Lions use big third inning to defeat Rebels

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Brady Jones strikes out one of 14 Rebels on the day in Manila's 5-2 victory Wednesday afternoon.

Manila plated five runs in the third inning and held on for a 5-2 victory over Riverside in high school baseball action Wednesday afternoon at Manila.

Jordan Goff's two-run double highlighted the Lion's big inning while Nick Carmichael and Brady Jones added RBI singles. Carmichael finished the day with a pair of hits while Goff also had two hits on the afternoon. Zac Riley and Caleb Reinhart added singles for Manila.

Jones went the distance to pick up the victory on the mound. The senior right-hander struck out 14 Rebels while surrendering just two hits and no earned runs.

Caleb Reinhart drills a line drive to centerfield in the Lion's 5-2 win over Riverside.

Devon Austin suffered the loss, despite giving up no earned runs. Austin allowed seven hits while striking out five. The sophomore issued no walks on the afternoon.

The Rebels got on the board in the first inning when Braden Peaster singled and came around to score on an error to take a 1-0 lead. Riverside added a run in the fourth inning on a Kollin Stone triple. Stone scored on a passed ball.

Manila dropped a 14-4 decision to Corning Tuesday afternoon in 3A-3 conference play on the road. Korey Smith banged out three hits while also pitching the Bobcats to the win. Smith allowed just five hits while striking out eight to earn the victory.

Corning scored single runs in the first, second and fourth innings before tacking on three in the fourth. The Bobcats put the game away with an eight run fifth.

Caleb Reinhart worked three innings and suffered the loss, giving up six runs, two earned. Reinhart struck out five while surrendering four hits. Shane Scoggins pitched one inning, allowing three runs, one earned, while Zac Riley worked an inning, allowing three hits and five earned runs.

Manila scored three runs in the fourth and added another run in the fifth inning. Brady Jones ripped an RBI double and scored a run while Zac Riley had an RBI single and also scored a run. Jordan Goff added an RBI single while Nick Carmichael singled and scored a run. Caleb and Zach Reinhart both had singles on the day.

Manila closed the week dropping a 7-1 decision at Wynne Friday afternoon.

Riverside picked up its first win of the year with a 9-2 victory Friday afternoon over Cross County at Cherry Valley. The Rebels (1-2, 1-1 2A-3) got a strong pitching performance from Cody Webb to secure the victory.

Webb worked seven innings, allowing just four hits, while striking out nine Thunderbirds. Dylan Wright led the Rebels at the plate with a 3-4 performance, including a pair of doubles and two stolen bases.

Riverside began the week losing 6-4 at Marked Tree.

Buffalo Island Central defeated Marked Tree 4-3 Thursday afternoon at Monette. Jacob Sanders picked up the win, firing a three hitter. Sanders fanned four while issuing just one walk.

BIC (2-2, 1-2 2A-3) scored single runs in the first and second innings before adding two more in the third, all off Indian starter Conner Fields. Drake Brown led the Mustangs at the plate with a pair of hits while Alex Ballin added an RBI single.

BIC suffered a 10-6 loss to East Poinsett County Tuesday afternoon at Lepanto. McKenzie Betts picked up the win for the Warriors, giving up just two hits while striking out five. Josh Skipper worked the final three innings to earn his first save of the year. Betts, Clay Malone and Caleb Harston all had RBI singles for EPC.

Austin Pike banged out three hits, including an RBI double, while Jacob Sanders had a pair of singles to lead the Mustang attack.

McCrory scored six runs in the sixth inning to down BIC 9-1 Monday afternoon at Monette.

Dilynn Strickland (1-1) took the loss, working five innings while striking out five. Jacob Sanders had an RBI single, producing BIC's lone run on the day.

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