2017 Manchester Baseball

  • Weekend series win keeps Spartans close to HCAC leaders
    April 23, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Standout pitching starts from junior Brandon Eck (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and senior Cory Ferguson (Fort Wayne, Ind.) helped spotlight two of three Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference decisions over Transylvania University Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23.
  • Venue changes for Transylvania series
    April 20, 2017
    Due to a forecast for inclement weather in the Lexington, Ky., area this weekend, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference series between Manchester University and Transylvania University, originally slated for TU’s William A. Marquard Field, has been moved to MU’s Gratz Field.
  • On The Rise: Win moves Manchester University into second
    April 18, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A healthy dose of junior starting pitcher Stephen Pinarski (Goshen, Ind.) coupled with another high-flying offensive attack led to a fourth successive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference win Tuesday, April 18.
  • Spartans, AU continue HCAC clashes
    April 17, 2017
    It’s the second of three meetings between Manchester University and Anderson University Tuesday, April 18, at Gratz Field.
  • Seri-“ous” Sweep: Black and Gold climb into HCAC top three
    April 15, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A potent combination of sparkling pitching and strong offense proved a successful equation for Manchester University Friday and Saturday, April 14 and 15.
  • Late-innings rally subdues Spartans
    April 11, 2017
    ANDERSON, IND. – Senior outfielder Chad Schultz (Fair Oaks, Ind.) and sophomore outfielder Tyler LaFollette (Warsaw, Ind.) each clouted triples, and Schultz added two RBI Tuesday, April 11, at Anderson University’s Don Brandon Field, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a home team offensive blitzkrieg over the final four innings.
  • League rivals open season series
    April 10, 2017
    It’s the first of three games this spring between Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference competitors Manchester University and Anderson University Tuesday, April 11.
  • Saturday split leads to weekend series victory
    April 08, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – The crowd filing into the grandstand and around Manchester University’s Gratz Field Saturday, April 8, was treated to offense and plenty of it.
  • Final at-bat victory closes HCAC thriller
    April 07, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University’s steady climb up the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings continued with a little bit of late-inning heroics Friday, April 7.
  • HCAC preseason poll leaders square off
    April 06, 2017
    Manchester University continues a span of four games in five days this week, as Earlham College is the Spartans’ guest at Gratz Field Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8.
  • Long balls highlight non-conference match-up
    April 04, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A pair of freshmen sent baseballs out of Gratz Field Tuesday, April 4, leading a 10-hit attack for Manchester University.
  • Sunday split leads to HCAC series victory
    April 03, 2017
    BLUFFTON, OHIO – Senior first baseman Tailur Szarenski (Bluffton, Ind.) doubled and drove in a run, while junior starting pitcher Taylor Kopplin (Westport, Ind.) turned in seven strong innings in route to his first win of the season to highlight a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader Sunday, April 2.
  • OAC, HCAC match-up on docket Tuesday
    April 03, 2017
    A stretch of four games in five days starts Tuesday, April 4, as Ohio Athletic Conference member Otterbein University visits Manchester University for a non-conference match-up.
  • Eighth inning rally sends Manchester University to win
    April 01, 2017
    BLUFFTON, OHIO – Junior Brandon Eck (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and senior Cory Ferguson (Fort Wayne, Ind.) combined for six strikeouts over nine innings, and Manchester University’s offense took advantage of some late-inning heroics in its series opener at Bluffton University Saturday, April 1.
  • Bluffton weekend series next on Black and Gold calendar
    March 31, 2017
    A Saturday, April 1, doubleheader and Sunday, April 2, single nine-inning game at Bluffton University’s Emory Sears Athletic Complex is next on Manchester University’s schedule.
  • Spartans forge conference road split
    March 29, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – Sophomore right-handed starting pitcher John Magers (Noblesville, Ind.) produced his second successive sterling effort Tuesday, March 28, leading Manchester University at Defiance College’s Craig A. Rutter Field.
  • Schultz tabbed NCBWA Hitter of Week
    March 29, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University senior outfielder Chad Schultz (Fair Oaks, Ind.) has been named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s Division III Hitter of the Week for games played from March 20-26.
  • Ladwig, Schultz gain HCAC weekly awards
    March 27, 2017
    The junior duo of baseball outfielder Chad Schultz (Fair Oaks, Ind.) and softball second baseman Laurren Ladwig (Crown Point, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for March 20-26.
  • Five in a row on road begins Tuesday
    March 27, 2017
    Manchester University, sitting in a four-way tie for seventh on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings, looks to improve its view with a short eastern trip to Defiance College Tuesday, March 28.
  • MSJ rallies foil Black and Gold in HCAC opener
    March 25, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A heaping helping of offense highlighted a wild set of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match-ups at Gratz Field Friday, March 24.
  • Manchester University picks up key league win
    March 25, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – What a difference a day makes.
  • Curtain raises on HCAC slate
    March 23, 2017
    The 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference campaign begins at Manchester University’s Gratz Field this weekend.
  • Otterbein edges Black and Gold
    March 22, 2017
    WESTERVILLE, OHIO – A furious five-run rally in the latter innings wasn’t enough for Manchester University to upend D3Baseball.com top-25 ranked Otterbein University Wednesday, March 22.
  • Magers, Phelps gem sends Spartans to series win
    March 21, 2017
    TIFFIN, OHIO – While Manchester University got its bats out to the tune of its first double-digit run total of 2017, the big story coming out of a non-conference series win over Ohio Athletic Conference perennial standout Heidelberg University Tuesday, March 21, was pitching.
  • OAC set continues on road
    March 20, 2017
    A hectic stretch for the Manchester University baseball team is scheduled to continue Tuesday and Wednesday, March 21 and 22.
  • Trzeciak heroics lift Manchester University to split
    March 19, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A frenetic week opened with strong results for Manchester University Sunday, March 19.
  • Four-game schedule against OAC on docket
    March 15, 2017
    A weekend series at Heidelberg University’s Patriots Park at Peaceful Valley Saturday and Sunday, March 18 and 19, raises the curtain on four straight games against the Ohio Athletic Conference for Manchester University.
  • Spartans break through win column on series’ final day
    March 13, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – The combination of junior outfielder Eric Knepper (Bremen, Ind.) and freshman second baseman Nick Rush (Terre Haute, Ind.) each laced two-run singles in a five-run 11th inning rally, leading Manchester University to its first victory of the 2017 campaign Sunday, March 12.
  • Late innings comeback not enough for Black and Gold
    March 11, 2017
    INDIANAPOLIS, IND. – Senior first baseman Tailur Szarenski (Bluffton, Ind.) clouted three singles, one of which plated one of Manchester University’s two runs in a 3-2 loss to North Coast Athletic Conference member DePauw University Saturday, March 11.
  • Annual series clash with DePauw next for Spartans
    March 09, 2017
    A yearly pre-conference tradition continues on Indianapolis’ Bishop Chatard High School field Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, as Manchester University clashes with North Coast Athletic Conference member DePauw University.
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