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Buffalo State sweeps Morrisville in double header

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Host Buffalo State College softball swept Morrisville State in the doubleheader Saturday afternoon by final scores of 6-0 and 5-1.

In the first game, Buffalo State’s Jenna Frieling threw a no-hitter while tallying six strikeouts on the mound for the Bengals. Frieling also went 2-for-3 from the plate with a triple, a double and an RBI to lead the Bengals to the win.

Halee Riley (Homer, NY) recorded the loss for the Mustangs, allowing nine hits in six innings pitched, striking out three.

In the second of the afternoon, Buffalo State jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning and added three additional runs to Morrisville’s one in the third, to claim the 5-1 conference win.

Nicole Palmer (Fairfax, VA) went 3-for-3 from the plate and scored the lone run to lead the Mustangs while Heather Bull (Verbank, NY) tallied the RBI.

Bull recorded the loss on the mound, throwing 2.2 innings for seven hits and four earned runs. Riley pitched the final 3.1 innings, allowing two hits in the 11 at bats, striking out one.

Morrisville State (4-14, 0-4 SUNYAC) returns to the field Friday, hosting SUNY Cortland at 3 p.m. in Morrisville.

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.