Florida swing resumes Thursday and Friday

Florida swing resumes Thursday and Friday

Four games in two days are next on Manchester University's Florida trip schedule.

Game specifics: MU (2-5) is scheduled to take on Ripon College of Wisconsin at 6 p.m. and Fontbonne College of Missouri at 8 p.m. tonight and Ramapo College of New Jersey at 11 a.m. and the University of Dubuque of Iowa at 1 p.m. Friday at the fields on the National Training Center Complex in Clermont, Fla … Live stats and video can be accessed for the Fontbonne game with live stats available for the Dubuque, Ramapo and Ripon contests at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics.

Spartan Shorts: The Spartans are off to a 1-4 start on their Florida swing … Sophomore pitcher MacKenzie Williams (Kendallville, Ind.) spotlighted the win, an 8-1 decision over SUNY-Geneseo March 16, firing a complete-game four-hit, five-strikeout effort to lead the way … Williams, leading the pitching staff overall on the trip with 11 strikeouts and a 4.13 earned run average in four appearances, has been strong at the plate, too, with four hits including one of four extra base hits. Junior outfielder Shannon Stephan (Granger, Ind.) is at the head of the class offensively with five hits and two RBIs, while senior third baseman Kylie Planck (Valparaiso, Ind.) joins Williams with four hits.

Return to Indiana: The Black and Gold is slated to begin its 2014 home season Wednesday and Thursday, March 26 and 27, against St. Mary's College of Indiana and Albion College of Michigan.