Knights Edge Squires In Pitchers Dual

The Southwood baseball team played host to Manchester in a key TRC match up Wednesday. In a game with two explosive offenses, two pitchers dominated as Gabe Lloyd and the Knights defeated Hunter Boughman and the Squires 2-1.

Neither team would have a hit through three innings before the Squires broke the ice in the top of the fourth. Grant Strobel would lay down a bunt single with no outs before Llloyd struck out the next batter. The Knights would then turn a 6-4-3 double play to get out of the inning. In the bottom of the third Zach Ball would lead off with a double with Llloyd laying down a sac bunt to move Ball to third. Carson Blair would then ground out with Ball racing home for a 1-0 lead.

Mason Meyer would draw a lead off walk for the Squires in the fifth before the Knights got a fly out, strike out and a ground out. In the bottom of the inning Ethan Roberts would lead off laying down a bunt for a single before Cameron Ball reached on an error to put runners on first and second. With one out the Squires would attempt a ground ball double play, getting just the lead runner with Roberts racing home for the Knights second run to lead 2-0.

In the sixth Noah Beck would reach on a bunt error before a David McAtee single put runners on second and third after McAtee advanced on the throw. The Squires would then attempt a squeeze play with the pitch being missed and Beck being caught in a run down. With two outs Kane Gable would single home McAtee as the Squires cut the Knights lead to 2-1.

In the top of the seventh Boughman would hit a one out single before the Knights defense came up large. Trey McNall would hit a high foul ball between home and third in foul territory with catcher Joel Hinds and pitcher Gabe Llloyd colliding on a Llloyd catch. Llloyd turned around and fired a BB to first, doubling off Boughman to end the game.

Athlete Name AB R H 2B RBI
Gabe Lloyd (Fr) 1 0 0
Ethen Roberts (Jr) 2 1 1
Tanner Hartley (Jr) 2 0 0 1
Carson Blair (Jr) 3 0 0 1
Lucas Topliff (Jr) 2 0 0
Cameron Ball (So) 2 0 0
Zach Ball (Sr) 3 1 1 1
Joel Hinds (Sr) 3 0 0
Matt Cox (Sr) 3 0 1

 

Athlete Name IP H R ER BB K
Gabe Lloyd (Fr) 7 3 1 0 2 7

For Manchester Hunter Boughman, David McAtee, Kane Gable & Grant Strobel each had a hit. Gable added an rbi. Boughman allowed the Knights just 3 hits.

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