Lions drop two of three in high school baseball action
P.J. Brumley's perfect day at the plate and Chad Nunnally's strong pitching performance propelled Manila to a 5-2 victory over Rivercrest Monday afternoon at Wilson.
Brumley went 3-3 at the plate and stole five bases on the day as the Lions improved to 8-6 overall and 3-2 in 3AAA South play. Nunnally (4-2) allowed just one earned run while scattering six hits. Nunnally fanned seven Colts while walking just one batter in going the distance to pick up the win.
Luke McLaughlin also banged out a pair of base hits and added an RBI.
The Colts gained revenge with a 5-0 whitewash of the Lions Tuesday afternoon at Manila.
Donnie Victory went the distance, striking out 11 in gaining the shutout as the Colts improved to 13-3 overall while evening their conference mark at 2-2.
Victory and Michael George had two hits apiece while Josh Fleming and J.A. Beall also added hits to pace the Rivercrest attack.
Cody Wells took the loss as the Lions dropped to 8-7 overall and 3-3 in conference action. Wells led the Lions at the plate, going 2-3.
Manila traveled to Brookland Thursday afternoon and dropped a 6-3 decision to the Bearcats. Ryan Childers' bases loaded double in the fifth inning was the key hit in the Brookland win. Kyle Downs went all the way for the Bearcats to pick up the win, striking out three while giving up only five hits.
Frankie Cowgill led Manila with a pair of singles on the day.
Manila will return to action Tuesday afternoon when they travel to Harrisburg to play a 3AA South doubleheader against the Hornets. The Lions will play in the Holcomb Jamboree Saturday in Holcomb, Mo.