Lion baseball and softball roundup
Manila evened its record at 1-1 on the young baseball season, blasting East Poinsett County 18-4 Tuesday afternoon at home. The Lions trailed 4-0 entering the bottom of the third inning, but put 12 runs on the board and followed up with six more runs in the fourth inning for the win.
Hunter Dodd (1-0) picked up the victory, hurling all five innings. Dodd allowed four runs, struck out four and scattered 10 hits. Chance Gray took the loss for the Warriors.
Caleb Reinhart had a big day at the plate for the Lions, going 3-3, including a bases clearing triple. Reinhart finished with five RBI, two runs scored and stole a pair of bases. Kyle Joyner went 2-2, scored three times, drew a pair of walks and drove in a run. Alex Richard singled, scored three times and drove in one run. Joel Burrow had an RBI single and scored once. Seth Grissom had a two-run single and scored a pair of runs. Logan Hamilton scored twice, stole a base and had an RBI. Gavin Parker drove in two runs and scored once. Dillon May scored twice and stole a pair of bases while Dodd had an RBI and scored twice.
Clay Malone and Tyler Gordon both had a pair of hits and an RBI apiece to lead the Warriors. Aaron Scales added two singles while Matt Ferguson and Quinn Young both doubled.
The Lions will participate in the X-tra Innings Classic beginning Thursday morning when they take on Harrisburg at Nettleton. Game time is set for 10 a.m. The Lions will play a 10 a.m. game Friday against Hazen at Jonesboro High School before wrapping up the tournament Saturday afternoon at 5:30 against Westside at Valley View.
The Lady Lions shut out Nettleton 10-0 Thursday, March 12, at Manila. Jordyn Wheeler picked up the win, allowing two hits while striking out four. Lauren Woody had a two-run single. Jill Helton and Ashley Rockwell both had RBI hits while Caitlin Holt also drove in a run.
Manila dropped a 13-1 decision to Piggott Monday afternoon at home.