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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mounties end Florida trip with 22-17 loss in slugfest with Ashland – Sunday’s home opener against Bryant College cancelled


FT. MYERS, FL – Mansfield scored a season-high 17 runs but it wouldn’t be enough as the Mountaineers wrapped up their Florida trip with a 22-17 loss to Ashland (OH) College Friday in Ft. Myers, FL.

It was the most runs scored in loss in head coach Harry Hillson’s 1015 games at the helm of the program over the past 21 seasons. The last time Mansfield scored more runs in a loss was in a 22-18 setback to St. Bonaventure in 1985.

Ashland took a 5-0 until the Mountaineers exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the third keyed by Dave Meldrum’s two-run home run.

But Ashland would score 17 times over the next four innings to build an insurmountable lead.

Mansfield pounded out 17 hits led by Meldrum went 3-4 with a home run and five RBI’s. Cody Stinger was 3-6 with a double Scott Erickson 2-2 with two doubles.

Mansfield’s home opener against Bryant College set for this Sunday at Shaute Field has been cancelled because of a late-season snowstorm.


Ashland     230   552   500   22-18-2

Mansfield   008   005   103   17-17-2


Ashland (8-8): Simon Liston, Jeremy Sloan (W) (3), Trent Barker (7), Tom Abbott (9) and Eric Zattlin

2b – Zattlin, Jeff Yates                3b – Jacob Petkac

HR – Quentin Eberhardt 2, Yates, Casey Jirsa

RBI – Eberhardt 7, Yates 7, Jirsa 3, Petkac 3, Justin Richards


Mansfield (4-9): Tyler Noel (L), Shane Ryan (4), Nate Grove (6), Josh Haines (8), Zach Ullrich (9) and Scott Erickson, Justin Baer (6)

2b – Scott Erickson 2, Cody Stinger, Travis Lepperd          HR – Dave Meldrum

RBI – Meldrum 5, Travis Lepperd 3, Ryan Wyland 2, Nate Grove, Stinger, Matt Young, Ryan Riley



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