Jorgensen pitches Manila past Rivercrest

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Michael Jorgensenís strong pitching performance powered Manila to a 4-1 victory over rival Rivercrest Thursday at Wilson. The senior righthander fanned 10 Colts while pitching a complete game three-hitter. Jorgensen allowed just one walk and one unearned run.

The Lions (17-3) got a run in the first inning before scoring three more in the sixth to go up 4-0. The Colts scratched across a run in the bottom of the sixth, but Jorgensen slammed the door, shutting down Rivercrest in the seventh.

Manila picked up five stolen bases on the day, two by Brady Clark, who belted an RBI single and scored a run. Jorgensen helped his own cause, cracking a pair of singles. Anthony Lopez smacked an RBI single, Joel Burrow doubled and scored a run while Brock Birmingham slapped a single and scored once. Austin Harmon and Jeremiah Perez added singles.

Manila kicked off the week by thumping Osceola 13-0 on the road Monday. Freshman Austin Harmon threw a five-inning, one-hit shutout to earn the win. Harmon whiffed four and walked one.

Abraham Lopez walloped a two-run double and scored twice while Harmon also blasted a two-run double. Kason Grissom belted a double and scored a run, Layne Sims cracked an RBI single and scored once while Perez singled and scored a run. Burrow and Anthony Lopez both had one RBI and scored two runs apiece. Birmingham scored twice while Michael Parker crossed the plate once.

Osceola helped the Lions by committing six errors on the day.

Gosnell broke open a scoreless tie, punching across six runs in the fifth inning before adding five more in the sixth to shutout Manila 11-0 Tuesday at Lion Field.

Pirate southpaw Andy Roberts shut down the Manila offense, throwing a complete game two-hit shutout. The lefty struck out 12 Lions while walking just one batter.

Roberts helped himself, going 2-3 at the plate with an RBI.

Birmingham and Abraham Lopez had the only Lion hits on the day.

Abraham Lopez took the loss, pitching four and 1/3 innings. Lopez gave up six runs, all earned, allowing three hits while striking out six. Burrow worked 2/3 of an inning, giving up five runs, one earned, on three hits. Birmingham pitched one inning, allowing two hits while fanning one batter.

The Lions will close the regular season with three games this week beginning Monday at Paragould. Manila travels to Trumann Tuesday before playing host to Buffalo Island Central Friday.

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