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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Softball Picks Up First Win of Season in 3-0 Shutout over Hood College – Shelly Forsburg Throws Two-hitter and Homers

SAVANNAH, GA – Shelly Forsburg (Vestal,NY/Vestal) threw a two-hitter and hit a two-run home run to lead Mansfield to a 3-0 win over Hood College at the SCAD Spring Break Invitational in Savannah, GA on Wednesday.

Mansfield dropped a 2-1 heartbreaker to Bluefield State earlier in the day.

Forsburg kept Hood off balance all game long in giving up just two hits and striking out three. Mansfield took a 1-0 lead when Shana Markwis (Milford/Delaware Valley) led off the bottom of the third with a triple and scored on a single by Gabriella Carrullo (Chalfont/Central Bucks South). Mansfield put the game out of reach in the sixth when Kristina Poore (Matamoras/Delaware Valley) doubled and scored on Forsburg’s homerun over the centerfield fence.

In the opener, Mansfield scored a run in the top of the first on a two-run double by Jess Christ (Dover/Dover). That lead held up until Bluefield scored two runs in the fourth inning.

Whitney Brown (Troy/Troy) scattered five hits in taking the loss.

The win over Hood was the first of the season for the Mountaineers (1-8). Mansfield will wrap up their Savannah schedule when on Wednesday against Barton and Chowan.




Mansfield                 100     000     0        1-4-2

Bluefield State          000     200     x        2-5-0


Mansfield (0-8): Whitney Brown (L) and Kristina Poore

2b – Jess Christ                 RBI – Jess Christ


Bluefield State (11-10): Katie Kelly (W) and Bev Netusil

2b – Kelly, Elizabeth Hawkins          RBI – Danielle Sturman, Kelly




Hood                      000     000     0        0-2-2

Mansfield                 001     002     x        3-7-1


Mansfield (1-8): Shelly Forsburg (W) and Poore

2b – Shana Markwis, Poore            3b – Markwis

HR – Forsburg (1)

RBI – Forsburg 2, Gabriella Carrullo,  

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