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Morrisville State softball falls short, drops seventh straight

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College softball team dropped their seventh straight contest Monday afternoon, falling 9-0 to Wisconsin-Stevens Point and 14-6 to MIT at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida.
In the first of the day’s action, Stevens Point jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after two innings and didn’t look back as they collected the 9-0 victory in five innings over Morrisville State.

Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY) recorded the lone Mustang hit, going 1-for-2 from the plate.

Amber Nichilo (Staten Island, NY) threw the loss for Morrisville, pitching five innings and allowing eight hits, while striking out one.

Elyse Nelson pitched the win for Stevens Point, throwing five innings and allowing a single hit while collecting two strikeouts.

In the nightcap, Morrisville State trailed 2-1 after the first inning before MIT exploded for 10 runs, five in each the fourth and fifth innings, to hand Morrisville State the 14-6 loss in six.

Kayla Walker (Oneida, NY) and Amanda Austin (Ely, NV) each went 2-for-3 from the plate, with Walker recording two RBI’s and Austin one.

Morrisville State attempted a comeback in the top of the fifth, scoring four, but couldn’t hold on defensively as MIT had the bats rolling in the final innings.

Jessica Rigg (Homer, NY) recorded the loss on the mound for Morrisville, throwing four innings and allowing 11 hits and 12 runs (11 earned) in 30 batters faced. Rigg also struck out four.

Nichilo threw the final 1.2 innings for Morrisville, allowing five hits and two runs, while striking out three.

Jessica Oleinik recorded the win on the mound for MIT, throwing six innings and allowing nine hits and six runs while tallying six strikeouts.

Morrisville State returns to the field Wednesday, playing Bowdoin, Southern Maine and Middlebury.

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.