CLERMONT, FLA – Morrisville State College softball rallied in the top of the seventh but dropped a heartbreaker as they fell 6-5 to North Central (MN) in spring break action at the PFX Spring Games in Clermont, Florida.
Morrisville State took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning on an Amanda Labe (Friedensburg, Pa.) score on a passed ball.
The Rams tied it up at one in the bottom of the following inning, singling up the middle to score the lead runner from third. They added to their lead in the bottom of the fifth after another single that scored their lead runner.
In the top of the sixth, an error by North Central's centerfielder resulted in an unearned run by newcomer Emily Vesely (Johnson City, N.Y.), tying it up at two.
A three run spurt in the bottom of the sixth by North Central found the Mustangs trailing 5-2 entering the top of the seventh, but a single by Vesely through the right side with two outs against the Mustangs, scored Leah Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) who reached on a single of her own early on in the inning.
Brooke Terrier (Hubbardsville, N.Y.) reached first on an error by North Central's second baseman, and as a result, speed runners Vesely and Holly Gamlen (Cazenovia, N.Y.) rounded the bases and scored unearned runs to tie the contest at five entering the bottom of the inning.
North Central led off with a double to start the bottom of the seventh and loaded the bases, before a single to right field drove home the walkoff win for the Rams.
Vesely finished 3-for-4 from the plate for the Mustangs, scoring twice and recording an RBI, while L. Gamlen added a 2-for-4 performance from the plate, also scoring once.
Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) threw 5.2 innings for the Mustangs, allowing five runs and striking out one, before Terrier came in in relief for the final 0.2 innings, allowing one run.
Morrisville State returns to the field Thursday, playing single contests against Nebraska Wesleyan at 4:30 p.m., followed by College of St. Elizabeth at 7 p.m.
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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.