Manila opens 2004 baseball season splitting wins/losses

Thursday, March 18, 2004

Thee Manila Lions have completed the first full week of the 2004 baseball season.

The Lions picked up wins against Rector and Cross County while falling to Valley View and Greene County Tech. Manila had defeated Valley View in the first week of action.

Manila began the week with a 7-1 win over Rector. Junior Matt Noble picked up the win on the mound, pitching three innings with no hits and five strike outs. Scott Townsend and Justin Hill saw relief action in the game with Townsend giving up one hit.

Noble went three for four at the plate with three RBIs. Townsend, Jordan Wise and Casey Hill each had a hit, with Townsend and Wise picking up an RBI each.

The Lions traveled to Valley View on Tuesday as the Blazers avenged last week's loss to Manila to split the conference action. Senior Jared Camp took the loss for Manila, pitching six and two-thirds innings, giving up one hit and striking out three. McDaniel saw relief action for Manila in the seventh. Juan Moyeda and Casey Hill had two hits each for the Lions. Kevin Curtis had a hit with an RBI for Manila along with Matt Noble and Cody Wells' singles. Josh McDaniel picked up an RBI for the Lions.

The Lions hustled back in an 8-4 win over Cross County on Wednesday. Sophomore Cody Wells pitched seven innings to get the win. Juan Moyeda had three hits with an RBI. Josh McDaniel's hit brought in three runs, followed by Matt Noble with a hit and an RBI. Scott Townsend and Kevin Curtis each picked up a hit, along with an RBI on a sacrifice.

The Lions rounded out the week with a 7-3 loss to the Eagles of Greene County Tech. Josh McDaniel suffered the pitching loss for the Lions. McDaniel also led Manila with two hits and two RBIs. Juan Moyeda also had a hit for Manila.

Manila will travel to Harrisburg on Thursday. The Lions will host Marked Tree on Friday at the city park.

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