TITUSVILLE, FLA – Shawnee State University scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull away from Morrisville State College softball for the 9-1 final score Thursday morning during spring break training in Titusville, Florida.
Morrisville State (0-5) will wrap up Florida action this afternoon, taking on Chestnut Hill College at 1 p.m.
Three Mustangs collected hits from the plate during the morning battle, including Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and Jada-Faye Bennett (Manhattan, N.Y.) who each went 1-for-2. Gamlen also recorded an RBI, hitting in Amanda Labe (Friedensburg, Pa.) for the lone Morrisville State run in the top of the fourth inning. Labe went 1-for-3 from the plate.
Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) registered the loss on the mound for Morrisville State, throwing 4.1 innings and allowing seven earned runs on 11 hits. Brooke Terrier (Hubbardsville, N.Y.) relieved McGuire for the remainder of the contest, allowing one run and two hits.
Shawnee St. took the one run lead in the bottom of the second inning, as a double to center field drove in their lead base runner for the score.
Shawnee increased their lead to 3-0 in the third, after hitting a two run homer over the right field fence.
Labe led off with a single to center field in the top of the fourth for the Mustangs, before a sacrifice bunt by Paula Conklin (Oswego, N.Y.) advanced Labe to second and into scoring position.
Gamlen then smashed a single to right field to drive in Labe, to make it a 3-1 ball game.
Shawnee St., though, would get the run back in the bottom of the fourth, registering three straight hits that included a double, to regain a three run lead.
After being held scoreless in the top of the fifth inning, Morrisville State gave up five hits in the bottom of the inning as Shawnee St. capitalized and scored five runs to capture the win.
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.