NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester Spartans will take on the Defiance College Yellow Jackets in a doubleheader on Tuesday April 16 at Gratz Field beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday's meeting will be a critical one for both teams that are looking to make a push towards a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament berth.
Manchester News & Notes
* The Spartans will look to bounce back on Tuesday after falling twice at Franklin on Saturday.
* Manchester currently sits 3-5 in HCAC play.
* MU has posted a 5-2 record at Gratz Field this season.
* Tyler LaFollette has led the team in batting average the entire season. His .392 average ranks third in the HCAC.
* Nick Rush ranks first in the league with 32 RBI.
* Brett Kron swung a hot bat last week, across four games Kron hit .545 (6-11) with five runs scored and two RBI.
Defiance College News & Notes
* The Yellow Jackets have an overall record of 13-10-1 this spring.
* Defiance sits a 3-5 in HCAC play this year.
* DC was swept in an HCAC doubleheader at Earlham College on Saturday April 13.
* Ben Bucklew leads the Yellow Jackets with a .313 batting average.
* Troy Konwinski leads the ball club with 25 RBI.
* Sophomore starting pitcher Cohen Nies has posted a 3.38 ERA in 2019.