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Morrisville State softball sweeps Wells College

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College softball team swept visiting Wells College by a final 9-1 and 5-0 in the double header played Wednesday afternoon in Morrisville.

In game one, Morrisville State led 2-1 after the first inning, and added three runs in the third, one in the fourth and three more in the sixth inning to claim the 9-1 non-conference victory. Heather Bull (Verbank, NY) went 2-for-4 from the plate, scoring a run and hitting in two RBI’s to lead the Mustangs to the 9-1 win. Bull allowed three hits on the mound, striking out nine in 21 at bats on the afternoon.

Beth Cereo (Port Byron, NY) hit 1-for-3 from the plate, driving in the lone Wells College score off a double in the first inning. Cereo threw for eight hits and six earned runs, collecting one strikeout in the loss.

In the second of the afternoon, Morrisville State’s Nicole Palmer (Fairfax, VA) went 2-for-3 from the plate, two RBI’s and a run to lead the Mustangs in the 5-0 win.

Morrisville jumped out to a 2-0 lead after three and added three additional runs in the bottom of the fourth to claim the win.

Halee Riley (Homer, NY) recorded the victory on the mound, allowing one hit in 23 at bats while tallying five strikeouts.

Morrisville State returns to the field Friday at SUNY Fredonia. The double header is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Fredonia.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. 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 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. 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 offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.