When they put the baseball schedule together for next season, Coach Kyle Brewer and his staff might want to think about having his Manchester Greyhounds play a whole bunch of Saturday doubleheaders. Those Saturday affairs have been good to Brewer’s troops as they have gotten a pair of doubleheader sweeps, one at Georgetown on April 12 and last Saturday another at Felicity in two games shortened to six innings each.
In Game One at Felicity, it was a blowout win for the Hounds as they toppled the host Cardinals by a final score of 12-4. Manchester was led on the mound and at the plate by freshman Hunter Conley who drove home three runs, scored twice, and pitched five innings to get the win. Conley walked two and struck out eight in his best performance of the season, with righty Sean Frost finishing up the final inning.
The Greyhounds jumped out early, getting two in the first, four in the second, and two more in the third to coast to the easy win.
Game Two was a little tougher for the visitors in blue and gold as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead and then held off a late Felicity rally to post a 6-4 victory.
At the plate, it was Frost picking up a pair of hits and scoring three times, while freshman Bryan Young handled the bulk of the pitching duties, going five innings for the win. Young allowed just two hits and struck out six with Frost again coming on for the final frame and picking up a save.
The two wins improved the Hounds to 4-10 on the season and the came right back on Monday to make it a three-game winning streak as a dazzling pitching performance by Frost produced a 3-0 win over Peebles. Read about that contest in the upcoming weekend edition of The People’s Defender.
Mark Carpenter can be reached at 937-544-2391 or on Twitter @adamscosports.