MARION – The Manchester University softball team took to the field for the first time this spring on Friday March 4. A young Spartan squad opened its 2022 season against nationally-ranked NAIA member Indiana Wesleyan.

The Wildcats came into to Friday’s contest ranked No. 8 in the nation. IWU had also played eight games this spring. The Wildcats swept Friday’s doubleheader by final scores of 11-0 and 11-2.

Spartan Stats:

Sophomore Delayne Sanchez (Osceola, Ind./Penn) led Manchester with a 2-5 effort at the plate on the day. Sanchez had an RBI single in the second game of the afternoon.

Newcomer Izzy Dittmar (Warsaw, Ind./Warsaw Community) drove in the other Manchester run on the day after hitting a sac fly to center in the 5th inning of the second game of Friday’s doubleheader.

Dittmar, Tama Edmonson, Brianna Morrow, and Amiyah Lyster all stole a base against the Wildcats.

Up Next:

Manchester will be on the road for its next doubleheader, traveling to Alma College in Michigan on Tuesday March 15.

First pitch against the Scots is scheduled for 3 p.m.