RELEASE DATE: 3/14/08
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mansfield baseball improves to 9-4 with 10-8 win over Chestnut Hill
FT. PIERCE, FL Drew Bair delivered a RBI single with two out in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Mansfield to a 10-8 win over Chestnut Hill at Ft. Pierce, FL Friday.
It marked the fourth straight win for the Mountaineers -the second in two days over Chestnut Hill - who improve to 9-4 on the season.
Senior Abram Yeakel continued his hitting onslaught going 2-4 with two doubles and four RBI. Over the last three games Yeakel, a transfer from Division I Liberty University, has 10 hits in 14 at bats (.714) with nine RBIs.
Yeakel gave Mansfield the early lead, hitting two-run doubles in the first and second inning to give Mansfield an 8-1 lead after two innings.
Chestnut Hill rallied to tie the score at 8-8 before Bair drilled a two-out single to right field to score Ryan Riley and give Mansfield a 9-8 lead. The Mountaineers added to their lead on a solo home run by Riley in the eighth.
Tyler Noel picked up the win in relief with Rick Stewart picking up the save.
Yeakel went 2-4 with two doubles and four RBI with Riley going 2-3 with a home run and two RBI. Matt Young was 2-3 with a RBI.
Mansfield will play Nyack in a doubleheader on Saturday.
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Chestnut Hill (1-8): Ryan Weber, Kevin
Dumicich (L) (6), Tom Walton (8) and Bryan Henry