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Manchester Youth Baseball Association Report for June 25th

Jace Spencer(#4) of Manchester Tire and Brake makes a great snag for a putout against Avery(#6) of Cooper Sports on Thursday night in 6U action of the Manchester Youth Baseball Association

The Manchester Youth Baseball Association was in action on Thursday with a full slate of games at Fred Deadman Park.  All 5 age divisions were in action as the season reaches the halfway point.  

In the 6U division, Manchester Tire and Brake stopped Cooper Sports 21 to 7 and Star Physical Therapy squeaked past Lovelady Auto Parts 17 to 16.  In the first game, Manchester Tire and Brake raced out to an early lead as they improved to 6 and 0 on the season.  Jace Spencer had 3 home runs for MT&B while Owen Holder and Kasen Shelton each added 2 home runs.  Landon Cook had 2 doubles to lead Cooper.  In the 2nd game, Star Physical Therapy needed to erase a 6 run deficit in their last at-bat to claim the win.  Laine Jones had a home run, a double and a single and scored 3 runs for Star.  For Lovelady, Kayde had a double and 2 singles and scored twice. 

Davion of Freedom Automotive snags a fly ball on Thursday night in 8U action of the Manchester Youth Baseball Association

In the 8U division, Freedom Automotive edged Dr. J 14 to 11 and KK’s downed Lions Club 23 to 9.  In the 1st game, it was a battle of the top two teams in the division that saw 4 lead changes.  Trailing 11 to 8 entering the 6th and final inning, Freedom plated 6 runs and then retired Dr. J in order in the bottom of the 6th for the win.  Channing Gannon had 3 hits, including a 2 RBI double for Freedom.  For Dr. J’s, Starling, Abe and Kolton all had 3 hits and scored 3 runs.  In the 2nd game, the 2 teams were tied at 6 after 1 inning before the KK’s defense slowed down the Lions Club.  Walker, Christian, Brandon and Kynx all had 3 hits and scored 3 runs for KK’s.   For Lions Club, Eli had 3 hits and scored 3 times. 

Gavin Smith of First National Bank rips a double to right field on Thursday night in 10U action of the Manchester Youth Baseball Association

In the 10U division, Chico’s Bail Bands held off First National Bank 9 to 8.  The Chico’s bunch brought the “Bad News” to First National early as they built a 9 to 1 lead entering the 4th inning.  First National made a valiant comeback attempt in the 4th inning that came up short as the time limit expired.  Chico’s got a solo home run from Kaden Brewer and a double and a run scored from Christian Meadows to lead the way on offense.  Gavin Smith smacked a double and a triple with 1 RBI and Jake Holder stroked a 2 RBI double for First National.   

A.J. Schuster of Powers Storage rips a double to right field on Thursday night in 12U action of the Manchester Youth Baseball Association

In the 12U division, Shelter Insurance shocked Powers Storage 9 to 5 and First Vision Bank stunned Bush Insurance 5 to 4.  In the opener, Shelter rallied from an early deficit to hand Powers their first loss of the season.  After Powers scored 4 runs in the 1st inning, Shelter held them to 1 hit the rest of the game.   Ian Smith was the big hitter for Shelter as he had a home run and 2 doubles and scored 3 times.  Smith also got the win on the mound for Shelter.  Trevor Jesse had a double and single for Powers and scored twice.  In the nightcap, First Vision had to come from behind with 4 runs in the 3rd inning to get the win.  Bryceton Bunch had a home run and got the win on the mound for First Vision.  Ethan Stephens had 3 singles for Bush while Elijah Vernon stroked a home run.

Cole Bryce of the Manchester Braves delivers a pitch on Thursday night in 18U action of the Manchester Youth Baseball Association

In the 18U division, the Christiana Braves clipped the Manchester Braves 7 to 3 and the Mets toppled the Manchester Braves 15 to 1. In the battle of the Braves, Manchester jumped out to a 1 to 0 lead in the first inning but Christiana plated 4 runs in the 2nd inning to grab the lead and the win.  Smurz had a double and a single for Christiana.  Cole Bryce had a pair of doubles and an RBI while Jacob Sherrill added a single for Manchester.    In the final game of the night, the Mets banged out 8 hits while holding the Braves to a pair of singles on the night.  Brandon Jernigan belted a home run and a double for the Mets while Trenton Thompson and Timothy Henderson combined on the 2 hitter.  Harley Penn and Caleb Brewer each singled for the Braves. 

Friday MYBA Schedule

8U Division at Fast Pitch Field

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5:00 PM – Dr. J. vs. Interstate Auto

7:00 PM – KK’s vs. Freedom Automotive

12U Division at Aaron Miller Field

5:00 PM – Peoples Bank vs. Clower Automotive

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