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Morrisville State softball drops two on day one in Florida

MORRISVILLE, N.Y.¬ – The Morrisville State College softball team dropped two Saturday at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida, falling 9-0 to Rhode Island College and 8-0 to Washington and Jefferson.

Morrisville State falls to 0-4 overall.

In the first of the day’s action, Rhode Island jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and pitcher Jenna Deveines threw a no-hitter to claim the 9-0 victory after five innings over the Mustangs. Deveines recorded six strikeouts in 17 batters faced.

Jessica Rigg (Homer, NY) recorded the loss on the mound for Morrisville State, throwing 2.1 innings and allowing two hits, six runs in 14 batters faced. Amber Nichilo (Staten Island, NY) threw the final 1.2 innings for the Mustangs, allowing two hits and three runs (two earned) in eight batters faced.

Against Washington and Jefferson, Cassandra Smith (Lansing, NY) was the lone Mustang to record a hit from the plate, as Morrisville State fell 8-0 in six innings.

Smith was 1-for-2 from the plate on the day.

Nichilo recorded the loss, throwing six innings and allowing seven hits, eight runs (five earned) while striking out three.

Erin Shuman was the winning pitcher for Washington and Jefferson, throwing six innings and allowing the single hit while striking out seven.

Morrisville State returns to the field Sunday, playing Wellesley College, Lawrence University and University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 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.