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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Softball Drops Two at Patriot Invitational Sunday

Florence, SC – The Mansfield University softball dropped a pair of games at the Patriot Invitational Sunday morning in Florance, SC losing to Augusta State 4-1 and 9-0 to Coker College.

The Mountaineers scored their only run of the day in the bottom of the seventh in the opener on a RBI double by Jess Christ (Dover/Dover) who went 2-3 in the game. Shelly Forsburg (Vestal,NY/Vestal) took the loss striking out four batters in four innings before relieved by Lindsay Knapp (Millerton).

Kristina Poore (Matamoras/Delaware Valley)  had two of Mansfield’s four hits against Coker with Whitney Brown (Troy/Troy) taking the loss.

Mansfield travels to Savannah, GA today and will play Haverford and Bluefield state in the SCAD Spring Break Tournament on Tuesday.

Game 1


Augusta State               201      010      0          4-9-1

Mansfield                     000      000      1          1-5-1


Augusta State (12-11): Jacklyn Benehaley (W, 3-2) and Ashley Roberts, Brooke Henson (4)  

2b – Anna Tedder, Kayla Hicks           RBI Tedder 2, Roberts, Paige Phillips


Mansfield (0-4): Shelly Forsburg (L, 0-3), Lindsay Knapp (5) and Kristina Poore

2b – Jess Christ            RBI – Christ


Game 2


Mansfield         000      00        0-4-2

Coker              305      1x        9-11-0


Mansfield (0-5): Whitney Brown (L. 0-1), Lindsay Knapp (4) and Brittany Walker, Jen Stein (4)


Coker College (17-6): Somer Bigham (W, 13-3) and Katie McCauley

2b – Aston Williamson, Miranda Klees

RBI – Williamson 2, Allie Bragg, Kimberly Atkinson, Whitney Watt

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