Area Softball Roundup

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Town Crier Sports Staff

Manila freshman Kimberly Wise threw a one hit shut out in the first game to lead Manila past Buffalo Island Central 8-0 and the Lady Lions completed the doubleheader sweep with an 8-3 victory in the nightcap in high school softball action Monday afternoon, March 12, at Manila.

Manila scored all the runs they needed in the opener, pushing across two runs in the first inning. Katie Donner led the game off with a walk and stole second base. Lady Mustang pitcher Karla Marroquin hit the next two Manila batters, loading the bases.

Manila scored their first two runs when Marroquin uncorked back to back wild pitches, giving the Lady Lions a 2-0 lead.

Manila scored two more runs in the fourth without the benefit of a hit to go up 4-0, and put the game away by scoring two more runs in the third to make the score 6-0. Jonna Dodd had the only hit of the inning for the Lady Lions. Manila scored two more runs in the fourth inning to round out the scoring.

Wise struck out five to pick up the win. The righthander walked just one in the game. Marroquin took the loss, giving up eight runs, four earned, despite surrendering just one hit. Marroquin fanned five, but walked five, threw five wild pitches and hit two Manila batters.

Wise finished with three runs scored and three stolen bases while Donner had an RBI, scored twice, and stole a base. Dodd also stole a pair of bases and scored a run.

BIC got a base hit from Sammi Fowler who also stole a base.

In the nightcap, Manila put together a five run second inning en route to their 8-3 victory. Donner had a pair of singles, scored twice, and stole a base to lead Manila offensively. Dodd had an RBI single while Katie Veach swiped three bases and scored a run. Leigha Woody also picked up a base hit.

BIC got base hits from Ashley Tate, Kasey Garrett and Sammi Fowler while Shelby Qualls stole a pair of bases and scored twice.

Wise went the distance on the mound, allowing four hits while striking out six Lady Mustangs. Marroquin took the loss, giving up eight runs, all unearned, while surrendering four hits, striking out five and walking three.

Kimberly Wise stole five bases, rapped out two hits and scored twice as the Lady Lions ran past Riverside 7-4 in senior high softball action Tuesday afternoon at Lake City. Wise also went the distance on the mound to pick up the win, pitching seven innings, striking out eight while surrendering five hits and seven walks.

Manila also got base hits from Katie Veach, Heather Dozhier, Jonna Dodd, Brooke Hill and Leigha Woody. Veach, Dozhier, Dodd and Hill also scored runs.

Riverside was led at the plate by Kelsey Turner who had a two run double. Michelle Cobb and Kailey Holt both singled, stole a base and scored a run. Jesse Mann doubled, Kendra Staggs singled and Kassie Douglas scored a run to round out the Riverside offensive attack.

Staggs took the loss, giving up seven runs on seven hits.

Armorel shut out Manila 1-0 Thursday afternoon behind the two hit pitching of Brittany Brooks. Kimberly Wise took the loss despite giving up just one run on six hits. Wise struck out five batters for Manila, who saw their record drop to 3-3 on the year.

Manila returned to action Monday when they traveled to Gosnell for a 4 p.m. contest. The Lady Lions will host Harrisburg at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon and will play Hughes in a 4:00 doubleheader Thursday afternoon at Manila.

Riverside traveled to Trumann Monday afternoon and came up on the short end of a 9-7 score. The Lady Rebels took a 7-6 lead, scoring five runs in the fourth inning, only to see the Lady Wildcats rally with a run in the fifth to tie the game 7-7. Trumann pushed across two runs in the sixth to pull out the victory.

Kelsey Turner banged out three hits, drove in a pair of runs and scored twice to lead the Lady Rebel attack. Morgan Emery had a pair of hits, drove in a run, stole three bases and scored once while Katey Campbell also had a pair of hits and two stolen bases. Holly Dudley had two hits and scored a run while Kailey Holt had a single, two stolen bases and a run scored.

Riverside will take the week off for Spring Break and will return to action March 29 when they travel to Bay.

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