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Hamilton softball shuts out Morrisville State, takes double-header

MORRISVILLE, NY – Visiting Hamilton College softball swept double-header action Thursday afternoon, topping host Morrisville State College 5-0 and 8-0 at the softball complex in Morrisville.

In the first of the day’s action, Hamilton took an early 4-0 lead in the first inning and added a fifth run in the top of the seventh to hand Morrisville the 5-0 loss. Liz Reid led the Continentals at the plate, hitting 2-for-3 with three runs batted in, while scoring one of her own.

Anne Shupe (Rock Tavern, NY) went 2-for-3 from the plate for the Mustangs, as teammate Gabby Gallart (Montgovery Village, MD) recorded the third Morrisville hit, going 1-for-2 from the plate.

Amber Nichilo (Staten Island, NY) recorded the loss on the mound, throwing seven innings and allowing seven hits, while striking out two.

In the nightcap, the game remained scoreless through four innings until Hamilton got the bats rolling in the top of the fifth to take the contest by an 8-0 final in five innings.

Cara Vennari went 2-for-3 for the Continentals, as Mandy Hyne picked up the win on the mound, throwing five innings and allowing three hits.

Aryel Lawson (Staten Island, NY) and Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY) each went 1-for-1 from the plate for the Mustangs, while Gallart added the third hit for Morrisville.

Jessica Rigg (Homer, NY) threw 4.2 innings for the Mustangs, recording the loss, while allowing seven hits and six runs, striking out two in 24 batters faced. Nichilo threw the final 0.1 innings, allowing one hit and two runs.

Morrisville State drops to 2-16 overall and will return to the field Saturday, hosting the College of St. Elizabeth for a conference double header.

Hamilton improves to 2-8 overall.

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.