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Brockport sweeps Morrisville State softball

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting College at Brockport softball swept Morrisville State College Friday afternoon, tallying the 8-0 conference victory in the first and a 10-0 win in the night cap in Morrisville.

Brockport jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first and added three additional runs in the third and sixth innings to claim the 8-0 win. Rachel Maxon (Kendell, NY) hit 4-of-4 for the Golden Eagles, including a double, a triple and a homer for three RBI’s. Melissa Boyle (Staten Island, NY) was 2-for-3 from the plate, hitting a double and a two-run homer, adding to Brockport’s 11 game hits.

Kelly Briscoe (Stuyvestant, NY) recorded the win on the mound, throwing six innings and allowing one hit while tallying eight strike outs.

Morrisville’s Kim DeHimer (Rome, NY) recorded the Mustangs lone hit of the game, going 1-for-2 from the plate. Kim Acker (Bluepoint, NY) recorded the loss, allowing 11 hits in 28 at bats and allowing six earned runs, striking out four.

In the night cap, Brockport led off with four runs in the first adding six in the top of the second to claim the early 10-0 lead and win.

Amanda Smith (Niskayuna, NY) went 2-for-3 from the plate, hitting a three run homer in the top of the second inning to lead the Golden Eagles.

Brockport’s Stephanie Geer (Binghamton, NY) earned the win, throwing five innings while allowing two hits and striking out six.

Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY) and Cassandra Smith (Lansing, NY) recorded the sole hits for the Mustangs, hitting 1-for-2 from the plate.

Halee Riley (Homer, NY) recorded the loss for Morrisville State, allowing 12 hits and eight earned runs in five innings, striking out five.

Morrisville State (5-17, 1-7 SUNYAC) returns to the field tomorrow afternoon, hosting SUNY Geneseo at 1p.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.