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Acker pitches Morrisville State past Cazenovia to end season

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.­ – The Morrisville State College softball team sweeps Cazenovia College Tuesday afternoon to finish season. The Mustangs came from behind in the first game to win 13-10 and cruised to a 7-2 victory in the second game.

In the first game Cazenovia jumped out to a 10-2 lead. The Wildcats were led by Kaila Buffis (Pittsfield, MA) who went 3-for-5 from the plate with two runs and two run batted in and Joanna Gilford (Taneytown, MD) was 2-for-4 from the plate with one run and two runs batted in.

Alison Brown (Craryville, NY) recorded the loss on the mound allowing 13 runs on 16 hits and striking out three.

The Mustangs stormed back with three runs in the third and fifth inning and five in the sixth to win the game. Jen Allen (East Islip, NY) who went 4-for-4 from the plate with two runs and five runs batted in. Nicole Palmer (Annadale, VA) went 3-for-4 from the plate with two runs and two runs batted in and Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY) was 3-for-5 from the plate with one run and three runs batted in.

Kim Acker (Blue Point, NY) came in to get the victory for the Mustangs pitching five and a third innings allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out two.

In game two, the Mustangs were led by Kristen Scull (Honesdale, PA) who was 2-for-3 from the plate with one run and five runs batted in. Amanda Cikowski (Homer City, PA) hit a two run homer to help the Mustangs to victory.

Acker allowed two runs on six hits and striking out five for the victory. Morrisville State finishes the season at 8-29 overall.

Kate Lincoln (Waterloo, NY) and Gilford led the Wildcats from the plate going 2-for-3.

Brown recorded the loss on the mound allowing seven runs on ten hits and striking out three. The Cazenovia College Wildcats fall to 8-20 overall.

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.