A Maverick dives back to first base during a previous game. Manchester was safe on this close play, but the close plays went the other way Tuesday night in a 5-4 loss to Oak Hill.Demarcus Mahone will miss the rest of the 2012 season. By TAYLOR MITCHELL
Despite another solid outing by senior David Coody on the mound, Manchester lost its first game of the 2012 season to Oak Hill, in a 5-4 decision.
In sports, the outcome of any game might come down to one play. Unfortunately for Coody, the Mavs were on the wrong end of that one play.
In the top of the sixth inning, Coody gave up a hit and a walk that loaded the bases for Oak Hill, who was trailing 4-2. A single to left field tied the game at 4-4 with two runs coming across home plate.
During the next at bat, Coody let one pitch get away from him and past the catcher that allowed the runner at third base to score the game-winning run.
Manchester would fail to advance a runner past second base in the next two innings, including a pair of strikeouts to end the game, giving the Mavs their first loss of the season.
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