[Gary E Duncan Sr for Shaw Media]
Mancke hit near the bottom of the order as a junior, but with some key pieces graduating he's cleaning up now.
He cleaned up his first two at-bats. In the first, with Cal Hejza at second after a leadoff walk and stolen base, Mancke took a couple close pitches to work a full count. Then he smoked a run-scoring double over the left fielder.
In the third inning, Mancke again watched a close pitch go by before bringing in Gavin Arseneau with a sacrifice fly.
"I was just looking for a good pitch to hit," Mancke said. "That first at bat, he couldn't get a curve ball over for a strike, he hadn't to the first three guys, so I knew going into that at bat he wasn't going to throw me a good curveball. I was just sitting fastball and got one late in the count, and got a good pitch to hit."