2016 Manchester University Baseball

  • Art of the Steal: Alum develops life brush with MU base
    June 14, 2017
    Matt Talarico is a creative thinker.
  • Boys of Summer: MU pitchers get firsthand look at post-collegiate baseball options
    July 22, 2016
    Manchester University head baseball coach Rick Espeset may already have a leadership role or two filled for 2017. And its only mid-July.
  • Eck, Kopplin highlighted on Acorns from Oak Tree
    June 21, 2016
    Individuals checking in on Manchester University’s athletics blog - http://acornsfromtheoaktree.tumblr.com/ - Tuesday, June 21- Friday, June 24 get a first-hand look at life in the collegiate wood bat Prospects’ League.
  • Eck, Kopplin on Champion City roster
    June 16, 2016
    Manchester University rising juniors Brandon Eck (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and Taylor Kopplin (Westport, Ind.) are among the pitching staff of the Champion City Kings.
  • Spartans place eight on all-HCAC squads
    May 18, 2016
    A trio consisting of junior first baseman Tailur Szarenski (Bluffton, Ind.), junior outfielder Chad Schultz (Fair Oaks, Ind.) and senior shortstop Sean Knepper (Bremen, Ind.) topped honors for Manchester University on the 2016 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference postseason awards, released May 16.
  • Spartans’ HCAC tourney run concludes
    May 13, 2016
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. – An eighth successive 20-plus-wins campaign and 19th appearance in the last 21 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference final fours came to a close Friday, May 13.
  • MU takes fourth seed into HCACs
    May 12, 2016
    For the 18th time in the last 20 seasons, Manchester University is among the final four at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships.
  • Knepper, Lane multiple-hit efforts guide Black and Gold
    May 12, 2016
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Sophomore left fielder Eric Knepper (Bremen, Ind.) clouted a run-scoring double in the third inning, and he and fellow sophomore Hunter Lane (Nappanee, Ind.) turned in two-hit evenings at Rose-Hulman’s Art Nehf Field Thursday, May 12.
  • Storybook ending wraps up regular season
    May 08, 2016
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – It was a script made for Senior Weekend 2016.
  • Regular season schedule winds up Friday, Saturday
    May 05, 2016
    Franklin College pays a visit to Gratz Field in North Manchester, Ind., for Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7.
  • Ferguson, Kopplin shutout wraps up AU season series sweep
    May 03, 2016
    ANDERSON, IND. ? An RBI sacrifice fly off the bat of sophomore designated hitter Lucas Gramman (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) and sophomore third baseman Hunter Lane (Nappanee, Ind.) scooting home on a wild pitch sent Manchester University past Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Anderson University Tuesday, May 2.
  • Knepper named HCAC Hitter of Week
    May 02, 2016
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Sophomore outfielder Eric Knepper represented Manchester University on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week release for the period of April 23-29.
  • HCAC rivals collide Tuesday
    May 02, 2016
    A mid-week set between Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rivals Manchester University and Anderson University concludes Tuesday, May 3.
  • HCAC leaders’ split moves MU to 20-win territory
    April 30, 2016
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Sophomore right-hander Brandon Eck (Fort Wayne, Ind.) fired a complete game victory in game one, highlighting the beginning of a weekend clash between Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference first and second-place squads Friday, April 29.
  • Black and Gold wrap up midweek sweep
    April 26, 2016
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Sophomore right-hander Devon Sheward (Marion, Ind.) made his first collegiate start something to remember Tuesday, April 26.
  • Defiance series concluder resumes HCAC slate
    April 25, 2016
    A mid-week set against Defiance College wraps up Tuesday, April 26.
  • Saturday split leads Black and Gold to series win
    April 23, 2016
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Sophomore right-hander Taylor Kopplin (Westport, Ind.) fired a complete-game, four-hitter replete with three strikeouts to lead Manchester University to a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory Saturday, April 23.
  • MU, Transylvania clash in key HCAC set
    April 22, 2016
    Transylvania University pays a visit to Gratz Field Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference series.
  • Home successes continue, MU moves into HCAC second-place tie
    April 22, 2016
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Sophomore starting pitcher Brandon Eck (Fort Wayne, Ind.) compiled his second complete-game victory, spotlighting a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference series-opening win for Manchester University Friday, April 23.
  • Ferguson gem sends Spartans into HCAC third-place tie
    April 19, 2016
    ANDERSON, IND. – Junior first baseman Tailur Szarenski (Bluffton, Ind.), sophomore third baseman Hunter Lane (Nappanee, Ind.) and sophomore designated hitter Lucas Gramman (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) each compiled multiple-hit efforts to lead Manchester University Tuesday, April 19.
  • Four-game week begins Tuesday
    April 18, 2016
    Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rivals Manchester University and Anderson University continue a three-game mid-week series Tuesday, April 19.
  • Spartans upended in final day of HCAC road set
    April 16, 2016
    HANOVER, IND. – Junior left fielder Chad Schultz (Fair Oaks, Ind.) and senior catcher Elliott Ford (Rome City, Ind.) each compiled multiple-hit efforts in game one of a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference twinbill Saturday, April 16.
  • Black and Gold keep pace in HCAC, claim Hanover series opener
    April 15, 2016
    HANOVER, IND. – Senior catcher Elliott Ford (Rome City, Ind.) led a quartet of Manchester University batters with multiple-hit efforts Friday, April 15.
  • Black and Gold start league road trip
    April 14, 2016
    Manchester University begins a four-game Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference road trip Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16.
  • Spartans score early and often, defeat rival Anderson
    April 12, 2016
    Written with assistance from Luke Parker, Manchester University sports information intern NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University’s offense was in heavy supply Tuesday, April 12, pounding 14 hits with five players tallying multiple-safety efforts in route to a 10-4 win over Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Anderson University.
  • MU, Anderson start three-game midweek set Tuesday
    April 11, 2016
    Anderson University pays a visit to Gratz Field Tuesday, April 12, as part of a three-game midweek series against Manchester University. The Spartans and Ravens resume the set Tuesday, April 19, and Tuesday, May 3, at AU’s Don Brandon Field.
  • Spartans dodge weekend sweep, claim series-finale win
    April 10, 2016
    RICHMOND, IND. – Manchester University’s quartet of senior shortstop Sean Knepper (Bremen, Ind.), junior first baseman Tailur Szarenski (Bluffton, Ind.), freshman right fielder Tyler La Follette (Warsaw, Ind.) and sophomore center fielder Eric Knepper (Bremen, Ind.) came up with a big offensive effort at a key time for the Black and Gold Sunday, April 10.
  • Key HCAC weekend set on horizon
    April 08, 2016
    A weekend series featuring two of the top four teams on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference that are separated by just a game in the loss column is next for Manchester University Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10.
  • Spartans close successful home stand
    April 05, 2016
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A stellar starting pitching effort from junior Cory Ferguson (Fort Wayne, Ind.) coupled with some timely hitting from sophomore second baseman Hunter Lane (Nappanee, Ind.) proved to be a positive equation for Manchester University Tuesday, April 5.
  • Defiance series continues Tuesday
    April 04, 2016
    Manchester University’s midweek Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference series against Defiance College continues Tuesday, April 5.
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