On The Diamond At Manchester College


Hanover 3 – Manchester 1
Hanover 5 – Manchester 3


Manchester snapped a six-game win streak on Saturday as the Spartans fell to Hanover 3-1 and 5-3.

Manchester had just two hits in the 3-1 loss with Dylan Padgett taking the loss, throwing all six innings with three strikeouts. Corey Marchant added to his Division III leading homerun total with a solo shot in the fourth inning and has 12 on the year, while Kyle Norris went 1-3 in the game.

Manchester held a 3-0 lead after their at-bat in the third inning, but Hanover scored two in the third, one in the fifth and two in the seventh to pick up the 5-3 win over MC. Justin Scott took the loss, throwing five strikeouts, and giving up five runs on 10 hits. Jordan Nieman was 2-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, hitting a triple and a home run. Bryce Murphy and Trevor Kimm went 1-3 on the afternoon.

Manchester falls to 18-14 on the year, 10-7 in the conference and will face Hanover for the third and final game of the series on Sunday.


Manchester 12 – Mount St. Joseph 8
Manchester 12 – Mount St. Joseph 4


Manchester’s softball team remains in the hunt for the fourth and final HCAC playoff spot following two wins at Mount St. Joseph on Saturday.

Manchester won game one 12-8, as Maureen Lund got the win, throwing two strikeouts in two innings with Ashlea Nash picking up five strikeouts in five innings of relief. Kylie Planck led the way going 4-5 with a run and an RBI. Kendall Jefferies was 3-5 with two runs and two RBIs, while Emily Willmann also went 3-5 with two runs and two RBIs. Holly Morris was 2-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored with her two run-homer.

Ashlea Nash got the win in game two, throwing 2.1 innings with four runs allowed and two strikeouts. Lund threw 3.2 innings with four strikeouts. Amy Hommema was 2-4 with four RBIs and three runs scored, hitting a three-run home run for Manchester. Kayla Yates was 4-4 with two runs and two RBIs, Emily Willmann went 2-4 with a two-run homer and scored a pair of runs, and Janikka Tillitson went 1-3 with two RBIs.

Manchester moves to 18-18 on the year, 7-7 in the HCAC. They will face St. Mary’s on Wednesday and host Hanover on Saturday.


Mount St. Joseph 8 – Manchester 1

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