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Monday Is Championship Day For Manchester Youth Baseball

Conner Shemwell of Coffee Financial scores ahead of the throw after hitting an inside the park home run on Thursday in his team’s 7 to 4 win over First National Bank.. Photos and story by Dennis Weaver

Conner Shemwell of Coffee Financial scores ahead of the throw after hitting an inside the park home run on Thursday in his team’s 7 to 4 win over First National Bank.. Photos and story by Dennis Weaver

The post season championship game of Minor League division of the Manchester Youth Baseball League is set as Coffee Financial will take on Mark Lemons Construction on Monday night at 6. Coffee Financial and Mark Lemons each won their semifinal games on Thursday night at Fred Deadman Park. In the early game, Coffee Financial plated 3 runs in their last at-bat to drop First National Bank by a 7 to 4 score.  In the nightcap, the bats and defense of Mark Lemons Construction stunned regular season league champion John Roberts Toyota 10 to 1.
The Coach Pitch Division played their final 2 quarterfinal matches setting up Friday night’s semifinals.  In the first game, Coffee County Mini Storage turned an unassisted triple play in the bottom of the last inning to quell a KK’s Music rally and seal a 16 to 10 win. In the nightcap, Central Funeral Home outlasted the Hillsboro Masonic Lodge by a final score of 15 to 8.

A.J. Ricco(left) of Jiffy Burger chats with Cody Esslinger(right) of Shelter Insurance after A.J. drew a walk in his team’s Friday night win over Shelter Insurance.

A.J. Ricco(left) of Jiffy Burger chats with Cody Esslinger(right) of Shelter Insurance after A.J. drew a walk in his team’s Friday night win over Shelter Insurance.

The post season championship game of Major League division of the Manchester Youth Baseball League is set as Jiffy Burger will take on Coffee County Bank on Monday night at 6. In Friday’s first semifinal, Jiffy Burger broke open a testy contest with Shelter Insurance to claim an 11 to 1 win. In the nightcap, Coffee County Bank banged out 2 home runs on the way to a 12 to 2 slugfest win.
In the Coach Pitch Division, a pair of close semifinal contests on Friday night set up an exciting final for Monday. In the early game, Central Funeral Home survived a late Coffee County Mini Storage rally to advance to Monday night’s final by a score of 13 to 9. In the nightcap, regular season champion Interstate Auto had to come from behind to overcome Hullett’s 10 to 8.
The Manchester Youth Baseball League will hold their finals on Monday night as all 3 divisions take the field at 6:00 PM. The Coach Pitch championship will be held on the T-Ball Field and will feature Central Funeral Home taking on Interstate Auto. The Minor League will take place on the National League Field and will feature Mark Lemons Construction taking on Coffee Financial. The American League Field will host the Major League finals as Jiffy Burger will take on Coffee County Bank. Following all 3 games, the league will hold their closing ceremonies on the National League Field where the league’s All Star teams will be announced.