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Flyers’ comeback bid falls short

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

MANCHESTER — The St. Joseph Flyers battled, but the effort just fell short.
The Flyers had an early lead, battled back to tie the game, fell behind by six runs and had a last-inning rally fall short in a 10-7 loss to the Manchester Greyhounds on Wednesday.
At. Joseph (10-3) took a 3-1 lead in the first inning.
Jackson Rowe reached on an error, Matt Sheridan put down a sacrifice and Isaac Whaley had an RBI single.
Chase Wilds doubled home Whaley, Ryan Payne singled and Jimmy Mahlmeister hit a sacrifice fly.
Manchester took a 4-3 lead in the third but the Flyers got a run back in the fifth when Rowe singled and Whaley doubled him home.
The Greyhounds rallied for six runs in the sixth to take a 10-4 lead on a hit batsman, a walk, four singles and a double.
The Flyers tried to battle back in the seventh but fell short as they scored just three runs.
Izsak Unger and Rowe walked and Wilds had a two-out RBI double. Payne walked and Mahlmeister delivered a two-run single.
But Michael Mahlmeister’s liner to left field was caught to end the game.
Wilds went 2-2 with two doubled and two runs batted in as the Flyers got nine hits. Payne was 2-3 and Whaley 2-4 with a double and an RBI.
St. Joseph 300 010 3 = 7 9 3
Manchester 103 006 x = 10 12 3
Jackson Rowe, Chase Wilds (6) and Michael Mahlmeister. Henschen, Rife (7) and Avery Reed. W-Henschen (IP-6.0, H-7, K-2, BB-3, R-6, ER-5). Rife (IP-1.0, H-2, R-1, ER-1, BB-1). L-Rowe (IP-5.1, H-8, R-6, R-6, ER-3, K-4, BB-0, HBP-1). Wilds (IP-0.2, H-4, R-4, ER-4, BB-1). Hitting-St. Joe: Jackson Rowe 1-3, Isaac Whaley 2-4 2B rbi, Chase Wilds 2-2 2-2B, 2-rbi, Ryan Payne 2-3, Jimmy Mahlmeister 1-3, Michael Mahlmeister 1-4; MHS: Rife 2-4 2-rbi, Colvin 1-3 rbi, Reaves 3-4 3-rbi, Poole 1-4 rbi, Calvert 2-4 2-2B, 3-rbi, Reed 1-3 2B, Bell 2-2 2B.