Canton sweeps Mustangs in Sunday double-header, 9-6, 5-2

Canton sweeps Mustangs in Sunday double-header, 9-6, 5-2

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting SUNY Canton collected two wins Sunday afternoon over host Morrisville State College, handing the Mustangs a 9-6 and 5-2 defeat in the double-header played at the Softball Complex in Morrisville.

Morrisville State drops to 0-10 to date on the season.

Canton posted seven runs in the top of the second in game one, starting the inning off with a solo home run that led to six additional scores off three hits.

Morrisville State was able to get two back in the bottom of the third, with back to back hits from Erika Kenney (Duanesburg, N.Y.) and Elizabeth Miller (East Greenbush, N.Y.) to place runners in scoring position before Paula Conklin (Sparrowbush, N.Y.) shot one through the short stop for the RBI. Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) followed with a grounder that scored Miller.

The Mustangs added another in the bottom of the fourth as Bailey Dillabough (Massena, N.Y.) registered the lone hit of the inning for the hosts, before advancing home on a passed ball cut the deficit to four runs.

After Canton added two in the top of the fifth, Morrisville State again rallied in the bottom of the seventh, scoring three. Amanda Labe (Friedensburg, PA) blasted a single to left field before Conklin followed with her second hit of the day.

Gamlen put one to the left field fence on the ensuing at bat, scoring Labe, before senior Elizabeth Marr (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) had a single up center to score two. She then was caught advancing on the throw to end the inning, and the game.

Conklin finished 2-for-4 from the late, while Gamlen and Marr each collected two RBI's on their solo hit.

Kenney threw the loss, allowing nine earned runs off seven hits, while striking out five in four innings pitched. Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) finished the final three innings, allowing no hits and no runs.

In game two of the afternoon, Canton again opened with three runs in the first and added another in the second to take a 4-0 run lead before Morrisville State rallied in the top of the fifth inning.

Miller reached first with a walk, before Labe stepped to the plate and shot one over center to score Miller.  Conklin then collected the RBI on the following at bat for the Mustangs to score Labe to make it a 4-2 ball game after the top of the fifth.

Canton added to their lead in the bottom of the inning with a lead-off double followed by two straight hits to score, and make it a 5-2 ball game, before allowing their defense to stand strong and keep the Mustangs scoreless in the final two innings of play.

Marr went 2-for-3 for the hosts from the plate, while Miller added a 1-for-2 performance.

McGuire collected the loss, throwing six innings and allowing five earned runs, while striking out three.

Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow, traveling to Penn College for a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) contest that was postponed Saturday.

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.

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