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Morrisville State softball drops two to Knights

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College softball team dropped both games to visiting SUNY Geneseo by a final 13-3 in six innings in game one and a 6-2 decision in game two Saturday afternoon in Morrisville.

In the first of two on the afternoon, Morrisville State trailed 4-3 after three before Geneseo rallied for three runs in three additional innings for the 13-3 SUNYAC win.

Nicole Palmer (Fairfax, VA) led Morrisville from the plate, hitting 1-for-3 and an RBI, scoring one run. Halee Riley (Homer, NY) threw 3.1 innings for the Mustangs, allowing seven hits and five earned runs, recording the loss on the mound. Heather Bull (Verbank, NY) pitched the final 2.2 innings, allowing seven hits and five earned runs, striking out four.

Geneseo’s Nickie Steger hit 2-of-3 from the plate to lead the Knights, scoring three. Jackie Davey went 3-for-4, recording a run while Katie Holm was 2-for-4, including a double, for one run and four RBI’s.

Janine Montera pitched a complete game for the win, allowing five hits and three earned runs while striking out four.

Geneseo jumped out to a 4-1 lead after the second inning and added two additional runs in the top of the sixth to secure the 6-2 victory in the second of the double header.

KK Schaus led the Knights from the plate, hitting 2-for-3, including a double, while scoring a run. Kerry Kuhn threw a complete game and recorded the win, allowing five hits and two earned runs in 26 at bats, adding four strikeouts.

Bull led the Mustangs hitting 1-of-2 scoring one of two runs for Morrisville State. Bull threw seven innings, recording the loss on the mound, while allowing nine hits and six earned runs, striking out three.

Morrisville State (5-19, 1-9 SUNYAC) returns to the field Monday afternoon at SUNY Oswego.

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.