Maine-Endwell graduate, Mike Mancini, had a Sunday to remember, homering four times across eight at-bats.

Mancini and the James Madison Dukes played two games on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Regional Round at NC State.

In game one, against South Carolina, Mancini homered in the first inning, giving the Dukes their first hit and run of the game. Both JMU and South Carolina were held scoreless after that until the eighth inning when Mancini went deep again to double JMU's lead to 2-0. Mancini ended the game going two-for-four with two RBI, scoring the only two runs as the Dukes escaped an elimination game.

That win advanced JMU to the Regional final against the host team, NC State. James Madison trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning when Mancini went deep once more, marking his third home run of the day. Two innings later, Mancini took the Wolfpack deep again, pulling one down the left-field line to cut JMU's deficit to one run again.

In the eighth inning, the Dukes once again trailed by two runs when Mancini hammered another pitch, this one dropping for a double, scoring Fenwick Trimble. The Dukes were unable to rally in the ninth, dropping the final to NC State 5-3 despite Mancini's three-for-four performance.

Overall, on the day, across two games, Mancini scored four of JMU's five runs and scored all five RBI. His final line for the day was five-for-eight with four home runs and a double.

Mancini finishes up his sophomore year as a Duke with a .329 batting average, 15 home runs and 34 walks. Mancini graduated from Maine-Endwell in 2022 and was a member of the 2016 Little League World Series Champion Team.

To watch the home runs go here: #1, #2, #3, #4