Lady Lions post three wins, Manila boys lose in extra innings

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Manila swept a twin bill over Piggott Thursday afternoon at Manila, winning the opener 11-10 before taking the nightcap 10-6.

Manila's Nick Carmichael rips at a pitch in Lion's 14-10 loss to Piggott.

Kailen Shelton hit a two-run single, giving the Lady Lions a come from behind victory in the opener. Trailing 10-9 enter the bottom of the seventh, Taylor Teague led off the inning with a double. Deven Burrow walked, putting runners at first and second. Shelby Wallace dribbled a slow roller down the third base line, loading the bases.

Shelton laced a single, scoring the tying and winning runs, giving the Lady Lions the victory.

Wallace picked up the win for Manila. Kirsten Adcock had a pair of hits and drove in four runs while Shelton finished with three hits and two RBIs. Teague had three hits and drove in a run while Brianna Stone had an RBI single.

Lady Lion Shelby Wallace fires a pitch in win over Piggott Thursday afternoon at Manila.

Ally Lambert picked up the win for Manila in the nightcap. Shelton led Manila at the plate with a pair of hits and three RBIs. Burrow, Wallace and Adcock all had a hit and an RBI in the second game.

Manila knocked off Tuckerman 4-3 Tuesday afternoon at Manila.

Shelby Wallace pitched a complete game to earn the victory, striking out three while scattering seven hits.

Manila's Taylor Teague skips away from an inside pitch in Lady Lions' 11-10 win over Piggott.

Ally Lambert led Manila at the plate with a pair of hits and an RBI. McKenzie Tate also had a pair of hits while Taylor Teague and Kailen Shelton both added a hit and an RBI.

The three wins improves Manila's record on the year to 4-1 overall and 4-1 in league play.

Manila's baseball team dropped a pair of games, losing to Tuckerman 7-2 Monday afternoon on the road before dropping a 14-10 decision to Corning Thursday afternoon at Manila.

Lion pitcher Brady Jones rocks back on the mound before delivering pitch against Piggott Thursday afternoon at Manila.

Tuckerman scored five times in the fifth inning to break open a 2-2 tie to pick up the win. Will Hubbard improved to 5-2 on the year, going the distance for the Bulldogs. Hubbard fanned five while giving up two runs on three hits.

Corning scored one run in the top of the seventh to tie the score and added four runs in the top of the eighth for a come from behind 14-10 win over the Lions Thursday afternoon.

Manila's Blake Miller slides in under tag at third base in Lion's 14-10 extra inning loss to Corning. (Town Crier photos/Trent Fletcher)

Blake Miller staked Manila to an early 3-0 lead over Corning, but the Bobcats rallied to tie the game. The Lions took a 10-9 edge into the seventh inning before Corning rallied for the victory.

Miller finished the day with a pair of doubles and three RBIs.

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