Rising Manchester University seniors Brandon Eck (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and Taylor Kopplin (Westport, Ind.) and rising junior Matt Pritz (LaPorte, Ind.) are on the roster of the Haysville Aviators for the Jayhawk Collegiate Wood Bat Baseball League.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A group of 16 Manchester University student-athletes earned spring all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tom Bohlsen academic honors with the full team’s release Monday, May 22.
RICHMOND, IND. – While a pair of defeats in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at Earlham College’s Sadler Field diminished weekend plans for Manchester University, it couldn’t take away the memories of more Spartans’ diamond success.
RICHMOND, IND. – Sophomore shortstop Braxton Riley (Fort Wayne, Ind.) singled home a run with a sharp shot up the middle, and senior first baseman Tailur Szarenski (Bluffton, Ind.) scurried home the eventual game-deciding tally a batter later as part of Manchester University’s final at-bat during its first game of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships Thursday, May 11.
FRANKLIN, IND. – Eight players finished with multiple-hit efforts, while junior pitchers Taylor Kopplin (Westport, Ind.) and Stephen Pinarski (Goshen, Ind.) stepped to the forefront for Manchester University Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Three straight scoring hits in its final at-bat helped Manchester University keep pace for the top spot on the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings Wednesday, May 3.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. ? Freshman designated hitter Joe Gallatin (Muncie, Ind.) has gotten plenty of attention across the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and beyond in 2017.
His heroics Sunday, April 30, add to his remarkable first year collegiate resume. Trailing defending conference regular season and tournament champion Rose-Hulman 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth of a series finale at Gratz Field, he stepped to the dish and sent a long fly ball to right field that cleared the top row of bleachers for a two-run home run and a 6-5 lead. Manchester University added a single tally in the sixth and then had Mother Nature step in for assistance in the top of the seventh to ensure a memorable Senior Weekend.
The Fightin? Engineers (17-18, 15-8 HCAC) answered Gallatin?s bomb with one of their own in the top of the seventh and added another tally for an 8-7 edge. However, soon thereafter, a decision was made to the call the contest with a steady rain continuing to fall and field conditions worsening. Due to that, the rally went by the wayside and led the Spartans (17-18, 15-8 HCAC) to second place on the loop standings with a 7-5 decision.
Manchester University?s offense also had positives from senior center fielder Chad Schultz (Fair Oaks, Ind.) who drilled a two-run double and a trio of sophomore shortstop Braxton Riley (Fort Wayne, Ind.), junior left fielder Eric Knepper (Bremen, Ind.) and sophomore second baseman Christian Smith (Fortville, Ind.) who each had an RBI. Riley also scored two runs.
During an afternoon that could have made B.J. Thomas, Paul Newman and Robert Redford happy as raindrops fell on the heads of both teams throughout, the Black and Gold claimed the middle contest 9-8 as it was completed from a suspended state of the following evening. Senior relief pitcher Cory Ferguson (Fort Wayne, Ind.) held off a ninth inning rally by the visitors that saw them plate a run and put the tying run at second with two outs. His fourth save was closed with a grounder to senior third baseman Kevin Clarke (Cincinnati, Ohio) that led to a tag at the hot corner and the final out.
The Spartans, wrapping up their first sweep of the Fightin? Engineers since 2010, move into the final week of the regular season Tuesday, May 2. Anderson University comes to North Manchester for the season series finale which has a 4:15 p.m. first pitch.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A gusty early spring wind and warm temperatures at Gratz Field provided fans in attendance of a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference – Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association battle between Manchester University and Calvin College plenty to cheer for Wednesday, April 26.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - Junior outfielder Eric Knepper (Bremen, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Player of the week announcement for the period of April 17-23.
DEFIANCE, OHIO ? While seven different Manchester University batters touched Defiance College pitching for hits Tuesday, April 25, it wasn?t enough to overcome the host Yellow Jackets and Craig A. Rutter Field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.