Lions complete perfect week of baseball

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Manila picked up four wins last week in senior high baseball action, shutting out Piggott 12-0 Monday, sweeping a doubleheader from Harrisburg Tuesday, before finishing the week with a 3-1 victory over Trumann Friday afternoon.

Brady Jones fired a one-hitter while striking out nine in the Manila's whitewash of Piggott. Jones also had a big day at the plate, bashing a three run walk off homer in the bottom of the fifth to invoke the run rule. Jones went 3-4, scored twice and drove in five runs on the day.

Zach and Caleb Reinhart clubbed back to back RBI doubles in the fourth inning and finished with two hits apiece. Zach Reinhart scored twice while Caleb Reinhart crossed the plate three times, had three RBI and stole a pair of bases.

Jordan Goff had a pair of hits and a RBI while Nick Carmichael had an RBI single and scored a run. Alex Richard singled and scored three times while Landon Woody added a single and a run scored.

Manila got on the board with a three run third, added four in the fourth and completed the rout with a five run fifth inning.

The Lions took care of Harrisburg, winning the opener of their doubleheader 5-0 behind the five hit shutout pitching of Zach Reinhart. Reinhart fanned eight Hornets and walked four. Brady Jones and Zac Riley each belted two-run homers in support of Reinhart's pitching. Zach Reinhart, Caleb Reinhart, Jordan Goff and Alex Richard all had singles while Trey Walker smashed a double.

Nick Carmichael's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second gave Manila a 1-0 lead. The Lions put the game on ice when Jones and Riley went deep in the fifth.

Manila completed the sweep, winning the nightcap 6-2 behind Jones, who hurled a one-hitter while giving up two runs, none earned. Jones struck out 16 Harrisburg batters while giving up just three walks in improving his record to 6-0 on the year.

Alex Richard gave the Lions a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the top of the second, but Harrisburg came right back to even the score with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning. Manila took a 4-1 lead, scoring three times in the fourth, highlighted by a Zac Riley double. Jones launched a two-run shot in the seventh inning to cap off the scoring for Manila.

Jones finished with two hits, three RBI and a run scored while crushing his third homer of the year. Zach Reinhart had a pair of hits, scored twice and stole two bases while Caleb Reinhart doubled, singled, scored a run and swiped a pair of bases. Jordan Goff had an RBI single while Nick Carmichael scored a run.

Shaun Scoggins pitched the Lions past Trumann Friday afternoon on the road. Scoggins (1-1) pitched five 1/3 innings, giving up one run while yielding a pair of hits. Scoggins fanned four and walked two. Zach Reinhart pitched the final one and 2/3's innings, earning the save. Reinhart allowed no hits while striking out three. Reinhart entered the game with runners on the corners and one out in the sixth, but got out of the inning by striking out the final two Wildcat batters to end the threat.

Brady Jones lashed a two-run single to give Manila a 2-0 lead in the third inning. The Wildcats scored a run in the bottom of the inning to pull within 2-1. Zac Riley's RBI double in the fifth gave the Lions an insurance run.

Zach and Caleb Reinhart both singled while Jordan Goff also had a hit.

Manila improves to 10-4 overall with the win. The Lions will return to action Monday afternoon when they play host to Brookland. Manila will host Hoxie Tuesday before traveling to Osceola Wednesday. The Lions will host Piggott Thursday before completing the week with a road game Saturday afternoon at Walnut Ridge.