2017 Manchester University Softball News

  • A Servant’s Heart: Nash covers the bases in volunteering
    June 27, 2017
    A college lecture changed Ashlea Nash’s career path.
  • Perez spotlights all-HCAC selections
    May 15, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – First baseman Shakira Perez (Elkhart, Ind.) gained second team all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors, topping the May 10 release for Manchester University.
  • Hensley, Liston honored in finale
    May 02, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – While the Manchester University 2017 season ended with a pair of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference losses to league runner-up Transylvania University Tuesday, May 2, there was a bigger picture in focus at Spartan Field.
  • Hensley, Jennings lead way against AU
    April 29, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – If you listened close enough at Spartan Field Friday, April 28, you might just have heard the late Gene Kelly crooning his classic rendition of “Singing In The Rain”.
  • Spartans toppled at Bluffton
    April 27, 2017
    BLUFFTON, OHIO – Sophomore third baseman Kate Skeens (Gas City, Ind.) and junior second baseman Laurren Ladwig (Crown Point, Ind.) each collected multiple-hit efforts, guiding Manchester University in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference twinbill at Bluffton University Wednesday, April 26.
  • Second game rally spotlights non-league twinbill
    April 24, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Sophomore third baseman Kate Skeens (Gas City, Ind.) laced a run-scoring double, while junior right fielder Mallorie Jennings (Bourbon, Ind.) sent another Manchester University score scooting home with a single as part of a two-run sixth inning, lifting the Spartans to a 3-2 nightcap victory over Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association leading Alma College Monday, April 24.
  • Walter’s second game gem lifts Manchester University
    April 23, 2017
    HANOVER, IND. – Junior Madisyn Walter (Hanna, Ind.) reeled off her fifth successive outing of five innings or more Sunday, April 23, to lead Manchester University to a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference split at Hanover College’s Kops-Bedel Stadium.
  • Black and Gold take four-game win streak on road
    April 20, 2017
    A Sunday, April 23, trip to Hanover College has Manchester University looking to keep itself among the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament landscape.
  • Grounding the Flying Dutch: Spartans knock off MIAA leaders
    April 18, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Freshman Tristyn Koon (Kokomo, Ind.) and junior Madisyn Walter (Hanna, Ind.) proved an effective one-two punch in the circle, while Manchester University produced timely hitting on offense Tuesday, April 18.
  • Home, away week begins Tuesday
    April 17, 2017
    Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association foe Hope College takes a southern trek to Spartan Field Tuesday, April 18.
  • Near Perfection: Walter’s gem lifts Spartans to HCAC sweep
    April 13, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University and Coach Josh Dzurick were looking for some key wins to put an end to a recent rough patch where the Spartans had dropped eight straight and nine of their last 10.
  • Defiance holds off game two rally, takes league sweep
    April 12, 2017
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – Four different players tallied RBI in the nightcap, but it wasn’t quite enough to allow Manchester University to dodge a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader loss Wednesday, April 12.
  • HCAC schedule resumes Wednesday
    April 10, 2017
    A span of back-to-back Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheaders begins Wednesday, April 12, for Manchester University.
  • Spartans stopped in HCAC road tilts
    April 09, 2017
    FRANKLIN, IND. – Five individuals ended with two-or-more hits as part of Manchester University’s Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Franklin College’s Behrens Softball Field at Grizzly Park Saturday, April 8.
  • MU steps in, out of HCAC play this weekend
    April 06, 2017
    A Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference road trip and home non-conference doubleheader are on the weekend calendar for Manchester University.
  • Anderson twinbill postponed
    April 05, 2017
    The scheduled Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference softball doubleheader vs. Anderson, set for Wednesday, April 5, has been postponed due to inclement weather. A make-up date is to be determined.
  • HCAC opener goes way of MSJ
    April 01, 2017
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Senior outfielder Emilee Liston (Cicero, Ind.) and sophomore shortstop Mandy Boggs (Frankfort, Ind.) each registered multiple-hit efforts in game one, and freshman first baseman Shakira Perez (Elkhart, Ind.) did the same in the nightcap, highlighting Manchester University’s 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opener Saturday, April 1.
  • Spartans, MSJ raise curtain on HCAC season
    March 31, 2017
    A series that has been nearly dead even in recent history resumes Saturday, April 1.
  • Alma twinbill postponed
    March 30, 2017
    Due to heavy rain in the North Manchester, Ind., area Wednesday evening, March 29, and Thursday, March 30, the scheduled doubleheader between Manchester University and Alma College, set for Thursday, March 30, 3:30 p.m. at Spartan Field, has been postponed. A make-up date is to be announced.
  • St. Mary’s slips past Manchester University
    March 29, 2017
    NOTRE DAME, IND. – Junior pitcher Madisyn Walter (Hanna, Ind.) kept home side St. Mary’s College of Indiana’s bats silent for five innings in game one of a non-conference double-dip Tuesday, March 28, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a pair of victories by the Belles.
  • Spartan Athletics On The Air: Week of March 27-April 2
    March 28, 2017
    Senior Stratton Smith (New Palestine, Ind.) and head men's tennis coach Eric Christiansen join Bob Stambazze on The Official 101.9 FM Morning Sports Talk Show Wednesday, March 29.
  • Ladwig, Schultz gain HCAC weekly awards
    March 27, 2017
    The junior duo of baseball outfielder Chad Schultz (Fair Oaks, Ind.) and softball second baseman Laurren Ladwig (Crown Point, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for March 20-26.
  • Busy span begins with MIAA opponents
    March 27, 2017
    Inclement early spring weather in the northeast Indiana forecast has forced movement on the 2017 Manchester University softball schedule.
  • Spartans conclude sparkling spring break
    March 25, 2017
    FT. MYERS, FLA. – Manchester University laced 15 hits in support of junior Madisyn Walter’s third pitching victory to wrap up its 2017 Florida spring break games Friday, March 24.
  • Thursday Florida trip games end in split
    March 23, 2017
    FT. MYERS, FLA. – Manchester University found itself locked up in a pair of close-knit contests during the fourth competition day on its 2017 Florida spring break trip Thursday, March 23.
  • Win streak goes to five with second straight sweep
    March 21, 2017
    FT. MYERS, FLA. – A starting pitching gem from junior Mallorie Jennings (Bourbon, Ind.) and a seven-hit attack helped Manchester University keep its 2017 spring break trip roll going Tuesday, March 21.
  • Spartans out to fast start in Florida
    March 20, 2017
    FT. MEYERS, FLA. – A doubleheader sweep of Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference foe UW-Superior has spotlighted the first two days of Manchester University’s Florida spring break trip Sunday and Monday, March 19 and 20.
  • Sunshine State games next for Spartans
    March 15, 2017
    Manchester University begins a slate of 10 games in six days in Fort Meyers, Fla., Sunday, March 19.
  • Program record tying feat highlights southern trek
    March 13, 2017
    DANVILLE, KY. – Senior outfielder Emilee Liston (Cicero, Ind.) and junior infielder Laurren Ladwig (Crown Point, Ind.) each compiled multiple-hit games in the second half of a doubleheader against Southern Athletic Association foe Centre College Sunday, March 12, to highlight Manchester University’s afternoon.
  • Spartans set for four games in four days
    March 09, 2017
    Due to a scheduled doubleheader against Adrian College of Michigan, set for Saturday, March 11, at Centre College in Danville, Ky., being cancelled due to weather issues, Manchester University’s slate changed earlier this week. The Spartans now host Taylor University out of the Crossroads League of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Thursday, March 9, and travel to Centre for a double-dip against the Praying Colonels Sunday, March 12.
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