(Town Crier photo/Revis Blaylock)
This is Manila's first year to participate in the Little League division. The tournament was made up of first place teams in the East area. At the time of the tournament, Manila's Farmer's Market Team was undefeated in league play. Participating were teams from Trumann, Marked Tree, Blytheville, Rivercrest and Manila. During the tournament the teams batted round robin.
Manila had 11 boys hit RBI's during the tournament. Team members are Caleb Reinhart, Dillon May, Clark Brewington, Caleb Milligan, Hunter Dodd, Kaden Addison, Joey Crouquart, Seth Grissom, Gage Owen, Dalton Carmichael, Michael Edwards, and Justin Walton. Coaches are Scottie Reinhart, Monica Brewington and Kelly Dodd.
Manila's Farmer's Market started on Saturday winning their first game against Rivercrest by a score of 12-4. They lost their second game to Trumann 11-6 but came back on Sunday defeating Marked Tree 7-7, Trumann 10-7 (in overtime) and gave Trumann their second lost 10-9 to win the championship.
Each member of the team received medallions, a championship pin for their hats, and a sign to post at the ball park naming the Farmer's Market team "Home of the 2005 Arkansas District 4 East Area Champions 7-8."
The team played the overall championship games on Saturday against the winners of the West and Central areas.