MANSFIELD, PA (WENY) - Their first season may have come to an end, but Tuesday was a huge day for the Mansfield Destroyers.

The Destroyers and Mansfield University announced a continued partnership for the 2020 season. The team will return to play at Shaute Field next summer.

When the team does return to the field, Head Coach Brian Hill will be back on the bench. The Destroyers announced on Tuesday they have signed Hill to a lifetime contract. Owner Don Lewis says, "You couldn't ask for a better coach. He understands that we want to win as an organization and he understands that the players need to be able to interact with the community, go out in the community to events, and be a major part of the community. Brian offers all of that to us. 

The team also announced UC Davis Outfielder Colton Evans will return in 2020. Lewis says, "Getting Colton Evans back is a huge deal. Colton is just an all-around great player and a better player off the field. He's been a huge leader for us. You know, the guys really enjoyed being around him. He just loves coming to the ballpark. Just all around a great guy and a great player."