HALTON Jaguars kicked back into winning form with two close comeback wins against Manchester As on Sunday.
Halton started poorly and found themselves trailing by seven.
Jags mustered two from Nick Bustin and Rob Mills.
Jolted into reality, Mills and third baseman Jonny Pauls retired the Manchester side scoreless in the second and third.
But Jags were still 7-3 behind after three.
In the top of the fourth, Mills dismissed the A's in order and Billy Sneddon reached on a walk to spur a recovery, cutting the deficit to one.
Manchester increased the lead by three in the top of the fifth but Halton hitters came back with six to lead 12-10, Ben Sultana tripling.
The A's scored one in the sixth and Jags three.
Relief pitcher Sneddon gave up three runs before settling down to strike out three and end the seventh.
Jags did not need to bat as the game was already won 15-14.
In game two, Manchester again took early control - leading fairly comfortably by 8-3 after four. However Taggart dismissed the As in order in both the fifth and sixth.
Nick Bustin hit the levelling run with a solo homer and the go-ahead run came from third baseman Ioan Said.
Taggart again held the As scoreless in the seventh giving Halton the honours 9-8.
On Sunday, Jags begin a sequence of away games at Sheffield Bladerunners in another double header. nRuncorn Jets' Bronco team continued their improvement albeit in a 19-14 defeat by Halton Polecats at Murdishaw.
Jets started well with pitcher Glen Rawcliffe getting Halton's first two batters out without them reaching first base.
However Polecats still get the maximum five runs in the innings and James Knowles prevented any reply.
Rawcliffe was better supported in the second as Polecats scored just one run to Jets' five.
New Runcorn pitcher Ryan Slater-Davis found the zone yet Halton took the third 5-1.
Slater-Davis started to struggle after taking a ball to the foot. Replacement Dean Jones closed Halton down for one run off his pitching.
Jets trailed by 10 in the fifth but restricted Halton to one run from two strike outs by Jones and a catch by second baseman Brendan Milne.
Jets responded with five due to solid batting from Rachel Sewell and Craig Robinson.
In the 'open' sixth, Halton managed three - leaving Jets to get nine to win. The task was just beyond them.