Where they are now: Mara Forsyth powers Wartburg softball offense

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Wartburg slugger Mara Forsyth gets a bead on a pitch. Photo from Wartburg College

WAVERLY, Iowa — Charles City graduate Mara Forsyth is more than a cornerstone of Wartburg College softball team’s offense. More accurately, she is the keystone.

IMG_1269The junior infielder leads the 17-11 Knights in batting average among all players with more than two at-bats. In 28 games and 87 at-bats so far this season, Forsyth is batting .414. She leads in runs scored (32 of the team’s 179), runs batted in (43 of the team’s 153), home runs (10), and slugging percentage (.874).

Forsyth is well on her way to eclipsing her sophomore season. After transferring from the University of Northern Iowa, She played all 42 of Wartburg’s games, putting up a .437 average last year. She had 52 hits, 28 runs scored, 10 home runs and 43 RBIs. She was chosen second-team All-Conference and second-team All-Region.

Warburg student Tyler French in an article for The Trumphet, the college’s student newspaper, quoted softball head coach Jamie Mueller praising Forsyth.

“Mara is a big contributer to this program in many ways. She has great leadership skills and she is our hardest worker,” Mueller said.
“Her work ethic is unmatched.”

Read the article by clicking here.
The Knights will next be in action at home in Waverly against Nebraska Wesleyan. Game time is 4 p.m.

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