Manila Lions drop two

Friday, March 22, 2002

East Poinsett County (EPC) survived a late rally by Manila to take a 5-4 win in baseball action Friday. Warrior pitcher Bobo Fortneberry picke dup the win as Manila's James King took the loss.

EPC took a 3-0 lead in the first on a double by Fortenberry and base hits by Palmer and Wyatt. The Warriors picked up another run in the second on a hit by McDaniel who reached first on an error.

Manila got on the scoreboard in the second with a base hit by Derek Suiter. A base hit by Matt Noble in the fifth scored Noah Shelton to pull the Lions within three, 5-2.

Suiter's base hit in the seventh was followed by a home run by Shelton to rally the Lions 5-4. Manila was unable to overcome the first inning deficit and fell to conference rival EPC.

Hitting for EPC:

Fortenberry: double, single.

Wyatt: two base hits and two RBI's.

Palmer: base hit with RBI.

Lacy: base hit.

McDaniel: RBI.

Hitting for Manila

Noah Shelton: home run, 2 RBI's.

Derek Suiter: 2 base hits, RBI.

Matt Noble: 2 base hits, RBI.

Adam Donner: base hit.

Juan Moyeda: base hit.

John Hicks: base hit.


Manila fell to Gosnell 12-2 despite jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first two innings.

Juan Moyeda led Manila with two base hits. John Hicks and Matt Noble each picked up a base hit with a RBI. Adam Donner and Casey Hill each had a base hit in the game.

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