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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mounties split with Rockhurst --  Seth Tressler triples and scores winning run in top of seventh in nightcap

WINTER HAVEN, FL Freshman Seth Tressler (Howard/Bellefonte) tripled and scored the winning run in the top of the seventh to lead Mansfield to a 5-4 win over Rockhurst in the nightcap of a doubleheader Tuesday at the RussMatt Invitational in Winter Haven, FL.

Rockhurst held on for a 14-12 win in the opener.

In the nightcap, Mansfield scored three runs in the third with two of them coming on a single by Dan Chevalier (Herndon,VA/Herndon), and led 4-2 when Rockhust scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game. With one out in the top of the seventh Tressler lined a drive off the centerfield fence and used his speed to stretch a double into a triple. The next batter, Mike Hartz (Dauphin/Central Dauphin), ground out to the left side of the infield with Tressler scoring what proved to be the winning run on the play.

Bernard Johnson (Corning,NY/East), who had come into the game in relief of starter Mike Martin (Stevensville/Wyalusing)  in the fifth, returned the side in order , including a strikeout, in the bottom of the seventh to pick up the win. Johnson went 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits and striking out one. Martin scattered five hits over 5 1/3 innings striking out four and walking one.

Chris Coleman (Carbondale/Carbondale) led the offense going 3-3 from the plate with two doubles and a RBI. Tressler went 2-4 including a triple and also had two stolen bases. Kevin Miller (Kenvil,NJ/Roxbury) was 2-4.

In the opener, Rockhurst broke up a 3-3 tie after the first three innings but scoring 11 runs over the next three innings to take a 14-4 lead into the bottom of the sixth.

In the sixth, Mansfield exploded for eight runs on eight hits but could pull no closer. Matt Hamilton (Roundhill,VA/Loundon Valley)paced the offense going 2-4 with a double and home runs while driving in three runs. The home run was his second of the season and came with a runner on in the second.

Coleman went 3-4 with two RBI while Miller and Chevalier both were 2-3.

Mansfield is 4-2 on the season and plays Winona in a single game tomorrow.


Rockhurst            012         434         0              14-15-0
Mansfield            021         018         0              12-14-4

Rockhurst (7-2):  Ben Baker (w), Jason Brown (5), Nick Lichtenberger (7) (s) and T.J. Daily
2b Ryan Porter, Dustin Ladyman            HR Ladyman
RBI Ladyman 4, Porter 4, Mike Walczuk 2, Tom Stevison, Jeff Wilson, Brandon Tangney, Anthony Davis

Mansfield (3-2): Joel Worthington (L, 0-1), Marc Baker (5), Brian Milliman (5), Drew Peterson (6), Zach Ullrich (6) and Glen Jenkins
2b Matt Hamilton, Bryan Wilde              HR Hamilton (2)
RBI Hamilton 3, Chris Coleman 2, Ernie Ruch 2, Dan Lough 2, Levi Weiskopff, Dylan Woodworth, Lance Ratchford


Mansfield            003         010         1              5-8-1
Rockhurst            101         002         0              4-9-1

Mansfield (4-2): Mike Martin, Bernard Johnson (6) (W, 2-0) and Jenkins
2b Chris Coleman 2, Mike Hartz              3b Seth Tressler
RBI Dan Chevalier 2, Coleman, Hartz, Kevin Miller

Rockhurst (7-3): Patrick Chandler, Alex Seier (5) (L) and Drew Daubman
2b Mike Garza, Ben Baker
RBI Stevison, Porter, Ladyman, Garza



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