Flyers return to roll past New Boston
By JIM WALKER
Tribune Sports Editor
NEW BOSTON — The St. Joseph Flyers felt refreshed.
After not playing for the past two weeks due to a school trip, the Flyers returned to play on Monday and beat the New Boston Tigers 16-6 in five innings.
“I never expected us to play that well after the layoff, but that’s the most hits we’ve had and they played well. They were intense,” said Flyers’ coach Brent Wirzfeld.
Hunter Pemberton struck out seven, walked two and gave up 10 hits for the win. He also went 2-4 at the plate.
Joseph Payton was 3-4, Cole Willis and Chris Lewis 2-3 and Bryson Adkins 2-4 as the Flyers (4-2) banged out 14 hits.
New Boston got a run in the first and the Flyers tied the game in the second when Willis singled, moved up on an error, stole third and scored on Grant Geswein’s hit.
The Flyers went up 3-1 in the third inning with small ball.
Lewis walked, stole second and third and came home on Pemberton’s ground out. Payton singled, stole second and third and scored on Justin Mahlmeister’s ground out.
St. Joseph blew the game open with eight runs in the fourth.
Adkins singled, Geswein was hit by a pitch and Lewis, Trey Young, Pemberton and Payton followed with RBI singles. Mahlmeister doubled in two runs, Adkins ground ball scored a run and a passed ball scored the final run.
The Flyers capped their scoring with five runs in the fifth.
Chris Lewis doubled, Clark had an RBI single, Eli Lewis walked and Pemberton had an RBI single. Payton singled and Willis walked to force in a run.
St. Joseph 012 85 = 16 14 1
New Boston 100 32 = 6 10 2
Hunter Pemberton and Justin Mahlmeister. Stepson, Moore (5) and Horsley. W-Pemberton (K-7, BB-2). L-Stevenson. 2B-St. Joseph: Chris Lewis, Justin Mahlmeister, Bryson Adkins; NB: Horsley. Hitting-St. Joseph: Hunter Pemberton 2-4, Joseph Payton 3-4, Justin Mahlmeister 1-4, Cole Willis 2-3, Bryson Adkins 2-4, Grant Geswein 1-2, Chris Lewis 2-3, Trey Young 1-2, Jacob Clark 1-1; New Boston: Heaberlin 1-3, Horsley 3-3, Nichols 2-3, Moore 1-3, Herrforth 1-3, Stevenson 1-2.