Lions fall to Trumann
Trumann took advantage of the strong winds Tuesday hitting two home runs in the first and one in the second to lead the Wildcats to a 12 - 2 conference win over Manila.
Trumann picked up five runs in the first with two home runs by Brent Maurizi who also had three RBI's and Garrett McPhearson. Revis Kemper picked up a home run in the second to push the Wildcat lead to 6 - 0. Zach Wilson picked up a double and scored on a fielder's choice. Manila intentionally walked Maurizi who scored on a controversial call.
Manila's Kevin Curtis reached first on a fielder's choice followed by a base hit Juan Moyeda. Matt Noble's hit into an error to Trumann's Derrick Fletcher scored two runs to end the third inning with Trumann leading 6 - 2. Trumann continued their pursuit of a victory picking up six hits in the final three innings and capitalizing on three errors by Manila.
Maurizi picked up the win for Trumann striking out four, walking one, and allowing only two hits. Zach Wilson had the save for the Wildcats striking out three in the sixth inning.
Manila's Josh McDaniel took the loss for Manila walking one and allowing eight hits. Matt Noble pitched relief for Manila striking out one, walking two, and allowing four hits.
John Hicks and Juan Moyeda picked up the Lions' only two hits with Matt Noble picking up two RBIs. Revis Kemper picked up two hits for Trumann including a home run; Zach Wilson had a single and double with an RBI, Brent Maurizi's home run and base hits picked up three RBIs; and Alex Henry took two base hits. Others hitting for Trumann were: B. Wright - base hit; Hellman - base hit; Garret McPhearson - home run; Samuel - base hit; and Derrick Fletcher - base hit.