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Oswego State softball sweeps Morrisville

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.– Oswego State softball defeated Morrisville State College in the first game 7-6 and 7-4 in the second game in Morrisville Saturday afternoon.

Sarah Castaldo helped the Lakers claim the first game going 3-for-4 with a homerun, two runs and a run batted in. Kelly Cooper added three hits and in the 7-6 win.

Michelle Jackson recorded the win on the mound giving up 13 hits and striking out six.

Kristen Scull and Nicole Palmer each went 3-for-4 from the plate with a run. Amanda Cikowski was 2-for-3 with a homerun, one run, and two runs batted in.

Kim Acker recorded the loss on the mound for the Mustangs giving up 12 hits and striking out five.

In game two, Oswego’s Erin Tracy hit a grand slam to help lead the Lakers to a 7-4 victory. Jilliam Burns and Ashley Mead each added two hits for the Lakers.

Kaitlin Thibodeau recorded the win on the mound allowing four hits and striking out ten to help the Lakers improve to 6-3 overall and 2-0 in SUNYAC competition.

Kim Acker went 2-for-3 from the plate with a homerun, two runs, and two runs batted in for the Mustangs, who fall to 3-10 overall and 0-2 in SUNYAC competition.

Gretchen Cramer recorded the loss on the mound allowing 12 hits and striking out five.

Morrisville State returns to the field Sunday against SUNY Cortland, game time set for 1 p.m.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.