WASHINGTON, DC – The Morrisville State College softball team dropped two divisional cross over games to host Gallaudet University Friday afternoon, falling 4-0 in game one, followed by a 4-1 decision in the nightcap, held in Washington, DC.
The loss drops the Mustangs to 3-9 on the season, 0-4 within North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play.
Bailey Dillabough (Massena, N.Y.) and Allyson Kowalczyk (Hinesdale, Mass.) each registered a hit at the plate for the Mustangs, Dillabough going 1-for-3 that included a triple shot to center field, and Kowalczyk a single to short.
Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.) threw the loss on the mound, pitching the complete game and allowing four earned runs. McGuire collected four strikeouts.
Both teams battled defensively until the bottom of the fifth inning when Gallaudet broke through to put runs up on the board and break the scoreless tie. The Bison collected six straight hits that included a two run single to right center, followed by a two run double to right field, claiming a 4-0 lead.
Morrisville State attempted a rally in the top of the sixth, after Dillabough slammed the triple to center, but that's as close as the Mustangs would get to scoring as the Bison registered the ground out and collected two strikeouts in the top of the seventh to seal the win.
In the nightcap, Gallaudet opened with three runs in the bottom of the first, and added another in the fifth, before the Mustangs were able to cross home.
Amanda Labe (Friedensburg, Pa.) scored Morrisville State's lone run in the top of the sixth inning after reaching on a single, stealing second and reaching home on an error. Labe went 1-for-3 from the plate, as did McGuire and Dillabough, with Dillabough collecting a double to left in the opening evening.
Brooke Terrier (Hubbardsville, N.Y.) threw a complete game for the Mustangs in the loss, allowing two earned runs, while posting a strikeout.
Morrisville State returns to the field Sunday, wrapping up cross divisional play with a dual at Lancaster Bible College.
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.