2013 Manchester University Baseball

  • Kimm, Nieman out to quick start in Prospect League
    July 01, 2013
    Manchester University baseball players Trevor Kimm (Anderson, Ind.) and Jordan Nieman (Michigan City, Ind.) are off to a strong start in the Prospect summer collegiate wood bat League.
  • MU turns in strong rankings on final national statistics report
    June 20, 2013
    A combined 14 individual and team top five spots for baseball and four individual top 30 listings for softball highlighted Manchester University on the final 2013 NCAA Division III national statistics’ reports.
  • Spartans ranked on D3Baseball, ABCA final top 10s
    June 07, 2013
    The 2013 Manchester University baseball team, coming off a record-setting 39-7-1 season and NCAA Division III College World Series berth, was ranked No. 7 by D3Baseball.com and No. 8 by the American Baseball Coaches Association on each group’s final top 25.
  • Four named ABCA All-Americans
    May 29, 2013
    Manchester University, fresh off an appearance in the 2013 NCAA Division III College World Series, placed four of its members on the American Baseball Coaches Association’s Division III All-American teams, released late last week.
  • Murphy tabbed Capital One Academic All-American
    May 29, 2013
    Manchester University senior baseball player Bryce Murphy (Ossian, Ind.) was named a Division III first team academic All-American by Capital One and CoSida (Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America) Wednesday, May 30.
  • Late rally subdues Spartans at CWS
    May 25, 2013
    APPLETON, WIS. – D3Baseball.com #9-ranked and American Baseball Coaches Association No. 12-ranked Manchester University got out of the gate quickly during day one of the 2013 NCAA Division III College World Series Friday, May 24.
  • Sparkling 2013 season closes at CWS
    May 25, 2013
    APPLETON, WIS. – Manchester University head coach Rick Espeset took a look at the big picture of what the 2013 Spartans did following a close-knit loss to Webster University of Missouri Saturday, May 25.
  • Black and Gold open CWS play Friday
    May 23, 2013
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IN. – Manchester University opens play in its second NCAA Division III College baseball World Series Friday, May 24.
  • Spartans claim NCAA D3 Mideast Regional title, on to College World Series
    May 18, 2013
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Manchester University coach Rick Espeset could see something in his team when they got on the bus for the 2013 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championships.
  • Strong offensive attack keys win in top two seeds’ battle
    May 17, 2013
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Bryce Murphy is willing to do whatever it takes to help his team.
  • Black and Gold rallies past W&J, remains in winner’s bracket
    May 17, 2013
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Manchester University pushed its current win streak to 14 with a gritty victory over President’s Athletic Conference member Washington and Jefferson Thursday, May 16.
  • MU upends Mount Union, moves on at regionals
    May 15, 2013
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Manchester University received a strong balance of offense, pitching and defense to lead the way during day one of the 2013 NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Wednesday, May 15.
  • Spartans open regional play Wednesday
    May 14, 2013
    No. 12-ranked D3Baseball.com and No. 15-ranked American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Manchester University earned the top seed at the NCAA Division III Terre Haute/Rose-Hulman Mideast Regional with the release of the national field Monday, May 13.
  • Spartans claim HCAC tourney title
    May 11, 2013
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Looking back at three close-knit wins in three days, Manchester University head coach Rick Espeset pointed to a key reason for the Spartans gaining the program’s second Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament title in three seasons Saturday, May 11.
  • MU, Franklin move into championship round
    May 10, 2013
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Another day at the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Championships and more drama for the fans in attendance at James Gratz Field Friday, May 10.
  • MU, Franklin advance during day one at HCACs
    May 09, 2013
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A key defensive plate in the ninth inning spurred top-seeded and No. 12-ranked D3Baseball.com and No. 15-ranked American Baseball Coaches Association Division III Manchester University past fourth-seeded Defiance College during the opening day of the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships Thursday, May 9.
  • Manchester University set to host 2013 HCACs
    May 08, 2013
    D3Baseball.com No. 13-ranked and American Baseball Coaches Association Division III No. 15-ranked Manchester University welcomes the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships to Gratz Field Thursday-Saturday, May 9-11.
  • MU closes regular season on high note
    May 04, 2013
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Senior pitcher Kyle Konarski (Elkhart, Ind.) continued his unbeaten pitching string to highlight a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference sweep of Mt. St. Joseph Saturday, May 4.
  • Senior Weekend series opens with win
    May 03, 2013
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Fueled by eight strong innings from junior pitcher Dylan Padgett (Kirklin, Ind.), Manchester University got its regular season-closing series against Mt. St. Joseph off to a strong start Friday, May 3.
  • Black and Gold roll to conference-clinching win
    April 30, 2013
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – Manchester University didn’t leave anything to chance at Defiance College’s Craig A. Rutter Field Tuesday, April 30.
  • MU climbs two spots on D3Baseball.com poll
    April 30, 2013
    Manchester University jumped from No. 15 to 13 on the Week 10 D3Baseball.com top 25.
  • Torrid offense guides Spartans to series sweep
    April 27, 2013
    BLUFFTON, OHIO – Manchester University flexed its offense muscle Saturday, April 27, in 15-4, 12-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference wins at Bluffton.
  • Black and Gold earn strong spot on first NCAA regional poll
    April 26, 2013
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - Manchester University was ranked second on the first NCAA Division III Mideast Region poll, released Thursday, April 25.
  • Balanced attack sends Spartans to series-opening victory
    April 26, 2013
    BLUFFTON, OHIO – Manchester University had five players register multiple-hit contests and received strong pitching en route to a 9-2 win over Bluffton University Friday, April 26.
  • Bluffton series next for Spartans
    April 25, 2013
    D3Baseball.com and American Baseball Coaches Association's No. 15-ranked Manchester University takes a weekend trip to Bluffton University of Ohio Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27.
  • Spartans No. 15 on national polls
    April 23, 2013
    Manchester University slipped six spots on D3Baseball.com and two spots on the American Baseball Coaches Association Division III poll with their releases Tuesday, April 23.
  • Black and Gold wrap up key HCAC road series win
    April 21, 2013
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. – A solid starting pitching performance from senior Justin Scott (Fort Wayne, Ind.) helped lift Manchester University past Rose-Hulman 4-1 Sunday, April 21.
  • Game two offensive attack highlights split
    April 20, 2013
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Five Manchester University players turned in multiple-hit efforts in the nightcap Saturday, April 20, guiding the Spartans to a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference split with Rose-Hulman.
  • Key league series on docket
    April 19, 2013
    Manchester University continues its four-game week with a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference trek to Terre Haute, Ind., to face Rose-Hulman Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21.
  • Spartans’ win streak snapped
    April 16, 2013
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A battle of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rivals took an extra frame to decide Tuesday, April 16.
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