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Morrisville State softball slips to 0-5 after loss in Florida

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College softball team dropped to 0-5 overall, after suffering an 8-3 loss to Wellesley College Sunday at the National Training Center in Florida.

After several rain delays, Morrisville State was finally able to take the field at 11:30 p.m. against Wellesley College.

Trailing 3-0 after three innings, the Mustangs rallied for their first run of the night in the top of the fourth, as Annie Shupe (Rock Tavern, NY) hit a double to drive in Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY) to cut the Wellesley lead to two.

Wellesley rallied for three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning for the 6-1 lead before Morrisville State added two in the sixth to cut the lead to three. Wellesley added two in the bottom of the sixth for the 8-3 advantage.

Wellesley held Morrisville scoreless in the final inning for the win.

Shupe went 2-for-2 from the plate for the Mustangs, batting in two. Yates went 1-for-3 while tallying two runs.

Jessica Rigg (Homer, NY) recorded the loss, throwing six innings and allowing five hits in 31 batters faced. Rigg struck out two.

Sarah Schwartzmeyer had the win for Wellesley, throwing seven innings and allowing four hits, while recording 14 strike outs.

Morrisville State returns to the field Monday, playing University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and MIT.

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.