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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mansfield softball improves to 4-0 with sweep in Myrtle Beach freshman Kami Bishop earns third straight win McConville and Polk homer in game two

MYRTLE BEACH, SC Freshman Kami Bishop picked up her third win of the season in the opener and Katie McConville homered and drove in five runs in the nightcap as Mansfield beat Alvernia 7-3 and Thiel 14-1 at the Fastpitch Classic in Myrtle Beach Wednesday.

Bishop went the distance in the opener scattering five hits and striking out 10 while walking two. Mansfield scored three runs on a double by Janelle Antes in the third before Erin Carroll broke open a 3-3 tie with a three-run home run in the sixth.

Melissa Baer went the distance against Thiel allowing three hits while striking out seven in a five-inning contest. Mansfield scored in every inning including a three-run home run by Freshman Aundraa Polk in the first and a three-run home run by McConville in the third.

Jamie Castellano went 4-4 from the plate while Nicole Yost was 3-4.

Mansfield will have a travel day tomorrow before finishing the southern swing with five games at Francis Marion this weekend.



Game 1

Alvernia          000      102      0          3-5-1

Mansfield        003      004      x          7-4-1

Alvernia (2-1): Michelle Jensen (L) and Samantha Geisinger
2b Dina Chiappelli, Lauren Crimi    RBI Crimi 2, Geisinger

Mansfield (3-0): Kami Bishop (W, 3-0) and Erin Carroll

2b Janelle Antes       HR Erin Carroll (1)

RBI Carroll 3, Antes 3, Ashley Gaisser

Game 2

Thiel                100      00        1-3-1
Mansfield        434      12        14-13-1

Thiel (0-3): Emily Batiz (L), Ashley McLimans (3) and Becky Betteridge

2b Laura Davin, Stephanie Smith                RBI Smith

Mansfield (4-0): Melissa Baer (W, 1-0) and Jen Stein

2b Stein, Nicole Yost           HR Katie McConville (3), Aundraa Polk (1)

RBI McConville 5, Yost 3, Polk 3, Jamie Castellano, Megan Truitt


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