RELEASE DATE: 4/14/10
MANSFIELD – Byran Wilde hit a two-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning in the opener and Mike Hartz drove in six runs in the nightcap to lead Mansfield to a 8-6, 15-11 sweep over Wilmington in a nonconference doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Shaute Field.
In the opener, Mansfield trailed 6-1 before scoring five runs on six hits in the sixth inning with RBI singles by Jon Taddeo, Seth Tressler followed by a run scoring double by Kevin Miller and two-run single by Hartz.
Bernard Johnson relieved Joe Will in the seventh and held Wilmington scoreless for two innings including rolling a double-play to end the eight. In the ninth freshman Joel Worthington took the mound for Mansfield striking out two of the three batters he faced to retire the side in order.
Mansfield’s Dylan Woodworth got a one-out single in the ninth before Wilde crushed a home run over the centerfield fence to give Mansfield a walk-off 8-6 win. It was Wilde’s, a member of the starting pitching rotation,
Hartz went 3-5 with two RBI’s while Chris Coleman went 3-4 to lead the Mountaineer offense.
Drew Anusky went 3-4 with an RBI to lead Wilmington.
In the nightcap Wilmington scored three times in the top of the first but Mansfield countered with five runs in the bottom of the inning including a three-run home run by freshman Dylan Woodworth and solo round tripper by Wilde. Wilmington retook the lead with three more runs in the second but Mansfield came right back scoring three runs of its own in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good.
Mansfield scored 14 runs over the first four innings and pounded out 13 hits, including six extra-base hits, in the nightcap while using six different pitcher.
Zach Ullrich picked up the win in relief to improve to 2-0 on the season. Hartz went 3-6 including his 15th double of the season and drove in a career-best six runs in the game. Glen Jenkins went 3-3 with a double and Woodworth drove in four runs
Mansfield improves to 22-14 on the season and travels to Shippensburg on Friday before hosting the Red Raiders Saturday at Shaute Field.
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Wilmington (21-8): Steve Messick, Joe
Harris )6), Nick Galinskie (6), Cameron Saienni (L, 3-2) and Mike Goodwin
Mansfield (21-14): Zach Ullrich, Andy
Young (4), Joe Will (5), Bernard Johnson (7), Joe Worthington (9) (W, 2-2) and
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Mansfield (22-14): Marc Baker, Zach
Ullrich (2 (W, 2-0), Shane Ryan (3), Joe Will (3), Mike Martin (4), Justin
Garcia (6) and Glen Jenkins