Manila brothers enjoy great baseball season
Brothers Jeremy and Jordan Goff of Manila have put in the miles this summer as they played American Legion Baseball with the Newport Taylor-Made Ambulance team.
Jeremy, 16, and Jordan, 14, had a great year of baseball playing 47 games in 43 days.
Their team finished second in the nine-team Zone 2 Junior District Tournament in Mountain Home and finished third place in the Junior State Tournament in Sheridan.
Jeremy who will be a senior and Jordan who will be a ninth grader, are the sons of Jeff and Alisia Goff.
In the Zone Tournament Newport lost its opening game to Searcy 6-5 before winning four in a row eliminating Wynne (2-1), Batesville (9-2), Seams of Jonesboro (9-7) and Mountain Home (9-8) to reach the championship game.
Fat City won the championship game 14-5.
Jeremy had two hits and three RBIs in the Batesville game.
Texarkana defeated Newport 9-0 in the opening round of the State Tournament. Newport fought back to win two games defeating Little Rock Continental Express (6-5) and Mountain Home (7-5) before falling to Fat City (9-8).
Jeremy had two doubles and two RBIs in the Continental Express game and had two hits in the Mountain Home game.
Jordan Goff had a big hit and made several outstanding plays defensively in the semi-finals.
Jeremy pitches and plays first base. Jordan played left field.
Other members of the team are Grant Black, Micheal Reynolds, Zach Crisler, Gage Weaver, Matt Wall, A.J. McCoy, Devante Neal, Jim Dupree, and Zach McCarther. Coaches are David Black, Ben Black, and Brian Reynolds.
Jeremy and Jordan are looking forward to the football season as Jeremy is a member of the senior high team and Jordan is on the junior high team.