MU begins HCAC schedule

MU begins HCAC schedule

The 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opening doubleheader against the College of Mt. St. Joseph of Ohio Sunday, March 30, is on the docket for Manchester University.

Game specifics: First pitch is set for 2 p.m. at Kinder Morgan Softball Complex on MSJ's campus.

Spartan Shorts: Manchester University brings a 3-9 record into the conference opener. They finished their annual Florida spring break trip with two wins in 10 games … Three Black and Gold players are hitting .300 or higher to lead an offense that sports a .250 team average. Senior infielder Alicia Cleveland (LaGrange, Ind.) guides the trio with a .357 mark that includes a pair of runs scored and RBIs, while sophomore outfielder Ashley Stahl (Wheatland, Ind.) is next in line (.304, a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs), and junior outfielder Shannon Stephan (Granger, Ind.) stands at .300 with a double and four RBIs … Sophomore designated player/catcher/infielder Kaile Niezgodski (South Bend, Ind.) is the squad's power broker having collected seven extra base hits among her 10 overall for a .629 slugging percentage … On the mound, junior starter Ashlea Nash (Gas City, Ind.) has a staff-best two victories and four complete games. Sophomore MacKenzie Williams (Kendallville, Ind.) has been impressive with a 1-2 record, two complete games and 14 strikeouts … The Black and Gold has claimed nine straight in the all-time series with Mt. St. Joseph … Non-conference doubleheaders against St. Mary's College of Indiana, set for Wednesday, March 26, and Albion College of Michigan Thursday, March 27, were postponed. Make-up dates will be announced later.

Looking Ahead: Manchester University goes into a stretch of six games in six days next week. They face off with league rival Anderson University Tuesday, April 1, at AU and then return home for back-to-back HCAC dates with Franklin Saturday, April 5, and Hanover Sunday, April 6.

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