RELEASE DATE: 4/06/10
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mansfield belts nine home runs in sweep over Lake Erie College
MANSFIELD – Mansfield belted nine home runs including two each by Matt Hamilton and Jon Taddeo to sweep Lake Erie College 15-4, 21-3 in a non-conference doubleheader at Shaute Field Tuesday afternoon.
The Mountaineers rapped out 30 hits over the two games including home runs by Hamilton, Taddeo, Levi Weiskopff, Dan Chevalier, Seth Tressler, Mike Hartz, and Dan Lough. Hamilton went 5-7 from the plate on the day with two home runs and two doubles while driving in six runs.
Mansfield also got solid pitching especially from Mike Martin who went the first six innings in the night allowing just two hits and striking out six with one walk.
In the opener Mansfield jumped on Lake Erie starter Pat Milligan for four runs in the bottom of the first when Hamilton led off with a shot over the left center fence. The Mountaineers added two more in the second on a runs scoring single by Chris Coleman and RBI double by Dan Chevalier.
Mansfield got an addition home run from Hamilton along with a two-run home run from Chevalier as well as a two-run home from Weiskopff in the sixth inning as part of its 13-hit attack. It was Weiskopff’s, a Mansfield High School grad, first collegiate home run.
Three pitchers Andy Young, Marc Baker and Zach Ullrich combined for a seven-hitter. Hamilton went 4-4 with two home runs, a double and four RBI’s to led the offense with Coleman, Chevalier and Jon Taddeo all recording a two-hit game.
In the nightcap, Mansfield scored twice in the second when Tressler singled in a run and later stole home. Mansfield added six more runs in the third and nine more in the fourth to put the game out of reach.
Tressler went 4-4 in the second game with a double, home run and six RBI.
The 21 runs scored were the most in a game by a Mountaineer team since beating Clarion 22-7 in 2006.
Mansfield improves to 17-11 overall and travel to Bloomsburg for a PSAC East doubleheader on Friday.
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Lake Erie (9-15): Pat Mulligan (L, 2-5),
Chris Mason (2), Tim Birch (5) and Patrick Kilway
Mansfield (16-10): Andy Young (W, 2-2),
Marc Baker (3), Zach Ulrich (5) (s-1) and Glen Jenkins
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Lake Erie (9-16): Jimmie Shaw (L, 0-1),
Pat Mulligan (3), Matt Lott (4), Zack Justice (4), Tim Birch (6) and Johnny
Mansfield (17-11): Mike Martin (W, 2-0),
Bernard Johnson (7) and Glen Jenkins, Ernie Ruck (4)