape the Morrisville State College softball team with a 7-1 non-conference win Tuesday evening in Titusville, Florida.

Morrisville State (0-4) put together their strongest game yet of spring break training, collecting five hits at the plate.

After collecting three quick outs in top of the first, Oakland City placed their leadoff batter on first with a single through the infield, before scoring her three batters later on a fly-out to left field after the tag for the 1-0 first inning lead.

Oakland City added a second run in the bottom of the second with back-to-back hits that included a double to left field, before the Mustangs rallied in the fourth with leadoff batter Amanda Labe's (Friedensburg, Pa.) single through second base.

Labe stole second before junior Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) stepped to the plate to poke one to right field, driving in Labe for the score and cutting the OCU lead to 2-1.

OCU got one run back in the bottom of the fifth, again with back-to-back hits, before rallying in the bottom if the sixth for four additional runs to capture the win.

Gamlen finished the contest 2-for-3 from the plate for the Mustangs, registering one RBI, while Labe went 1-for-3.

Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) registered two strikeouts in the loss on the mound for Morrisville State, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits. Erika Kenney (Duanesburg, N.Y.) finished off the final batter in the bottom of the sixth.

Morrisville State will have two more contests on Thursday (Shawnee State at 8 a.m. and Chestnut Hill at 1 p.m.) to wrap up their break schedule.

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.