MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Visiting SUNY Polytechnic softball collected the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) double-header sweep over host Morrisville State College Monday afternoon, posting finals of 3-0 and 8-5.
The Mustangs held the Wildcats scoreless until the top of the third inning as they plated one behind a single to second. They added to their lead in the top of the sixth with a score off two consecutive hits, before wrapping up game one with a third and final score on a double to left field.
Morrisville State collected three hits at the plate, including one from Allison McGuire (Gilboa, N.Y.), who went 1-for-2 in the contest. Claire Newman (Burlington, Ontario) and Emily Vesely (Johnson City, N.Y.) each were 1-for-3, both singles.
Chyne Kennedy (Southwold, Ontario) recorded the loss, throwing a complete game and collecting three strikeouts.
In the nightcap, Poly scored early, but Morrisville State responded with four runs in the bottom of the opening inning, and maintained that lead until the top of the seventh when the Wildcats plated three to collect the 8-5 win.
The Mustangs outhit Poly 10-9, three that came off the bat of Kennedy who recorded three singles, two a foot race down the first base line on bunts.
Newman also had a multi-hit afternoon, going 2-for-4 with a RBI, while Allyson Kowalczyk (Hinesdale, Mass.) added two RBI's on her single down the right line in the bottom of the first.
McGuire collected one strike out in the loss, allowing three earned runs in a complete game on the mound.
Morrisville State returns to the field Friday, hosting SUNY Cobleskill in their home finale.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.