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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mounties lose to Slippery Rock 21-9 in Florida

FT. PIERCE, FL Slippery Rock scored in every inning in a 21-9 win over Mansfield in Ft. Pierce, FL Friday.

Slippery Rock built a 7-0 lead before Mansfield got on the scoreboard with a solo run in the bottom of the third.

Slippery Rock extended the lead to 19-3 until Mansfield scored six runs in the fifth.

Nate Grove went 3-4 with an RBI to lead the Mountaineer offense with Drew Bair and Mike Hartz each going 2-4.

It was the most runs scored on a Mansfield team since a 22-17 loss to Ashland during the Florida trip in 2007.

Both teams will face each other in a single game again on Saturday.




Slippery Rock     124         1 11 1     1              21-22-0
Mansfield             001         2  6  0     0              9-12-0

Slippery Rock (9-2): Rich Hocanson (W),  Brett Vescovi (5) and Derek Diruscla
2b Rich Michalek, Matt Adams 2, Scott Bender, Jacob Oswalt
HR Michalek, Adams, Diruscla, Billy Messer, Bender, Mitch Monas
RBI Adams 6, Michalek 4, Bender 3, Messer 2, Diruscla 2, Monas

Mansfield (5-9): Bernard Johnson (L, 1-1), Shane Ryan (3), Trever Ullrich (5), Joe Will (5), Steve Tretter (5), Andy Young (6) and Tony Battisti
2b Cory Stinger
RBI Mike Hartz 3, Chris Coleman 2, Drew Bair 2


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