Manila Softball Roundup

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Manila split of a pair of doubleheaders and knocked off Brookland in a busy week of high school softball action for the Lady Lions.

Manila began the five game stretch with a 4-1 victory Monday afternoon over Brookland at home. The Lady Lions got a strong pitching performance from righthander Kimberly Wise who went the distance to pick up the victory. The freshman scattered six hits while giving up just one run. Wise fanned 10 batters while walking three.

Manila got all the runs they needed, scoring four times in the third inning. Katie Veach got the winning rally started with a lead off walk. The senior swiped a pair of bases and rode home on an RBI double by Brooke Hill. Katie Donner, Colleen Kemp and Jonna Dodd also had RBI hits in the inning. Kimberly Wise also added a single for the Lady Lions.

Manila played host to East Poinsett County Tuesday afternoon, winning the first game of a doubleheader 4-0 before dropping the nightcap 2-0.

Kimberly Wise picked up the win in the opener, throwing a one-hit shutout. Wise struck out four Lady Warriors.

The Lady Lions scored four times in the fourth inning, getting RBI hits from Jonna Dodd, Heather Dozhier and Katie Veach. Dodd finished 2-2, stole two bases and scored a run. Dozhier swiped a base and scored a run while freshmen Katie Donner and Leigha Woody added a pair of singles apiece. Wise scored a run and stole two bases.

Hailey Shankle fired a five-hit shutout to stop the Lady Lions in the nightcap. East Poinsett County scored the game's only runs with a two-run first inning.

Kimberly Wise suffered the loss despite giving up only five hits in the game. Wise finished with five strikeouts.

Katie Veach led Manila offensively, going 2-2 with two stolen bases. Leigha Woody had a single and stole two bases while Michele Daniel finished with a single.

Manila traveled to Corning Thursday afternoon and dropped a 5-4 decision in the opener before coming back to take the nightcap 3-1.

Kimberly Wise improved to 14-4, throwing a complete game, striking out six while giving up just four hits in the second game of the doubleheader.

Katie Donner had a single and stole three bases. Brooke Hill had a single, a run scored, and swiped two bases while Leigha Woody had a single and a run scored. Wise walked, stole two bases and scored a run.

Felicia Woodard took the loss, despite giving up just three hits. Woodard struck out three and walked four.

The Lady Bobcats took the opener 5-4. Lindsey George gained the victory, giving up six hits while striking out six and walking four.

Wise suffered the loss, giving up six hits and five runs while fanning six and walking six.

Katie Donner and Heather Dozhier both went 2-3 and had an RBI apiece. Donner stole two bases and scored a run while Dozhier swiped one base. Brooke Hill had an RBI single and scored a run while Leigha Woody singled, stole a base and scored once.

Manila (14-4, 6-2) will return to action Monday afternoon when they travel to Brookland to face the Lady Bearcats. The Lady Lions close out the week with a pair of home games. Manila will face Hoxie Tuesday afternoon and Piggott on Thursday. Both games are doubleheaders.

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