Lady Lions earn trip to State Tourney

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Manila scored the game winning run on a hit batsman in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Flippin 5-4 Saturday afternoon at Bergman. The victory propels the Lady Lions to this week's 3A State Tournament in Pine Bluff.

Manila loaded the bases in the eighth inning and scored the game winning run when Colleen Kemp was plucked by a pitch, forcing in Chantel Hanes from third base.

Kimberly Wise picked up the win for Manila, who improved to 19-6 on the season. Wise struck out seven batters while giving up four hits. The sophomore also had a pair of hits.

Katie Donner finished 1-3 at the plate with two RBIs while Kemp also had a base hit.

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