The Manchester Lady Squires met TRC foe Whitko in the second round of the Oak Hill sectional Thursday, falling to the Wildcats 3-2.
The Squires took a 1-0 lead in the first when Ciera Carter hit a one out single, then scored on a Kiera Stacy triple for a 1-0 lead. Sydney Day drew a walk after the Stacy single before a strike out ended the inning.
Whitko would tie the score in the third, then take a 2-1 lead in the fifth. Manchester would get even in the sixth when Day hit a one out single, followed by a Kennedy Fierstos single. Ellie Milam would then hit a hard grounder to short, forcing an error and loading the bases. Erika Kendall would then ground out to short, scoring Day to make it 2-2. Whitko would then turn a double play to stop the threat.
The Wildcats would single, double and hit a ground out to manufacture a run in the top of the seventh before stopping the Squires in the bottom for the 3-2 score.