Squires Split Double Header At Blackford

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.

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Grant Strobel 4 1 1 2 0 0
Mason Meyer 3 3 2 0 1 0
Kaleb Fluke 4 2 2 0 0 0
Hayes Sturtsman 4 2 3 5 0 0
Jeremiah Airgood 4 1 1 0 0 1
Thane Creager 3 2 2 1 0 0
Mason Roberts 3 2 3 1 0 0
Trey McNall 3 0 1 1 0 0
Sam Martindale 3 0 1 1 0 0
Markum 0 1 0 0 0 0
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Mason Meyer 5.0 84 .571 3 1 1 6 2 0

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.

Lineup AB R H RBI BB SO
Grant Strobel 3 0 1 0 0 0
Mason Meyer 3 1 1 0 0 0
Kaleb Fluke 3 1 1 0 0 0
Hayes Sturtsman 3 1 1 1 0 1
Jeremiah Airgood 3 0 0 1 0 0
Thane Creager 2 0 0 0 0 1
Markum 1 0 0 0 0 1
Mason Roberts 3 0 2 0 0 1
Jacob Slavkin 3 0 0 0 0 1
Sam Martindale 1 0 0 0 1 1
Pitching IP #P S% H R ER SO BB HR
Kyle Shepherd 4.2 59 .661 9 7 7 0 1 0
Self 0.1 17 .529 2 1 1 0 1 0
Trey McNall 1.0 12 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0

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