Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#2 - Chris Manning
2011-12 Baseball
Lake Forest, Calif.
El Toro
Chris Manning

A preseason All-League outfielder entering his senior year.

2013: Started 59 games in the outfield for the Brown and Gold in his junior season...reached base in the first six games of the season (Feb. 15-Feb. 24)...drove in two runs against Georgetown (Mar. 4) on a two-hit afternoon...laced an RBI double versus Villanova in Florida on March 5th...had back-to-back two-hit games against Yale (Mar. 13) and Bucknell (Mar. 14) with a stolen base in each tilt...scored a run and recorded a triple versus Miami (OH) on March 16th...drove in a run or scored in each game of the Wright State series in Dayton (Mar. 22-23)...drew three walks and scored twice against Milwaukee (Mar. 30)...tied a season-high with three runs batted in at home versus Purdue North Central (Apr. 1)...tallied seven hits and four runs scored in a three-game, 12 at-bat span from Apr. 6th-12th...went 7-for-12 with four runs, two doubles, two walks, and a stolen base versus #9 Arizona State (Apr. 19-21), three of those runs coming in Valpo's win over the Sun Devils...blasted two home runs, driving in three versus Wright State (Apr. 26)...walked, touched home, and drove in three against Goshen (Apr. 29)...had his fourth three-hit game of the season versus Western Michigan (Apr. 30)...recorded a hit or run batted in over the final 15 games of the season...went 2-for-4 in three straight games (May 11-14)...hit his third homer of the season versus Youngstown State (May 18)...scored twice, drove in two, and rifled a double in Valpo's Horizon League Conference Tournament-opening contest versus UIC (May 23)...delivered the crushing blow to Wright State (May 26) in the HL Championship game with a two-run double to right center...knocked in a run in each of Valpo's first two games in the NCAA Bloomington Regional (May 31-June 1)...registered an outfield assist and a base hit versus Austin Peay (June 2) in the final game of the 2013 season...finished season with .304 batting average...led team in home runs (3), total bases (89), stolen bases (14)...tied for team lead in doubles (10)...hit two on base at a .379 clip and slugged .410...constructed a .982 fielding percentage...named a Horizon League First Team outfielder...has started in 176 of 177 games since arriving in Valparaiso as a freshman.

2012: One of only two players to start all 60 games for the Crusaders...hit his first collegiate home run on Feb. 19th in 7-4 series-clinching victory at Murray State...notched three RBI in weekend series at Arkansas...went 4-for-5 against Wofford on Mar. 4th...tallied six hits, two of which went for doubles, and stole two bases in first weekend of Horizon League play at Butler Mar. 16th-18th...swiped a base to go along with three hits and three RBI in 15-inning win over UIC on Apr. 5th in Chicago...went 3-for-6 with two stolen bases against Indiana State on Apr. 17th...scored three runs to accompany his three hits on Apr. 27th in Milwaukee in 9-3 victory over the Panthers...enjoyed a 3-for-5 day that included two doubles, two runs scored, and three RBI on May 18th against Youngstown State at Emory G. Bauer Field...recorded at least one hit in nine of final ten HL regular-season games...finished season with .283 average...his 11 stolen bases and 44 runs scored were both second-highest on team...his 86 total bases were fourth-most on team...named a Horizon League Second Team All-League outfielder.

2011: Started all 57 games he appeared in during freshman season ... named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team and All-Tournament Team ... batted .297 on the year ... registered a triple for his first collegiate hit in the season opener at Austin Peay (Feb. 18) ... collected at least three hits on seven difference occasions ... went 4-for-4 with a stolen base against Butler (April 30) ... was 4-for-5 in back-to-back games of the Horizon League tournament against Butler (May 25) and UIC (May 27) ... tied for second in the Horizon League with four triples ... shared Horizon League lead with 21 stolen bases.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Chargers … named Sea View League Most Valuable Player in 2010 a Second Team All-CIF pick in 2010 … named team most valuable players as a senior … a First Team All-County selection in 2010 … led team to 45-13 record over two seasons on varsity … a member of National Honor Society … also lettered in football.

Personal: Chris is the son of Steve and Patty Manning … camp instructor with RBI Baseball, an organization focused on teaching inner-city children the basics of baseball ... major is business management … born Jan. 5, 1992.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler