Area Baseball Players at Manchester College Going to World Series

By: Ken Peterson Last Updated: May 24, 2013

JordanNiemanTwo area players currently playing baseball at Manchester College will compete in the NCAA Division 3 College World Series starting Friday and continuing through May 28.

Michigan City High School graduate Jordan Niemann and John Glenn graduate Sean Liedtky.

SeanLiedtkyNiemann has a .339 batting average and has 64 hits (17 doubles, 11 homeruns) and leads the team with 70 runs batted in that is first in the nation in Division 3. Niemann also has a .913 fielding percentage.

Among the team categories, Niemann is first in slugging percentage (.646), at-bats (189), total bases (122), home runs (11) triples (4), sacrifice flies (4).

Niemann is third in hits (64), doubles (17) and hit by pitch (12). He is fourth in runs scored (42) and total plate appearances (216).

Liedtky has appeared in five games in relief and is 1-0 with a 1.08 earned-run average. He has given up four hits in 8 1/3 innings of work while walking four and striking out five. He has not given up a home run all season.

The Spartans (39-5-1), are ranked No. 9 by D3Baseball.com and No. 12 by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

Here is the complete World Series Schedule

Championship Schedule

Friday, May 24 (All times Central)

Game Time Matchup

  • 1 10 a.m. Southern Maine (42-8) vs. Millsaps (38-12)
  • 2 1:15 Linfield (38-7) vs. Ithaca (38-6)
  • 3 4:30 Manchester (39-5-1) vs. UW-Stevens Point (39-9)
  • 4 7:45 Kean (38-11) vs. Webster (36-10)

Saturday, May 25

  • 5 10 a.m. Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
  • 6 1:15 Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
  • 7 4:30 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
  • 8 7:45 Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Sunday, May 26

  • 9 12 p.m. Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 7
  • 10 3:30 Winner Game 5 vs. Loser Game 8
  • 11 7:00 Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8

Monday, May 27

  • 12 12 p.m. TBD vs TBD
  • 13 3:30 Winner Game 11 vs TBD

Tuesday, May 28

  • 14 11 a.m. Winner Game 12 vs. Winner Game 13
  • 15 2:30 Winner Game 14 vs TBD (if necessary)