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Mustang softball adds two wins to their record

Sweep Harrisburg in conference play
Release written by Gretchen Cramer, Sports Information Intern

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women’s softball team defeated Penn State Harrisburg today in both games with scores of 8-0, in six innings, and 11-5.

Jessica Rigg (Homer, NY) recorded both wins on the mound for the Mustangs. Morrisville shut out Penn State in the first game, allowing only one hit throughout the game and striking out four. Jessica Yates (North Rose, NY) tallied four hits and two RBIs for the Mustangs. Amanda Austin (Ely, NV), Nicole Geier (Mayfield, NY) and Yates each recorded two runs.

Penn State Harrisburg’s Chloe March (South Williamsport, PA) recorded to single hit for the Lions. Pitcher Jordyn Cooper (Pittsfield, MA) recorded the loss on the mound, allowing eleven hits, eight runs, walked four, and struck out one batter.

The Lions came back in the second game, scoring two in the second inning and another in the third. Penn State Harrisburg added another two runs in the fifth. Erika Sorenson (York, PA) recorded the loss, throwing three innings and allowing eight hits, eight runs, walked four and struck out two. Cooper relieved Sorenson in the fourth, throwing the rest of the game. Cooper allowed four hits, three runs, and walked two. Christi Renno (McAlisterville, PA) led the team with one hit and two recorded runs.

Morrisville quickly pulled ahead, scoring five runs in the third inning and six in the fourth. Amber Nichilo (Staten Island, NY) threw the first two innings, allowing three runs, one hit, walked two, and struck out three. Rigg relieved Nichilo in the third, throwing the last five innings. She allowed two runs, four hits, walked two and struck out three. Yates recorded two hits, two runs and three RBIs. Austin tallied two hits, two runs, and two RBIs, while Kayla Walker (Oneida, NY) recorded two hits and two RBIs.

Morrisville’s overall record is 11-27. Penn State Harrisburg’s overall record is now 8-25.The Mustangs are waiting for post-season seeding, which will be announced by the conference office Monday.

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.