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Spartans Fall Twice To Bluffton


BLUFFTON, Ohio – The Manchester University baseball team was edged in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action at Bluffton University on Tuesday April 5.

The Black & Gold were defeated by the Beavers by final scores of 4-3 and 11-2.

Spartan Stats

Ryan Mueller (Cincinnati, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy) and Gavin Gleason (Brookston, Ind./Delphi Community) both recorded a pair of hits in the opening game against the Beavers.
In the top of the 4th inning, Cole Filson (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) got the Spartans on the scoreboard with a sac fly to right. Later in the inning, Ryan Mueller would hit an RBI double to left that would tie the game at 2.
Bluffton managed to recapture the lead with two runs in the home half of the 4th inning and rode effective pitching for the win in the opening game of the day.
Gavin Gleason also doubled home a run in the first game on Tuesday.
In the second game of the day, Harrison Pittsford (Ellettsville, Ind./Edgewood) gave the Spartans an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning after connecting on a two-run double to left center.
The Spartan bats would then be held in check as Bluffton would tally 11 unanswered runs en route to the doubleheader sweep. Bluffton starting pitcher Austin Collinsworth tossed a complete game, allowing just two runs on five hits.

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