The Southwood and Manchester baseball teams hooked up in an inter county and TRC battle at Southwood Monday. The Squires jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on a Jim Sainsbury home run, but the Knights would rally late to top the Squires 4-2.
The Squires would strike first in the top of the third on a Jim Sainsbury two run homer after a Branden Scott walk to put Manchester up 2-0. Southwood would respond in the bottom of the inning. Dustin Curless drew a walk and was later brought home on a Squire error that was hit by Matt Porter to make it 2-1.
With both teams struggling offensively, the game would remain 2-1 heading to the bottom of the 6th when the Knights made some noise. Brandin Frazier and Jacob Lloyd would reach on Squire errors, putting runners on 1st and 2nd, when Colin Gouveia dropped down a perfect sacrifice bunt, moving the runners to 2nd and 3rd. Dustin Curless then singled up the middle, scoring both runners to give the Knights a 3-2 lead. Curless would move to second on the throw to home and was later drove home by Matt Porter to score one more for Southwood, which ended the scoring at 4-2.