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Penn State Berks sweeps Morrisville State softball

READING, PA – Host Penn State Berks swept Morrisville State College softball Sunday afternoon, handing the Mustangs a 2-1, and 13-4 double header loss in Reading.

The loss drops Morrisville to 2-14 overall on the season, 2-2 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) action, while Berks improves to 3-11 overall, 2-2 in NEAC play.

In the first of the afternoon’s action, Berks took an early 2-0 lead after the first inning and Morrisville State wasn’t able to respond until the top of the sixth as Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY) crossed the plate to cut it to one. Berks forced a quick three and out series in the seventh to collect the conference win.

Yates led Morrisville from the plate, going 1-for-2, while teammate Nicole Geier (Mayfield, NY) went 1-for-3.

Amber Nichilo (Staten Island, NY) recorded the loss on the mound, throwing six innings and allowing two hits and two runs, while collecting four strikeouts.

Morrisville State jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and Berks responded with two of their own, before adding 11 runs over the final three innings to hand the Mustangs the 13-4 loss in six.

Cassandra Smith (Lansing, NY) led Morrisville State from the plate, hitting 1-of-2 and recording an RBI, while Monique Smith (Bronx, NY) also went 1-for-2, scoring a run.

Nichilo recorded the loss, throwing three innings while allowing four hits and eight runs (one earned) in 18 batters faced. Nichilo tallied five strikeouts before being relieved by Jessica Rigg (Homer, NY) for the final 2.1 innings. Rigg allowed five hits and five runs while striking out one.

Morrisville State returns to the field Thursday, hosting Hamilton College at 3 p.m.

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.