It was a cool, very windy night and the weather rubbed off on the Manchester defense as the Squires committed six errors, allowing Oak Hill six unearned runs in a 7-0 loss to the Eagles Monday.
The Eagles manufactured a run right off the bat. Their lead off batter reached on a throwing error to first and advanced to second on the throw, stole third on a passed ball and scored on a single.
Squire pitcher Connor McLaughlin settled down in the second inning, striking out all three outs and allowing a single.
Oak Hill managed to plate their second run in the third on a hit batter and a walk, with the second runner getting in a rundown to score the first and led 2-0. Payton Sorg collected the first Squire hit in the third, but the Squires stalled and failed to convert.
Oak Hill would score twice in the fourth. They led off with a walk and then two Squire throwing errors enabled the Eagles to score. Manchester wasted an opportunity in the bottom of the inning. Jim Sainsbury, Connor McLaughlin and Jurgin Cripe hit three singles in a row to load the bases with one out, but the next two hitters struck out to end the rally, 4-0.
In the fifth Oak Hill scored on a solo home run to go up 5-0. Sorg collected his second hit of the game in the bottom of the inning, but again the Squires couldn’t get anything going.
Oak Hill would tack on a run in the sixth and seventh, while holding the Squires without a runner for the 7-0 final.
Connor McLaughlin took the loss, pitching 7 innings, allowing 1earned run, striking out 11, walking 3 and hitting 2.
Payton Sorg led the offense going 2 for 3. Jim Sainsbury, Connor McLaughlin and Jurgin Cripe all had a hit.