Lady Lions fall twice in conference softball action
Manila dropped a pair of 3A-3 conference softball contests last week, losing 10-8 to Piggott in eight innings and 9-3 to Corning.
Makalia Beck ripped a two-run double in the top of the seventh inning to help Piggott rally from an 8-6 deficit, sending the game into extra innings. The Lady Mohawks plated two more runs in the eighth to pick up the win.
Devyn Staples earned the victory on the hill for Piggott, striking out seven Lady Lions. Staples and Kacey Crossfield both went 3-5 at the plate to lead the Lady Mohawk offensive attack.
Jordyn Wheeler suffered the loss for Manila. Wheeler pitched four innings in relief of starter Lauren Woody, who pitched the first four innings.
Woody was the offensive star for Manila, going 3-4 with four runs batted in and two runs scored. Woody also clubbed a homerun. Alli Lambert had a pair of hits and scored twice. Wheeler, Deven Burrow, Kailen Shelton, Emily Cook, Ashley Rothwell and Hannah Teague all had singles for Manila.
Woody also had a pair of hits and two RBI in Manila's loss to Corning. Cook had an RBI single while Tessa Pannels singled and scored a run. Lambert had a single and scored once while Burrow and Shelton also added hits for the Lady Lions. Woody took the loss, pitching two innings, before Wheeler finished with four innings on the mound.
Manila will return to action Saturday in the Cotton Patch Classic at Osceola.