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April 19, 2014

Black and Gold close out weekend sweep

CINCINNATI, OHIO – Four players registered multiple-hit contests, and junior starting pitcher Sean Liedtky (Walkerton, Ind.) provided seven solid innings of work, as Manchester University topped the College of Mt. St. Joseph 13-2 Saturday, April 19.

Liedtky, evening his record at 3-3, kept the Lions off balance at Marge Schott Stadium with five strikeouts and only nine hits allowed in his stint. He received more than enough of an offensive attack throughout the afternoon.

Senior designated hitter Dan Maringer (Fort Wayne, Ind.) drilled an RBI single and later scored on a double-steal with junior outfielder Kyle Norris (Indianapolis, Ind.) for a 2-0 lead after a half inning. MSJ (11-18-1 overall, 6-12 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) got a run back in the first, but the Spartans (20-11, 14-4 HCAC) added eight runs over the third through fifth innings to break it open.

Maringer led the multiple-hit quarter, with three safeties and two RBIs. Junior second baseman Logan Hug (Indianapolis, ind.), junior shortstop Trevor Kimm (Anderson, Ind.) and junior outfielder Justin Miller (Yorktown, Ind.) each clouted two hits. Kimm added three runs to his total.

MU continues HCAC play Tuesday, April 22, at Defiance College of Ohio. First pitch is 4:15 p.m. at DC's Craig Rutter Field.

NOTES: The weekend sweep, coupled with Rose-Hulman dropping three contests to Earlham and Anderson University dropping two games to Bluffton University, put the defending champions three games up on the league standings chart … Miller moved his hitting streak to 11 games which leads the program … Norris increased his on-base skein to 19 consecutive appearances, while Miller has done so in 11 successive games, and Maringer has reached safely in double-digit outings for the second time this season.