Morrisville State’s walk off hits earn series sweep over Cobleskill

Morrisville State’s walk off hits earn series sweep over Cobleskill

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College softball team recorded two walk off hits in the double header against SUNY Cobleskill Tuesday afternoon, as they posted a come from behind 4-3 victory in game one, before earning the 8-0 win in six innings in the nightcap to complete the series sweep in Morrisville.

Morrisville State held the 2-0 lead after the second inning after Bailey Dillabough (Massena, N.Y.) and Erika Kenney (Duanesburg, N.Y.) recorded back to back singles to score Elizabeth Marr (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) and Nicole Chiappetta (Trumball, Conn.), who reached on hits of their own early on.

Cobleskill pulled within one in the top of the fourth, and evened the contest at two in the top of the fifth, before taking the lead the following inning on a single to centerfield.

Morrisville State put together a late rally, coming from behind in the bottom of the seventh after posting outs in the first two at bats.

Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) reached after walking, before Marr shot a single to left field to advance Gamlen to second. A double down the left line by Chiappetta scored Gamlen and advanced Marr to third, tying the contest at three.

Jada Faye Bennett (Manhattan, N.Y.) posted a walk-off single to right center field, scoring Marr, and giving the Mustangs the 4-3 win.

Kenney registered three strikeouts in the win for the Mustangs, throwing a complete game and allowing seven hits and three earned runs.

Marr finished 3-for-3 form the plate along with Dillabough, who also recorded an RBI. Chiappetta added a 2-for-4 performance, also recording an RBI in the win.

In the nightcap, Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) allowed just one hit, while collecting a strikeout on the mound; and recorded a 3-for-4 performance from the plate with four RBI's, as the Mustangs swept the series over the Fighting Tigers with an 8-0 victory in six innings.

Morrisville State took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second lead as McGuire shot a single to left field to score Dillabough from second base.

The Mustangs added to their lead in the third, crossing the plate five times, to open the game to a six run lead.

Dillabough shot a single to right field to score two, before McGuire posted a two-run triple to right field, reaching home two batters later on the single from Liz Miller (East Greenbush, N.Y.) to third.

Morrisville State put the game away in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Chiappetta rifled a shot off third base and down the left line to score Gamlen who walked, before McGuire recorded the walk off single to left field, to hit home Bennett for the win.

Chiappetta also added a 2-for-4 outing from the plate, recording an RBI.

Morrisville State (6-20, 6-12 NEAC) returns to the field Friday, hosting Wells College for a NEAC double-header on the Mustangs home field.

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.

 

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