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|Mangham remains hot|
On Thursday, Mangham took on the Winnfield Tigers in Caldwell trying to pick up their 15th win of the season. Todd Duchesne (3-1) took the mound for the Dragons and pitched six strong innings giving up three hits and striking out three. Mangham turned two double plays in a strong defensive effort in support of Duchesne. Spencer Nobles pitched the seventh inning as the Dragons went to 15-2 on the year with a 7-0 win.
At the plate, Mangham banged out 13 hits and broke out on top in the first inning with three runs and never looked back.
Mangham scored one run in the second, fourth, sixth and seventh innings to cruise to the victory. Tyler Everitt, Josh Wilson, Billy Johnston and Jason Jarrett led the hitting attack with two hits each.
On Friday night, Josh Wilson (2-2) took the mound against Caldwell and took a tough 6-3 loss against the Spartans. Wilson pitched six strong innings giving up six unearned runs and allowed just four hits. All of Caldwell 's runs came in the fourth inning as the result of two errors.
Mangham was led at the plate by Alan Williams who had two hits, one a run scoring single in the third and the other a solo home run in the fifth. Todd Duchesne had a double and scored in the third. Mangham was held to four hits on the night.
In Saturday's afternoon game, Jacob Mooney got the start for the Dragons against the Tigers of Jonesboro-Hodge. Mooney went three innings giving up three runs on three hits including a two run home run. Spencer Nobles pitched the fourth and fifth and gave up no runs. Jared Dye (2-0) came on to pitch the final two innings and picked up the victory as the Dragons rallied for two runs in the bottom of the 7th to win 4-3.
Mangham's bats remained cold and managed only two hits on the afternoon. Thomas Gray got the first hit for the Dragons in the fourth inning and later scored on an infield error. Jeb Bryan got a two out hit in the bottom of the seventh scoring Alex Smart who had walked and moved to second on a wild pitch. Bryan moved to second on the throw home and advanced to third on a ball in the dirt. He then scored the winning run when Karl Wiggers' fly ball to left was misplayed and fell in.
The Dragon's defense was solid though they did commit two errors. By turning a 1-3-5 double play on a ground ball, picking a runner off third by Bryan, and a diving stop of a ground ball by Gray they managed to limit the Tigers to three runs.
Mangham Downs Rayville 6-2
Mangham (14-2) defeated Rayville (7-4) in Mangham on Tuesday night by the score of 6-2. Alan Williams (7-0) pitched seven innings giving up two unearned runs on one hit and striking out 18 Hornets to earn the victory. Williams allowed one run in the first on a two base error, a walk and a passed ball. Rayville scored again in the fifth to tie the game 2-2 on a walk, a stolen base and an infield error. Williams struck out the side in the first, second, fifth, and seventh innings. Williams walked five batters and hit one other.
Brian Colson was strong for the Hornets as well. He struck out 11 Dragons and surrendered eight walks over five innings of work on the hill. Mangham scored their first run in the second inning when Karl Wiggers walked, advanced to third on passed balls and scored on a throwing error. In Mangham's fourth, Josh Wilson walked and later scored on an error. Mangham added two runs in the fifth when Alex Smart and Tyler Everitt each reached on errors. Wiggers then drove in Smart and Everitt.
scored on another Rayville error. Mangham's final two runs came in the sixth when Jared Dye and Smart walked and later scored.
Mangham (16-3) has three home games this week. They host Block on Tuesday, Pineville on Thursday and OCS on Saturday.