Junior Lions claim NEA Baseball championship
Manila's Brock Birmingham fired a five inning, two-hit shutout, propelling the Lions to a 10-0 whitewash over Buffalo Island Central to claim the 2015 Northeast Arkansas Junior High Baseball Championship.
The Lions, who finished the season with a perfect 13-0 record, avenged last year's title game loss at the hands of the Mustangs.
Layne Sims and Michael Parker both had triples and drove in three runs each to pace Manila's offense. Jeremiah Perez also had a big day at the plate for the Lions, going 3-3. Lynn Hurley went 2-2 while Birmingham singled and drew a pair of intentional walks.
Manila was coached by Jason Belcher and Danny Helms.