Chad Nunnally's mammoth two-run homer in the fifth inning took the wind out of Salem's sails and sparked the Lions to a convincing 10-4 victory Saturday afternoon at Cave City. The win earned Manila a berth in the Class 3A State Tournament this week in Searcy.
Nunnally finished the day 3-4 at the plate, adding a double and a single to go along with his 400 plus foot shot over the centerfield fence.
(Town Crier photo/Dan Brawner)
The Lions scored single runs in the first three innings and added three more in the fourth to take a 6-3 lead before Nunally's two-run shot in Manila's three run fifth inning put the game away.
Hunter Bryan also went 4-4 at the plate for Manila with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Senior Ross Malloy went 2-3 with a pair of stolen bases and two runs scored while Luke McLaughlin also went 2-3 with a double and a run scored.
Manila improves to 15-7 on the season.