Muddawgs win preseason tourney
Manila 1st National Bank Muddawgs are the 9-10 year old preseason champs. The Muddawgs won four straight games in their preseason tournament April 11-13.
The 10-team tournament consists of teams from Wilson, Brookland, Lake City, Caraway, Manila and southeast Missouri.
Strong pitching and aggressive hitting were a surprise, the coaches said, since this was their first games of the year.
The Muddawgs outscored their opponents 48 to 4.
The third place team was Hornersville, Mo., and second place went to Wilson.
On Saturday a home run derby was played 3 for 8 pitches on a 150 fence. There was a three-way tie with Tray Malone, Billy Fender and Zach Birmingham all hitting three apiece. Zach won a playoff.
A total of 43 boys participated.
Coaches are Paul Malone and Darrell Birmingham.