Mustangs drop road battle at Penn College

Mustangs drop road battle at Penn College

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Visiting Morrisville State College softball hit the road for a double-header at Penn College of Technology Monday afternoon, and dropped both by final scores of 8-2 and 8-0 (5 innings) in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Morrisville State (0-12, 0-4 NEAC) returns to the field Wednesday, traveling to Cazenovia College for a twin bill against the Wildcats starting at 3 p.m. on the Fenner Road fields.

In game one of the day, Penn College held a two run lead heading into the top of the third before Morrisville State rallied with two runs of their own to tie the game 2-2.

Amanda Labe (Friedensburg, Pa.) reached on a fielder's choice before putting herself in scoring position, stealing second. Paula Conklin (Sparrowbush, N.Y.) then walked to place two on base for the Mustangs, before Elizabeth Marr (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) scored two with her RBI single.

Penn College regained the lead in the bottom of the inning on a two-run single to centerfield, before adding two runs in each of the fourth and sixth innings to secure the 8-2 win.

Nicole Chiapetta (Trumball, Conn.) led Morrisville State from the plate with a 3-for-3 performance, connecting for two singles and a double, while teammate Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) went 2-for-4.

Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) registered one strikeout in the loss on the mound, allowing six earned runs on 13 hits in five innings. Erika Kenney (Duanesburg, N.Y.) finished the final inning, allowing two earned runs.

In the nightcap, Penn College jumped out to a 5-0 lead after three innings, before adding three more in the bottom of the fifth to earn the 8-0 win.

Gamlen led the Mustang efforts with a 2-for-2 plate performance, while Labe went 1-for-1.

McGuire threw the loss, allowing five earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched.

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