Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#2 - Chris Manning
2012-13 Baseball
POS.
OF
B/T
R/R
HT.
6-0
WT.
190
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Lake Forest, Calif.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
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 basehit 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 triples...got on base at a .379 clip and slugged .410...constructed a .982 fielding percentage...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.

Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo