2014 Manchester University Softball News

  • Dzurick named to head coaching position
    July 31, 2014
    Manchester University Director of Athletics Rick Espeset has announced Josh Dzurick will assume head coaching duties for the Spartans’ softball program effective immediately.
  • Cromer steps down from head coaching position
    July 17, 2014
    Manchester University Director of Athletics Rick Espeset has announced head softball coach Tracy Cromer is resigning to accept a similar role at Greenville College of Illinois.
  • Three top two picks spotlight MU on all-HCAC squads
    May 12, 2014
    The left side of Manchester University’s infield topped its list of five members on the 2014 all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honor teams released Wednesday, May 7.
  • Spartans close out season with split
    April 26, 2014
    TERRE HAUTE, IND. – Four players registered multiple-hit attacks to help guide Manchester University to a 15-7 game two win over Rose-Hulman Saturday, April 26.
  • Pivotal late-season HCAC trip next for Spartans
    April 25, 2014
    A photo finish race for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament is at hand Saturday, April 26.
  • Spartans forge split in home finale
    April 23, 2014
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – A mix of a sparkling pitching effort from sophomore MacKenzie Williams (Kendallville, Ind.) and a long ball off the bat of sophomore designated player/catcher/outfielder Kaile Niezgodski (South Bend, Ind.) helped lift Manchester University to a 3-2 non-conference win over Huntington University Wednesday, April 23.
  • St. Mary’s holds off Spartans in non-conference doubleheader
    April 21, 2014
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University clouted 23 hits to highlight a twinbill against in-state rival St. Mary’s College Monday, April 21.
  • Game two battle highlights Olivet twinbill
    April 19, 2014
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Sophomore pitcher/infielder/designated player MacKenzie Williams (Kendallville, Ind.) slammed a solo home run and pieced together a strong pitching effort against Olivet College of Michigan Saturday, April 19.
  • Late rallies not enough for Black and Gold
    April 16, 2014
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. –A combined 21-hit attack over two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contests wasn't quite enough for Manchester University Wednesday, April 16.
  • Sunday sweep closes winning week
    April 13, 2014
    CINCINNATI, OHIO – Manchester University compiled a pair of double-figure hitting contests helping lead it to a sweep of the College of Mt. St. Joseph Sunday, April 13.
  • Late comeback leads MU to split
    April 12, 2014
    LEXINGTON, KY. – Run-scoring singles from junior pitcher Ashlea Nash (Gas City, Ind.) and senior second baseman Alicia Cleveland (Lagrange, Ind.) in the top of the seventh enabled Manchester University to gain an 8-7 win over Transylvania University Saturday, April 12.
  • Williams’ complete-game effort sparks split
    April 10, 2014
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University put the wraps on a season-long six-game home stand Wednesday, April 9, battling Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Defiance College.
  • More late-inning heroics guide MU to split
    April 06, 2014
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University pieced together its second successive big comeback to highlight Senior Day 2014 against Hanover College Sunday, April 6.
  • Walk-off nightcap win helps Spartans forge split
    April 05, 2014
    NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – With Senior Weekend 2014 in progress Saturday, April 5, Manchester University needed a hero to help lead the way to an important Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference split.
  • Franklin, Hanover visit Spartan Field this weekend
    April 04, 2014
    The 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference slate resumes Saturday, April 5, and Sunday, April 6, against Franklin College and Hanover College.
  • AU holds off Black and Gold
    April 01, 2014
    ANDERSON, IND. – Manchester University turned in a 13-hit attack with four of the extra base variety included, but Anderson University turned in 5-1 and 8-5 victories in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action Tuesday, April 1.
  • Busy span begins at Anderson
    March 31, 2014
    The 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference campaign raises its curtain for defending champion Manchester University Tuesday, April 1.
  • MU begins HCAC schedule
    March 26, 2014
    The 2014 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opening doubleheader against the College of Mt. St. Joseph of Ohio Saturday, March 29, is on the docket for Manchester University.
  • Black and Gold wrap up Florida trip
    March 21, 2014
    CLERMONT, FLA. – Manchester University pushed perennial eastern powers Ramapo College of New Jersey and Western Connecticut State to the wire on the final day of its 2014 Florida spring break trip.
  • Spartans split Thursday contests
    March 21, 2014
    CLERMONT, FLA. – A complete-game victory for junior pitcher Ashlea Nash (Gas City, Ind.) and an offense that produced 14 runs in two games highlighted Manchester University’s play on its Florida spring break trip Thursday, March 20.
  • Florida swing resumes Thursday and Friday
    March 20, 2014
    Four games in two days are next on Manchester University’s Florida trip schedule.
  • Williams’ gem highlights day two Florida games
    March 16, 2014
    CLERMONT, FLA. – Manchester University turned in a split during the second day of its 2013 Florida spring break trip Sunday, March 16.
  • Trinity battle highlights day one Florida contests
    March 16, 2014
    CLERMONT, FLA. – Junior center fielder Shannon Stephan (Granger, Ind.) collected three hits and scored one of Manchester University’s five runs in a non-conference clash with Trinity College of Connecticut Saturday, March 15.
  • Florida spring trip schedule starts this weekend
    March 13, 2014
    A four-game stretch Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, opens a 10-game spring break trip to Clermont, Fla., for Manchester University.
  • MU splits season opener
    March 02, 2014
    DANVILLE, KY. – Junior pitcher Ashlea Nash (Gas City, Ind.) fired a complete-game win in game two, leading Manchester University in its 2014 season opener Saturday, March 1.
  • Kentucky trip begins 2014 slate
    February 27, 2014
    Doubleheaders against Centre College and Spaulding University of Kentucky Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2, open Manchester University’s 2014 campaign.
  • Spartans picked to defend HCAC crown
    January 29, 2014
    Manchester University, the reigning Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference champions, was picked as the preseason favorite to defend its crown with the release of the annual coaches’ poll Wednesday, Jan. 29.
  • Crouse, Schmidt honored by NFCA
    October 25, 2013
    Manchester University put two of its team members on the recently-released 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Scholar-Athlete list.