A span of back-to-back Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheaders begins Wednesday, April 12, for Manchester University.
Game details: The Spartans (7-15-1 overall, 0-4 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference) go to Defiance College's Sal Hench Field for a 3:30 p.m. start … Live statistics are available at www.muspartans.com, the Internet home of Manchester University athletics … Coach Josh Dzurick's program has won four straight and nine of the last 10 versus the Yellow Jackets.
Spartan Shorts: Manchester University seeks to end a recent rough patch that's seen six successive defeats among seven losses in the last eight games … Despite a difficult start to the league season, the Spartans have made themselves known statistically. Junior pitcher Madisyn Walter (Hanna, Ind.) is tied for seventh in wins (five) and alone at the same slot in strikeouts (28); junior second baseman Laurren Ladwig (Crown Point, Ind.) and sophomore third baseman Kate Skeens (Gas City, Ind.) are tied for 6th (Ladwig – three) and tied for 10th (Skeens – two), respectively, in home runs; Ladwig's seven doubles are tied for seventh; Skeens is 10th in RBI (17); and freshman first baseman Shakira Perez (Elkhart, Ind.) is tied for ninth in stolen bases (eight) … Recent Black and Gold action was spotlighted by five individuals ending with two-or-more hits as part of a pair of losses to loop-leading Franklin April 8. Sophomore shortstop Mandy Boggs (Frankfort, Ind.) led the parade with three singles, all coming in the second game. The quartet of freshman designated hitter Makenzi Nyland (Avon, Ind.), sophomore outfielder Krystal Sellers (Bourbon, Ind.), Perez and Ladwig wound up with a pair of safeties each.
Spartans Back Home: Rose-Hulman is Manchester University's guest Thursday, April 13, for a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader at Spartan Field.