Baseball Exits NCAA Mideast Regionals with Loss to No. 4 seeded Illinois Wesleyan 5-2

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – No. 8 seed Mount Union's baseball team lost to No. 4 seed Illinois Wesleyan 5-2 on Thursday, May 16 in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Mideast Regional hosted by Rose-Hulman at Art Nehf Field.

With the loss, the Purple Raiders season ends at 23-18 while the Titans improve to 33-13 and advance to play Friday at 1:15 pm against the loser of the Thomas More and Marietta matchup.

Bobby Czarnowski gave Illinois Wesleyan a 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the second inning.

C.J. Stotler (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum) tied the game in the bottom of the fifth inning at 1-1, as he hit a solo home run to left field.

Lee Grosscup (Green/Green) hit a sac fly to right field to score teammate Mitchell Lake (Orwell/Grand Valley) in the bottom of the eighth to cut the Titans lead 5-2.

A Titan four-run seventh inning shut the door on the Raiders as they went on for the 5-2 victory.

Nick Mehn pitched a complete game victory for the Titans as allowed just two runs and scattered nine hits with five strikeouts. 

Sam Clarke (Strongsville/Strongsville) pitched 6.1 innings with six hits and allowed four earned runs as he took the loss for the Raiders.

Illinois Wesleyan 5, Mount Union 2 (May 16, 2013 at Terre Haute, Ind.)
Illinois Wesleyan... 010 000 400  -  5  9  1      (33-13)
Mount Union......... 000 010 010  -  2  9  0      (23-18)
Pitchers: Illinois Wesleyan - Mehn, N. and . Mount Union - Sam Clarke; Ryan Sason(7);
Win-Mehn, N.(6-2)  Loss-Sam Clarke(2-4)  T-2:20  A-200
HR IWU - Czarnowski.
HR MTU - C.J. Stotler.