Mansfield falls to Southern Columbia.

By: The Review | Towanda Daily Review | May 22, 2013 | Photo courtesy The Review


2013 Mansfield vs. Southern Columbia BaseballCATAWISSA - Mansfield couldn't overcome a big first inning by Southern Columbia in their 8-3 loss in District IV, Class AA baseball action Tuesday.

Southern scored five runs in the first off two home runs.

Mason Peters hit the first pitch of the game out of the park, then Tyler Behrent hit a three-run shot three batters later.

Mansfield fought back, cutting it to 5-3 after the top half of the second.

Southern would get them back over the next two innings with both teams going scoreless in the second half of the game.

Taylor Hillson, Sam Rotella, Max Colegrove, Ryan Whitmyer and Brady Andrews had hits for the Tigers while Colegrove, Bo Burleigh and Whitmyer scored the three runs.

Hillson, Rotella and Derek Burd knocked in the runs.

Hillson started and earns the loss, going three innings to strikeout two while allowing eight hits, six earned runs and one walk.

Rotella went the rest of the way, allowing just one hit while striking out one.