CLERMONT, Fla.- The Manchester University softball team concluded its spring trip this morning with games against Thomas (ME) and Allegheny. The Spartans dropped a close 4-3 decision to the Terriers but rallied for 6-5 win in extra innings against the Gators. MU will return to the Hoosier State with a 5-5 record.
Thomas (ME) 4, Manchester 3 - Box Score
The Terriers started the scoring on Saturday morning with a run in the top of the 1st inning. Manchester then rallied in the home half of the 2nd, scoring all three of its runs to take a 3-1.
Miranda Boggs (Frankfurt, Ind. Frankfurt) got the Spartans on the board with a sac fly to right field. Corey Uetrecht (Leo, Ind. / Leo) singled home the second Manchester run of the inning. Haley Perez (Portage, Ind. / Portage) capped the Spartans' rally with a run-scoring single to right that plated Uetrecht.
The Terriers managed to tie the game in the top of the 3rd inning and took a late lead, scoring the game-winning run in the top of the 7th.
Manchester 6, Allegheny 5 - 8 Innings - Box Score
Manchester ended its spring trip on a high following an extra-inning victory over Allegheny College.
An error in the field by the Gators helped the Spartans get on the scoreboard first on Saturday afternoon. Sydney Thompson (Logansport, Ind. / Logansport) raced around and score following an error by the Allegheny shortstop. Manchester went ahead 2-0 in the 3rd after Katelynn Skeens (Gas City, Ind / Mississinewa) delivered and RBI single to right. Skeens would end the day with three hits in four at-bats.
Two innings later, MU extended its lead to 3-0 after Makenzi Nyland (Avon, Ind./ Avon) hit an RBI single up the middle.
The Gators battled back in the home half of the 5th, scoring four runs to grab a 4-3 lead.
In the 7th, Sydney Thompson tied the game with a sac fly to to right that scored Krystal Sellers (Bourbon, Ind./Triton). Manchester would add two more runs in the top of the 8th to take a 6-4 lead over the Gators. Makenzi Nyland hit an RBI single through the left side and Corey Uetretch added a sac fly.
Miranda Boggs would also tally three hits in four at-bats against the Gators.
Haley Perez allowed just one run in four innings of relief as she won her third game of the season in the pitcher's circle.
Manchester (5-5) will travel to St. Mary's (Ind.) for a doubleheader on Tuesday March 26. Game times will be 3 and 5 p.m.