Lady Lions outslug Corning 11-6

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Manila scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to pull out an 11-6 come from behind victory over Corning Friday afternoon in high school softball action.

Taylor Hampton bashed a two-run double and finished 2-3 on the day to lead the Lady Lion offense. Lauren Woody belted an RBI double and scored a run while Tessa Pannells hammered a two-run single and scored once while Caitlin Holt cracked a run-scoring triple. Sasha Pannells and Jill Helton both scored a run and drove in a run apiece. Jordyn Wheeler crossed the plate three times. Ashley Rothwell scored twice while Mollie Beth Couch added a run.

Wheeler earned the win, pitching seven innings, allowing three earned runs and eight hits while fanning eight and walking one.

The Lady Lions dropped a 4-2 decision Monday afternoon at Rivercrest. Manila jumped to a 2-0 lead after the first inning, but the Lady Colts scored a run in the second, added two in the fourth and tacked on another run in the sixth to secure the win.

Wheeler absorbed the loss, allowing four unearned runs on five hits. Woody and Rothwell had Manila's only hits on the day. Couch scored a run and had an RBI while Wheeler also scored once.

Manila fell at Armorel 8-2 on Thursday. The Lady Tigers broke a 2-2 tie, scoring six times in the bottom of the sixth inning to gain the win. Wheeler took the loss, working six innings, allowing two earned runs. The junior right hander gave up five hits, struck out six and walked a batter.

Couch singled, doubled and drove in a run. Wheeler had an RBI single. Tessa Pannells lashed a double while Sasha Pannells, Woody, Rothwell and Helton all banged out singles. Hampton and Holt both scored runs.

The Lady Lions will return to the diamond Monday afternoon, hosting Piggott. Manila will also play host to Blytheville on Tuesday before closing the regular season against East Poinsett County on Wednesday.

Manila will host the 3A-3 district tournament beginning Thursday.

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