Scorpions split their latest double header against Manchester A’s at the weekend.
The Scorpions and Manchester A’s volleyed the lead four times on Sunday, but Scorpions came out on top for a 3-2 win in game one at Wythenshawe. In the bottom of the third, Manchester A’s grabbed the early lead, 1-0.
Scorpions finally managed to grab and hold onto the lead after a strong seventh inning. Scorpions went up for good on an RBI single by Simon Langton off Johnny Creelman, bringing home Martin Gilbert. Langton did his best to jumpstart the offense for Scorpions, reaching base three times. He also drove in one runner.
Scorpions got the win thanks in large part to Dom Rawlins’s dominant, 11-strikeout performance. Rawlins allowed one earned run, six hits and four walks over seven innings. Creelman was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted seven innings, walked four, struck out six, and allowed three runs.
In Game two the Manchester bats came alive as they ran out The Scorpions 14 runs to 4.
Manchester A’s easily handled Scorpions pitching as seven hitters combined for 10 hits, six RBIs and 13 runs scored. Addi Little took the loss for Scorpions. He lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walked three, struck out none, and allowed five runs. Scorpions jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first.
Scorpions caught fire after Reece Johnson singled. Then Dom Rawlins singled, plating Johnson and Myles Janson.After a quick strike from Scorpions, Manchester A’s responded with two runs in the first. The A’s scored on an error and an RBI single by Fagan.
Manchester answered Scorpions’ top inning with two runs of its own in the second, with Manchester scoring on an error and an RBI single by Van Spakeren. Manchester A’s tacked on another three runs in the fourth. A clutch sacrifice fly scored Mcdougall to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up by Creelman’s single, scoring Fagan.
The Scorpions are going from strength to strength and splitting games is a step in the right direction for the developing talents of the squad.
Sunday the 5th June sees the Scorpions returning to Wythenshawe to take on the Manchester Torrent.