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LMC-Tompkins       18                   Moose         5

On opening day on Saturday (May 1) in the Advanced Minors Division of the Dansville Little League LMC-Tompkins got the big bats out & burst onto the scene with a great offensive display as they soundly defeated Moose by a final score of 18-5 on Knox Street.  Coach Ron Cartwright’s crew was led on the mound by strong pitching from hurlers Ben Coffey & Mason Mann who combined to strikeout 6 in the victory.  Cartwright noted, “our defense was excellent today & we also managed to hit the ball too.”

LMC-Tompkins will see Moose in their next game as well, on Wed. May 4th. Moose’s next contest will be Monday May 2nd when they tangle with Protecives at 6pm on Knox Street.

LMC-Tompkins stats at the plate saw…..

Brian Geiger 3 walks and 3 runs
Mason Mann 2-2, a walk and a run
Nate Gardner 2 walks, 2runs
Ben Coffey 2-2, 2 doubles, 3 runs
Caden Cartwright 2 walks, 1 run
Zander Foster 1-2, ans a run
Elijah Bender 2-3, (double), 1 run
Talon Perry 1-1, walk, run
Zaiden Blackmon 1 walk
Peter Frisaris 1-1, walk, 2 runs
Max Holland walk, and a run
Aiden York 2 walks, 2 runs.

Dansville girls track coach Eileen McMaster’s philosophy focuses upon “improvement” & that aspect of her team’s efforts was quite evident at Saturday’s (Apr. 30) Warsaw Invite. “We’re so proud of the Lady Mustangs who performed well & gave 100% in Warsaw!” That tremendous effort extended from the seasoned seniors down to the junior varsity athletes & 8th graders. The Mustang “highlight rundown” unfolds this way….

-Seniors Leah Whiteman & Raegan Lemmon finished first in their respective events…Leah took first in the 100 M hurdles & 400 M hurdles…which automatically qualifies her for Sectionals. Raegan set a personal record ( P.R.ed) in the discus.
-Other athletes who had “double P.R.’s” included….Breigh Graves in the 400m hurdles & the 800 meter run…Hadassah Adams in the triple-jump & 200 m….Katie Warner threw her best shot & improved her long jump as well.
– .Carly McKinney shaved 16 seconds off of her 3000 meter time.
– Gabby Anderson & Rachel Drake both PRed in the open 400 meters.
-Sam King provisionally qualified for the Sectionals & set a new personal best in the pole vault.
-Congrats to J.V. triple jumpers….as Alyssa Bowser took 1st, & Abigail Adams 3rd.
-Eighth graders showed some promise for the future as Emma Beardsley finished higher than she was seeded in both of her open races. Mackenzie Lawless along with her relay teammates Leah Whiteman, Rachel Drake & Gabby Anderson improved their 4×100 m time for the 4th meet in a row!

Congratulations ladies & continued success in the future! The Mustangs will celebrate “senior day” on Tuesday (May 3) when they host Hornell.

Union Hose 3 Dansville Lions 2

Following Dansvilles’ “Opening Day” Little League parade on Saturday (Apr. 30), fans were immediately treated to some pretty good baseball as the season’s opener turned into a great pitching duel, & was decided in the final inning when Union Hose plated a pair of runs in the top of the 6th & then set Lions down in order in the bottom half to secure a hard-fought 3-2 victory on Knox Street.

The game was well-played on both sides, especially for the opening game of the season for each team ! The pitching duel matched Union Hose’s Mike Suydam & Lioins’ Quinn Howe, who had some relief help from Billy Delaney after reaching his “pitch count” in the last inning. Each team had runners in scoring position in the opening 2 innings, but couldn’t break through. Finally in the top of the 3rd, the Hoser’s put up a single run as Hoser hurler Mike Suydam helped himself in a big way. He led the inning off with a single, & proceeded to steal his way around the bases…including home…to give Union Hose a 1-0 edge. Both pitchers remained “masterful” into the 5th when Lions roared in front when a pair of walks came back to haunt the Union Hose pitcher. After Colten Wentworth & Nate Lafaye both walked, Billy Delaney cashed them both in with a booming triple that cleared the bases & gave Dansville Lions a brief 2-1 lead. Union Hose came right back in what “would have been” their final at-bat. With one out Shane Crandall blasted a dramatic solo home run to tie the game ! Billy Delaney came on in relief & retired the next hitter on strikes. But then Union Hose became very patient at the plate & wound up giving Lions a “taste of their own medicine” as they would work out a pair of walks by Jace Cassata & Seth Malone. The big hit came off the bat of pitcher Mike Suydam who aided his own cause by clubbing a double giving the Hosers a thrilling 3-2 victory on opening day!
Mike Suydam notched the pitching victory economizing his pitches & going the distance working 6 strong innings allowing 2 earned runs on just 1 hit while striking out 16 & walking 4 in the contest. He also went 4-4 at the plate including the game winning double, an rbi, scored a run & stole 3 bases. Other Hoser heroes included…Devin Douglas 1-2 with a stolen base…J.J. Crissy also stole one base…Noah Clark added a hit & stole a base…Shane Crandall was 1-1 with the game-tying homer, with one rbi, scored a run & stole a couple of bases…Jace Cassata scored the game-winning run & also stole 3 bases on the day for coach Jim Sullivan’s Union Hose crew (1-0). Union Hose’s next outing will be on Thursday May 5th on Knox Street when they host Gunlocke’s from Wayland at 6pm.

For coach Mark Little’s Dansville Lions team….Quinn Howe started on the mound worked 5 1/3 innings giving up 6 hits, 2 runs, both earned, while fanning 6 & walking just 1. Billy Delaney closed things out with one strikeout, while giving up one hit & a pair of walks. Lions lone hit came off the bat of Billy Delaney, whose triple drove in both runs as Colten Wentworth & Nate Lafaye each crossed the plate. Dansville Lions takes on Shay’s on Sat. May 7th in the 9am game.

Livonia 10 Dansville O

In Friday’s (Apr. 29) Livingston County Division One softball battle, Livonia (6-4) scored early & late to back Molly Stewart’s 2-hit pitching as the Lady Bulldogs dumped Dansville at “the Dog House” in varsity softball action by a 10-0 count. The orange & blue put crooked numbers up in their first & final at-bats to harness the Lady Mustangs. Livonia plated 3 runs in the first, they tacked on single runs in the 2nd & 3rd, then put the game away with a 5-spot in the 6th. Livonia’s 12 hit attack was led by Audrey Minton’s 4-4 with a double, triple, 2 runs scored & an rbi….Gabby Reid was 3-4 with a pair of doubles driving in 3….Danielle Bosch went 3-4 & scored twice…Molly Stewart helped her own cause with a hit & scored 3 runs in the victory. In the circle she hurled a 2-hit shutout in gaining the win. Natasha King threw for the Mustangs yielding 10 runs on 12 hits as Dansville is now (4-8, 1-4). The 2 Mustang hits came off the bat of Hannah Rex who was 2-3 with a double.

Dansville 92 Perry 45

Dansville girls track coach Eileen McMaster couldn’t have been happier on Thursday (Apr. 28) afternoon as her Lady Mustangs raced to a huge 92-45 victory over Perry at the “Bee Hive”. The effort would have plenty of highlights including the fact that Dansville would have 4 triple-event winners, while both relays were victorious & another athlete posted wins in a pair of events! Triple-winners included Mackenzie Lawless who took the 100, 400, & 4×100 relay. Sam Miller took the distance events in the 1-mile, 2-mile & the 4×800 relay. Leah Whiteman won the 200, 100 hurdles & 4×100 relay. Sam King set a personal record in both the long jump & pole vault while emerging victorious in the triple jump as well. EJ Errington wond 2 events, topping out in the high jump & shot put. The 4×100 relay team broke their personal best with a time of 54.8. Congrats to Gabby Anderson, Mackenzie Lawless, Rachel Drake & Leah Whiteman. The 4×800 relay squad took a top spot featuring the speed of Sam Miller, Gwen Werth, Emma Beardsley & Alyssa Cox. Emma Beardsley too 2nd in the mile & was on the winning 4×800 relay team.
Other highlights were Rachel Drake took 2nd in the 400 & was on the winning 4×100 relay squad. Katie Warner finished 2nd in the shot, & in the discus threw 23 feet further than her previous record. Other personal records were set by Breigh Graves in the 400 hurdles, Carly McKinney & Gabby Rettberg in the 3000 meteres. Gabby Anderson P-R’d in the 100 & finished 3rd, she was on winning 4×100 relay. Congratulations ladies ! Dansville heads off to the Warsaw invite on Saturday (Apr. 30).

Keshequa 9 Letchworth 7

Call it “tribal warfare” if you will, but Keshequa would win the battle of the “Indians” as the Nunda-Dalton gang bested Letwchorth in high school baseball on Thursday (Apr 28) afternoon by a 9-7 final at “the Outpost”. Coach Ron Macomber’s club would register the win on a complete game pitching effort by Nick Wood who gave up 7 runs, only 1 earned, on 7 hits while striking out 4 & walking 4. The visiting Indians would build a 4-0 lead over the first 3 innings. Austin Galton’s hit drove in Connor Mann on a single in the opening frame. Dustyn Zangerle’s rbi single plated Nick Wood to double the lead in the 2nd. Keshequa tacked on a 2 more in the top of the 3rd as Nick Wood & Collyn White would each produce runs on hits to score Brock Allen & Bryce Bennett. Keshequa then fell victim to some shoddy defense that allowed Letchworth to tie the game in the 5th at 4-4. In the 6th the orange & black would take the lead for good by scoring 4 runs of their own. Colton Davis’ single drove in a pair, while Bryce Bennett & Nick Wood each slapped run-scoring singles. Letchworth made it close again by scoring 3 more unearned runs in the home half of the 6 as Keshequa hung on for the 9-7 win. Offensively, Nick Wood was 3-4 with a trio of rbis & scored a run in his own behalf…while Bryce Bennett was 2-4 & scored twice….Dustyn Zangerle & Austin Galton were each 2-4 in the triumph for Keshequa (6-4). Coach Macomber’s crew hosts Canaseraga on Saturday ( Apr. 30) at 4:30pm.

Dansville 12 Greece Odyssey 5

A late rally by the red & black brought home a 12-5 win in high school softball for the Dansville Lady Mustangs on Thursday (Apr. 28) afternoon in Rochester. The locals & the Leopards played to a 5-5 draw over the first 5 innings, but then coach Nick Crawford’s crew came alive with the sticks as they scored 3 runs in the 6th & tacked on 4 more in the 7th en route to a 12-5 victory! Dansville hurler Jamie Longo notched her first varsity victory going the distance as she yielded 5 runs & 7 hits while striking out 4. Her pitching effort was backed by plenty of Mustang offense. Sarah Cotton was 3-5 & scored 2 times…Cheyenne Markowski 4-5 with a double & scored twice…Maddie Farrell 3-4 & scored a run…Hannah Rex & Jamie Longo each went 2-4 with a double. Longo scoring two runs & Rex crossing the plate once.

For Odyssey Jessica Wilbur went 2-4 & scored a couple of runs…& Lisa Viscoz 2-4 as Sarah Pockaranz pitched, giving up 12 runs & 16 hits to Dansville’s potent bats. Dansville’s road trip continues as they visit Livonia on Friday (Apr. 29), Bath on Monday (May 2), Alexander Tuesday & Wayland-Cohocton on Wednesday.

Wayland-Cohocton 13 Keshequa 4

The Wayland-Cohocton girls executed the “sweep” of the Keshequa Indians on Friday (Apr. 29) afternoon as the Golden Eagles would win the 2nd of the 2 meetings between the Livingston County cross-over contestants. Threatening conditions at “the Nest” produced drizzle at first, followed by steady rain late in the game as both teams battled each other along with the weather. Way-Coh’s bats, pitching & defense would get the better of things on this day as the maroon & gold would score in every inning except the 6th en route to a 13-4 win. The victory would be Wayland-Cohocton’s 10th in a row since heading north from Myrtle Beach.

Coach Dave Stewart’s squad didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard. The Golden Eagles flapped their wings to the tune of 5 runs in the first inning. Mikaela Nielsen opened with an infield single. Jessie Hammers followed lacing a shot off the pitcher for a hit putting 2 runners on board. Ashlee Schumacher stepped in & helped herself by clubbing a shot off the left field fence that went for a double driving in both runs. Hannah James’ hit plated another run. A wild pitch put James into scoring position where she would come home on a double by Madison Gregorius, who would later score on a pick-off play. In the 2nd Wayland-Cohocton would score on the legs of Jessie Hammers. The senior shortstop dropped down a roller out in front of the plate & legged it out for a hit! Moments later she would steal second, & as the throw went into center field Hammers got up & raced all the way home on the throwing error. Following a Hannah James single & a fielders choice, Madison Gregorius stole second & would score on an Alex Button 2-out single. A wild pitch sent Button to 2nd & she would score on an infield error. Wayland-Cohocton was still flapping their wings in the 4th when they sent 10 hitters to the plate scoring 4 more runs. Ashlee Schumacher opened with her second double off the fence in left. Madison Gregorius & Shailynn Celentano each followed with run-scoring hits. An error opened the door for another run to score, while Mikaela Nielsen’s single drove in another, making it 12-0. The Indians finally got their first hit & their first run in the top of the 5th when Jordan Kapelke singled to right field. A passed ball & a pair of wild pitches scored the run as rain was making playing conditions “questionable”. Wayland-Cohocton got the run back in the bottom of the 5th when Hannah James doubled to left field. A walk & a single by Shailynn Celentano loaded the bases. Alex Button’s infield grounder scored the Eagles final run making it now 13-1. Keshequa sent up some smoke signals with a 3-spot in the 6th when Brittany Pierce walked & was wild pitched to second. Ashleigh Parthemer’s single brought the run home. Kathryn Gelser unloaded a shot in the alley in right-center for a triple driving in another run. Kayla Yencer’s infield bouncer scored the Indians final tally as the game wound up in 13-4 fashion.

Wayland-Cohocton ( 11-2) would reach Indians pitching for 16 hits in the victory. Ashlee Schumacher got the win working 7 innings of 3 hit softball while fanning 9 & walking 4. Schumacher was 2-5 at the plate with 2 doubles, 2 rbis & scored twice in her own behalf. Mikaela Nielsen was 2-3 with an rbi & a run scored. Jessie Hammers 4-5 with 2 runs & a stolen base. Hannah James 3-5 with a double, scored twice & drove in a run….Madison Gregorius 2-3 with a double, 2 rbis, scored 3 runs & stole a base…Shailynn Celentano 1-3 with a double & drove in a run….Shianne Chapman & Hannah Recktenwald each scored a run….Alex Button 1-3 with 2 rbis & scored a run….& Mia Forsythe 1-2 & gunned out one “would be’ base stealer in the game. The play was part of a “strike out, throw out” double play that ended Keshequa’s 4th inning.
Keshequa (2-8) saw Kendra Mallaber throw 6 innings for the Indians. She yielded 13 runs, 9 earned, 16 hits, & walked 5. For the Indians Ashleigh Parthemer 1-3 with a run scored and an rbi…Kathryn Gelser 1-3 with a triple, an rbi & scored once….Jordan Kapelke 1-e & scored a run…Brittany Pierce scored a run, & Kayla Yencer knocked one in. Keshequa visits Geneseo on Monday (May 2) while Wayland-Cohocton travels to Maple City Park to tangle with Hornell that day.

Dansville Boys Pound Pavilion 4/27

Frank Williams —  Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dansville 10 Pavilion 3

On Wednesday (Apr. 27) afternoon, the Dansville offensive attack got going in a hurry at Babcock Park as the Mustangs baseball team put up a large lead early in the game & pushed above the .500 mark with a 10-3 victory over the visiting Pavilion Golden Gophers. Dansville swung the bats well in the game, as the arms were also effective…which, in turn, keeps the defense on their toes. All 3 aspects came together in this one for the Mustangs in the home victory which comes on “get away” day as the red & black visit Dwyer Stadium in Batavia to take on Notre Dame on Thursday (Apr. 28), & then head to Livonia to battle the Bulldogs at Baker Field on Friday (Apr. 29).

For Dansville ( 5-4) Derrick Wampole threw the first 3 innings of shutout baseball as he gave up no runs, no hits & struck out 3. Hunter Stone came on & tossed 4 innings of relief giving up 3 runs on 2 hits while striking out 4. None of the runs were earned. At the plate Alex West led the Dansville attack with 3 hits including a bases clearing triple, a double, 4 rbis & scored 3 runs…Anthony Kanaval added a pair of hits including a double….Hunter Little & Holden Schramm each doubled…while Tom Linzy, Justin Vogt & Hunter Stone each added hits in the offensive outburst for the Mustangs

Keshequa Boys Batter Caledonia-Mumford

Frank Williams —  Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Keshequa varsity baseball team brought the big bats to the Red Raider Rotunda on Wednesday & battered Cal-Mum pitching in a lopsided 14-1 affair. After scoring a single run in the top of the first when Connor Mann stole a base forcing a throwing error to give the visitors the lead. After that, the orange & black were scoring runs in bunches. In the 2nd they would tack on 3 more as Connor Mann drove in a pair on a single. Colton Davis would also drive in a run with a hit for the Indians. In the 4th coach Ron Macomber’s crew scored 3 more as Austin Galton walked with the bases jammed to push home a run. Brock Allen then broke things open with a 2-run single making it a 7-0 lead. Connor Mann knocked in another run with a single in the 5th, & then the Indians would load the bases again. Austin Galton drilled a triple to clear the bases making it 11-0. Finally in the 7th a pair of errors allowed a couple more runs to cross the plate & then Nick Wood capped the scoring with an rbi single. Austin Galton notched the win on the hill working 5 innings, allowing just 3 hits while fanning 5. Colton Davis pitched the last 2 innings giving up 1 earned run on a hit while striking out 2.

Keshequa (6-5, 3-1) visits Letchworth on Thursday (Apr. 28).