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Morrisville State softball sweeps Abington 13-2, 13-3

ABINGTON, PA – The Morrisville State College softball team swept host Penn State Abington Saturday afternoon, topping the Nittany Lions 13-2 and 13-3 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) double header in Abington.

Morrisville State earns their first wins of the season, improving their record to 2-12 overall, 2-0 in NEAC action, while Abington drops to 0-16 overall, 0-2 in NEAC play.

In the first of the double header, Morrisville State led Abington 4-2 after three innings before the Mustangs exploded for nine in the fourth to take the commanding 13-2 lead. Kayla Walker (Oneida, NY) went 2-for-3 from the plate, batting in two runs, while scoring two. Amanda Austin (Ely, NV) was 1-for-3, scoring a run in the fourth, while batting in three.

Amber Nichilo (Staten Island, NY) threw for five innings in the win for the Mustangs, allowing two hits and two runs (one earned) in 21 batters faced, while throwing four strike outs.

Tied at three after four innings, Morrisville State rallied for four runs in the fifth and eight in the sixth to hand Abington the 13-3 loss in six innings in the second of the day’s action.

Annie Shupe (Rock Tavern, NY) led Morrisville State from the plate, hitting 4-for-4 while recording three RBI’s and two runs scored, including a home run in the first inning that scored two additional base runners.

Nicole Geier (Mayfield, NY) was 2-for-3 from the plate, driving in two runs on a single in the top of the sixth inning, while scoring twice for the Mustangs.

Jessica Rigg (Homer, NY) recorded the win on the mound for Morrisville, allowing seven hit and three runs, while tallying eight strike outs.

Morrisville State returns to the field tomorrow at Penn State Berks for a conference double header against the Lions.

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.