The Manchester Squires split a double header at Blackford Saturday, winning game one 14-1 before falling in game two 8-3.
The Squires would hit the ball all over the park in game one, collecting 16 hits. Manchester would jump on Blackford in the first, getting a double from Mason Meyer before Hayes Sturtsman hit a shot over the center field fence for a 2-0 lead.
Leading 5-1 heading to the fifth the Squires would end game one early. Kaleb Fluke would lead off the inning with a single before a Jeremiah Airgood single put runners at the corners with one out. Thane Creager would follow with a double to score Fluke to make it 6-1. A Roberts single increased the lead to 7-1 before a Trey McNall single. Creager would score on an error for an 8-1 score. Grant Strobel was up next, hitting a single to center to drive home Roberts and Markum to make it 10-1 before Strobel scored on a passed ball for an 11-1 score. Fluke would single to put runners on first and third before Sturtsman hit his second bomb of the game, extending the Manchester lead to 14-1.
In game one Manchester had one big inning that carried them past the Bruins. Blackford would return the favor in game two. Manchester led 3-1 heading to the fifth when Blackford scored 7 times to take the 8-3 lead which would end up being the final score.