Lions close regular season with win over Rebels

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Manila closed the regular season splitting a pair of nonconference games, dropping a 9-2 decision Monday afternoon to Trumann before bouncing back to outscore Riverside 10-6 Tuesday afternoon at Lake City.

Manila's Caleb Reinhart lashes a double in the Lions 10-6 victory over Riverside Tuesday afternoon at Lake City.

Shaun Scoggins picked up the win in Manila's victory over the Rebels, hurling 5 1/3 innings while giving up only two earned runs. Scoggins surrendered 10 hits, walked two and struck out three Riverside hitters. Landon Woody pitched 1 2/3 innings of shutout ball to close out the win.

Zach and Caleb Reinhart had three hits apiece to lead the Lions at the plate. Caleb Reinhart also scored three times and had an RBI double while Zach Reinhart came across the plate twice.

Zac Riley singled twice, drove in a run and scored two times while Trey Walker had a pair of hits and two RBI. Jordan Goff and Alex Richard both singled while Brady Jones had an RBI and scored twice.

Riverside freshman southpaw Brandon Towery delivers a pitch against Manila Tuesday afternoon in non-conference baseball action at Lake City.

Freshman southpaw Brandon Towery suffered the loss for Riverside. Towery gave up six runs, but only three were earned. The left hander surrendered five hits and struck out three batters.

Kollin Stone led Riverside at the plate, going 3-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Logan Meurer also clubbed three hits, including a double, and scored once. Michael Mann belted a pair of doubles in three trips to the plate. Devon Austin lashed an RBI single and scored a run while Towery had an RBI single. Dylan Wright and Lathe Lunsford both singled while Brock Adams added an RBI on a groundout.

Manila took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first before Riverside rallied with a three spot in the bottom of the inning to grab a 3-1 advantage. The Lions broke the game open, scoring five runs in the third while adding four more in the fourth to go up 10-3.

In Manila's Monday afternoon loss to Trumann, the Wildcats took a 2-1 lead over Manila after the first inning and added three more runs in the third to increase their margin to 5-1. Both teams scored single runs in the fourth before the Wildcats put the game away with a three run fifth to win going away 9-2.

Zach Reinhart absorbed the loss for the Lions, pitching 4 2/3 innings, giving up nine runs, seven of which were earned. The senior right hander allowed nine hits, walked four and struck out five. Nick Carmichael pitched 2 1/3 innings of one-hit ball in relief for the Lions. Carmichael walked three and fanned two.

Zac Riley led the Lions offensively, going 2-3 with an RBI. Caleb Reinhart, Trey Walker, Will Croquart and Alex Richard all added singles while Landon Woody picked up an RBI on a hit by pitch.

Manila was scheduled to open district tournament play Friday afternoon, but saw their first round game washed out. The Lions will play Harrisburg in a 5:30 contest Monday afternoon at Manila when district tournament play resumes.

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