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Morrisville State softball drops two at Oswego

OSWEGO, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College softball team fell 9-1 and 16-4 in five innings to host SUNY Oswego Monday afternoon in Oswego.

Cassandra Smith (Lansing, NY) recorded the lone hit for the Mustangs, hitting a home run in the top of the fourth inning in the first game of the afternoon. Halee Riley (Homer, NY) recorded the loss on the mound, allowing four earned runs, as Oswego tallied 14 hits in the contest.

In the night cap, Morrisville State jumped out to a 4-0 lead at the top of the second inning, before Oswego tallied nine hits and seven runs to gain the 7-4 advantage. The Lakers added four runs in the bottom of the third and five in the bottom of the fourth inning to claim the 16-4 SUNYAC victory.

Morrisville State’s Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY) and Brandy Ames (Tamworth, NH) each hit 2-for-3 from the plate, Yates scoring two runs and Ames one, as both added an RBI to the Mustangs tallies. Riley was 2-for-2, adding a run and recorded the loss on the mound, throwing four innings, allowing 17 total hits and eight earned runs.

Morrisville State (5-21, 1-11 SUNYAC) returns to the field tomorrow at SUNY Plattsburgh at 3 p.m.

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.