Category: Manchester University

Big Offense Guides Spartans to Victory at MSJ

CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Manchester University baseball team ended its four-game skid in a big way on Friday afternoon. The Spartans totaled 24 runs on 24 hits en route to a 24-7 victory in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action against Mount St. Joseph. The second game of Friday’s doubleheader was canceled due to the inclement weather in the region.

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Spartans Topped by St. Mary’s on Tuesday

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The St. Mary’s (Ind.) Belles slowed the Manchester University offense on Tuesday afternoon en route to a doubleheader sweep of the Spartans. Manchester was limited to two runs across a pair of contests.

Game 1 – St. Mary’s 3, Manchester 1 – Box Score

St. Mary’s was able to scatter eight Manchester hits and limited the Spartans to one run in the opening game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Manchester fell by a narrow 3-1 decision.

Kendal Torrence (Lowell, Ind. / Lowell) and Corey Uetrecht (Leo, Ind. / Leo) had two hits apiece for Manchester. Torrence doubled twice and Uetrecht drove in the lone run of the ball game in the top of the 4th inning.

Game 2 – St. Mary’s 3, Manchester 1 – Box Score

The Belles took the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader by an identical 3-1 final score.

Manchester got on the scoreboard first after tallying a run in the top of the 3rd inning. Miranda Boggs (Frankfurt, Ind. / Frankfurt) drove in the only Spartan run.

Alexis Mokos (Cedar Lake, Ind. / Hanover Central) went 2-3 at the plate.

The Spartans moved to 5-7 on the season. St. Mary’s improved to 3-12. Manchester will play their 2019 Home Opener on Friday March 29 against Hope College. Friday’s doubleheader will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Jordan Napier Battles his way to Nationals

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Junior 141-pounder Jordan Napier (Indianapolis, Ind. / Perry Meridian) continued to shine this weekend, adding a second-place finish at the NCAA Central Region Championships to his 2018-19 resume. Napier helped the Spartans to a ninth-place overall finish on Saturday afternoon and punched himself a ticket to the 2019 NCAA Division III Wrestling National Championships.

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Spearman and Poole Named All-Conference

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Freshman diver Jordan Spearman (Indianapolis, Ind. / Mt. Vernon) and junior Christain Poole (Anderson, Ind. / Anderson) both earned All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors on Wednesday afternoon.

Spearman earned First Team All-HCAC honors after his record breaking performances in the 1 and 3-meter diving events at the 2019 HCAC Swimming & Diving Championships. Jordan was the HCAC Champion in the 3-meter dive with a top score of 441.25. Spearman also found his way on the podium in the 1-meter dive, placing third, with an overall score of 487.45. Both marks set new school records and both marks qualified Jordan for the NCAA Regionals.

Junior Christain Poole earned Honorable Mention All-HCAC honors on Wednesday afternoon. Poole finished third in the men’s 50-freestyle with a final time of 21.56. Poole’s mark on the first night of the HCAC Championships broke his own school record, set earlier in the day during the morning prelim session. On Saturday, Poole broke the school record in the men’s 100-freestyle with a time of 48.97.

Kyle Erwin (Attica, Ind. Attica) was named to the Christopher M. Ragsdale All-Sportsmanship Team. On the women’s side, Mikki Goetz (Highland, Ind. / Highland) was also named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.