NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - Senior pitcher Dylan Padgett (Kirklin, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Athlete of the Week release for the period ending April 27.
Padgett helped the Spartans earn a 1-0 win over Earlham April 26. The senior posted his second consecutive shutout on the mound by blanking the Quakers on six hits with four strikeouts over eight innings, combining with fellow senior Josh Copp (Sharpsville, Ind.) who registered a save with a perfect ninth inning. Padgett has a current streak of 15 straight scoreless innings and has dropped his ERA to 2.40 on the season.
He's the second Spartan pitcher and third overall MU player to be honored this season. Copp was tabbed Pitcher of the Week for the period ending April 6, while junior shortstop Trevor Kimm (Anderson, Ind.) was named Hitter of the Week for the period ending April 20.
The complete HCAC Athlete of the Week release can be viewed at http://www.heartlandconf.org/landing/index.