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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mansfield’s Nate Grove named PSAC East Co-Player of the Week

MANSFIELD – Mansfield University senior outfielder Nate Grove (Williamsport/Williamsport) has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) East Division Co-Player of the Week for his outstanding performance during the week ending 4/26/09.

Grove shared the honor with East Stroudsburg’s Mark Angelo.

Grove played a key role in Mansfield clinching the final PSAC Tournament berth out of the PSAC East, as he hit .625 (10-for-16) with two home runs, 10 RBI and six runs scored in five games last week. He posted a 1.225 slugging percentage for the week and a .667 on-base percentage. Grove saved his best for the last game of the season. With Mansfield facing a must-win situation against East Stroudsburg after losing two of the first three games, Grove went 3-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI. With the Mountaineers trailing 10-7 in the fourth inning, Grove hit a two-run home run to close the gap to 10-9. He then started a four-run rally in the sixth as he tied the game with a lead-off home run as Mansfield went on to defeat East Stroudsburg 16-15.

For the season Grove is batting .358, second highest on the team.  His 53 hits include 10 doubles, a triple and four home runs. He has driven in 26 runs while scoring 28 times.

Mansfield will play Mercyhurst in the opening round of the PSAC Playoffs at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4.




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