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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mounties Drop Two at West Virginia Wesleyan Tournament in Salem


SALEM, VA – The Mansfield University softball team struggled to get their bats going at the West Virginia Wesleyan Tournament in Salem, VA on Saturday dropping a 9-2 decision to West Virginia Wesleyan and were no-hit in a 9-0 loss to #22 South Carolina-Upstate.

The Mountaineers took an early lead against West Virginia Wesleyan scoring two runs off rbi’s by Kristina Poore (Matamoras/Delaware Valley) and Jen Stein (Williamsport/Williamsport).

West Virginia Wesleyan scored three runs in the bottom of the third to take the lead for good. Shelly Forsburg (Vestal,NY/Vestal) went the distance for Mansfield.

In the nightcap, USC-Upstate’s Brittany Rice did not allow a hit in picking up the win.

Mansfield falls to 2-11 overall and will play Sheperd College and IUP on Sunday.




Game One


Mansfield                                 200      000      0          2-3-3

West Virginia Wesleyan            013      053      x          9-9-3


Mansfield (2-10): Shelly Forsburg (L, 2-5) and Kristina Poore

RBI – Poore, Jen Stein


West Virginia Wesleyan (7-17): Amber Collier (W) and Shannae Proud

3b – Brooke Catanese  HR – Lara Foster

RBI – Foster 2, Carly McCullough 2, Catanese, Lindsey Lemon


Game Two


USC-Upstate   214      20        9-7-1

Mansfield         000      00        0-0-1


USC-Upstate (30-8): Brittany Rice (W, 11-4) and Vanesa Flores

2b – Amber Patterson

RBI – Shay Slater 2, Heidi Gibbs, Ana Mitchell, Ashleigh Beck, Patterson


Mansfield (2-11): Christine Ross (L, 0-2), Whitney Brown (3), Lindsay Knapp (5) and Jen Stein

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