Batavia 9-10’s Thump Dansville

Frank Williams —  Monday, July 11, 2016

Batavia 24 Dansville 0

I thought football season was still a couple of months away. Maybe I was wrong as the Batavia 9-10 year old all-stars put up huge crooked numbers in their first 3 at bats on Sunday (July 3) at Ernie Park Stadium in soundly shutting out Dansville in District # 3 Little League All-Star play by a lopsided 24-0 count. The scorebook page on Batavia’s side looked like a pair of argyle socks (diamonds all over the place!). Ben Coffey started on the hill for Dansville as the host team scored 4 runs in the first inning, then followed it up with a 13-run outburst in the 2nd, & then plated 7 more in the 3rd.

Dansville managed to get 3 hits in the game as Ryder Whitman & Zaiden Blackmon each had singles, while Dustin Dudek added a double as the red & black’s tournament season came to an end.

Dansville 18 Geneseo 10

The Dansville 11-12 year old all-stars had battled in the previous 3 games of the District # 3 Little League baseball tournament, but had come up short in each. It looked like the same old story on Thursday night (July 7) on Knox Street when Geneseo came to town. The visitors came into town & took a 4-0 lead in the first & led the game 6-2 after two innings of play. Supporting that old theory that “hitting is infectious”, the Dansville bats came to life…& did they ! Coach Mark Little’s club was determined to get a win in this final all-star clash…& they did ! Dansville would score 7 big runs in the 3rd reversing the momentum of the entire game & would go on to an exciting 18-10 victory in a high scoring affair at the valley venue.

Geneseo came out & batted around in the very first inning & tacked on 4 runs to appearently “take command” of things. Nate Lafaye & Mike Suydam each had hits & scored runs in the 2nd to cut into the lead, but Geneseo equalled that in their half of the inning making it a 6-2 game. The “wheels came off” for the visiting team when Dansville sent 10 hitters to the plate in the 3rd & scored 7 times. Quinn Howe, Jace Cassata, Shane Crandall, Nate Lafaye, Mike Suydam, Bryce Applin, & Taylor Wolfanger would all cross the plate in the “belated 4th of July explosion!” Dansville’s 9-6 wasn’t really safe though, but Jace Cassata’s lead off home run in the 4th helped secure the red & black’s momentum down the stretch as the host team would score 3 times in each of the last 3 innings in mounting the eventual 18-10 final. Geneseo’s last gasp effort netted them 4 runs in the 5th, but that would be as close as the blue & white could get as Dansville would close out the tournament with the victory.

Offensively for the victors Quinn Howe went 3-5 & scored 3 runs…Mackenzie Johnson-Boser 2-5 with a run scored…Jace Cassata had a 3-4 night including a home run & scored 3 runs…Shane Crandall was also 3-4 scoring 3 times…Nate Lafaye 2-2 & scored a pair of runs…Mike Suydam 4-4 & scored 3 runs…Bryce Applin had a hit & scored a run….Taylor Wolfanger 2-2 & scored once…Jonah Gray was 1-2….& Devin Douglas went 2-4 & scored a run in the win.

Oakfield 10 Dansville 3

The Dansville 11-12 year old all-stars ventured off to Genesee County on Tuesday (July 5th) for District #3 Little League baseball action. Although the red & black “lit the fuse”, the “fireworks” came off the bats of Oakfield who defeated the locals by a final score of 10-3.

Coach Mark Little’s club got on the board first in the game as they plated a trio of runs in the 2nd inning to take an early lead. Shane Crandall walked & stole 2 bases before Mike Suydam’s double brought him home. A walk to Bryce Applin set up a Taylor Wolfanger run-scoring hit. Wolfanger would also score following a walk to Devin Douglas. But unfortunately for Dansville, that’s all they would get.

Oakfield came back & took the lead for good in the 3rd. A single & a walk set the table as Haydon Groff doubled & then Kameron Cusimano clubbed a homerun to highlight a 4-run inning. The host team would bat around in the 4th & score 6 more runs to seal the 10-3 victory. Garrett Totten recorded the pitching victory firing 3 strong innings, as Kyle Porter came out of the bullpen & hurled shutout baseball for the final 3 frames. For Dansville, Mike Suydam & Quinn Howe spent time on the hill. Offensively for Dansville Mackenzie Johnson-Boser was 1-2….Shane Crandall stole 2 bases & scored a run…Mike Suydam had a double & scored once….Jake Smith added a hit…Taylor Wolfanger was 1-2 with a stolen base & scored a run.

Dansville will seek its first All-Star win on Thursday night (July 7) when they host Geneseo on Knox Street at 6pm.

Dansville 11-12’s Fall To Leroy

Frank Williams —  Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Leroy 10 Dansville 2

The Dansville 11-12 year old Little League all-stars grabbed an early lead in Saturday’s (July 2) afternoon clash at home with Leroy, but the visiting team would score in each of the final 5 innings to overtake their hosts as they would go home with a 10-2 triumph in District # 3 baseball competition.

Coach Mark Little’s team got the home fans excited when Billy Delaney drew a 2-out walk in the first…& would later score on a wild pitch putting Dansville in front 1-0. The lead was short-lived as Leroy evened the count with a single run in the 2nd on a pair of doubles by Gianni Ferrara & Tyler Strollo. Leroy took the lead for good when they batted around in the 3rd scoring 4 runs on 5 hits. Shawn Maribito & Calib McCulley each doubled, while Zac Vanderhauf, Brady Fix, & Gianni Ferrara each stroked singles. Starting pitcher Kenny Saunders helped himself in the 4th with an rbi single scoring Zac Vanderhauf who led off with a double. In the 5th John Panepento doubled, stole 3rd & scored on Adam Diswiele’s double. In the 6th Cole Rauscher, Jimmy Burns & John Panepeto each added a hit, stole a base & scored a run. Dansville managed to scored their a run in the 6th when Quinn Howe & Mackenzie Johnson-Boser each droppped down bunts & beat them out. With 2-outs Shane Crandall doubled to drive in the final run.

For Dansville Mackenzie Johnson-Boser pitched into the 6th while Shane Crandall got the final 2 outs. Offensively for Dansville Quinn Howe was 1-2 with a run scored…Mackenzie Johnson-Boser 1-3…Billy Delaney scored a run & stole a base…Shane Crandall 1-2 with a double, an rbi…& stole one base…Taylor Wolfanger
1-2…Mike Suydam 1-2 with a double….& Nate Lafaye was 1-1.

For Leroy Kenny Saunders pitched the first 3 2/3’s innings to get the win while giving up 1 run on 2 hits while fanning 8 & walking just one. Jimmy Burns hurled the last 2 1/3 innings allowing a run on 4 hits with 4 K’s & did not walk anybody. At the plate…Calib McCulley, Tyler Strollo & Adam Diswiele each had a double….Zac Vanderhauf 2-4 with a double, 2 runs scored & a stolen base…Kenny Saunders was 1-4…Cole Rauscher 1-4 with 2 stolen bases & scored a run…Brady Fix 1-4 with a run scored…Gianni Ferrara 2-2 with a double & 2 runs scored…Jimmy Burns 1-2 with run & a steal…Shawn Maribito doubled & scored a run…John Panepento 2-2 with a pair of doubles & score twice with a stolen base.

Batavia 11 Dansville 1

Its never “good news” to open the District #3 Little League baseball tournament in Batavia. That’s the card that Dansville drew in the 2016 all-star tournament on Thursday ( June 30th) as coach Mark Little’s team tried to hang tight with Batavia, but the blue & white would score in every inning en route to an 11-1 win at Ernie Park Stadium in the opener.

Batavia had taken a 3-0 lead over the first 2 innings of action before Dansville could get on the board. The red & black saw Mike Suydam walk to lead of the 3rd, & would later score on a passed ball for Dansville’s lone run of the game. The Batavia pitching staff was very stingy with baserunners on the night as the locals had only 5 of them in the entire game. Batavia would hit back-to-back homers by Vincent Grazioplane & Vinny DiCisco as the home team tacked on 3 runs in the 3rd, a pair in the 4th & 3 more in the 5th to finish the damage by an 11-1 count.

Dansville sent Mike Suydam to the hill for the first 4 innings while Shane Crandall threw the 5th. Dansville would be limited to just one hit…a 1-out single in the 5th by Mike Suydam, who would also steal 3 bases & score the only run. Dansville hosts Leroy on Sat. July 2nd at 2pm in game # 2 of tournament play.

Batavia saw Vinny DiCisco work the first 2 innings allowing no runs, no hits, with 5 K’s & one walk. Dominic Taylor finished up with 3 innings of 1-hit baseball allowing an unearned run while striking out 7 & walking 3. Offensively Vince Grazioplane was 2-2 with a homer & scored twice in his own behalf….Aiden Anderson was 2-2 with a stolen base & a run scored…Dominic Taylor 3-4 with a double…Bradie Woods 2-4…Connor Scott 2-3….Cory McDonald had a hit & scored twice…Byron Wormley was 1-1 & scored a pair of runs…Vinnie DiCisco was 1-2 with homer & scored a run….Jamison Richardson & Jessie Reinhart added hits for Batavia in the victory as well.

Leroy 15 Dansville 9

On Friday (July 1) the new month started on a sour note for the Dansville 9-10 year old all-stars as Leroy got off to a large lead & the locals’ rally would come up short as the “other” red & black entry went home from Knox Street with a 15-9 victory in District #3 tournament play.

Leroy swung the bat well against Dansville hurlers Reid Martin, Lucas Mensinger & Dylan Greene as they would mount a 10-0 lead midway in the 3rd inning. The Dansville bats would finally “wake up” in the bottom of the 3rd when coach Mel Mensinger’s club would break-up the shutout bid by scoring twice on hits by Robert Balconi, Zander Foster & Ryder Whitman. Leroy would counter each score by Dansville to stay a step ahead of the host team. Dansville would get 2 more in the 4th when Collin Gray ripped a double & Lucas Mensinger added a hit as well. The locals added 3 runs in the 5th as Dustin Dudek had the key hit in that rally, while in the 6th Dansville received hits from Dylan Greene, Ryder Whitman, & Robert Balconi.

For Dansville offensively Zander Foster was 1-3 & scored a run…Ryder Whitman 2-2 with a stolen base & scored a run…Dylan Greene, Nate Gardner, & Lucas Mensinger each had a hit & scored a run…Dustin Dudek 1-2 with a steal & a run….Ben Coffey scored once…Collin Gray 2-3 with a double, a run & stole one base…& Robert Balconi was 2-3 scoring a run. Dansville wraps up the tournament on Sunday (July 3) when the travel to Ernie Park Stadium in Batavia at 2pm.

Leroy sent a trio of hurlers to the hill including starter Connor Hegeman, along with Drew Strollo, Andres Pocock, & Mason McKenzie. The visitors had double digits in the hits category as well with Jackson Fix going 3-4 & scoring 4 runs…Tony Piazza & Ryan Shirley each went 2-3 with a double & scored 3 runs…Jackson Spezzano 2-4 scoring one run & stealing a base…Drew Strollo 1-3 with a double, scored twice & stole one base…Tom Condidorio added a triple & scored a run…Connor Hegeman, & Mason McKenzie each scored once…Xaixer Walker had a hit & scored a run…& Aidrian Stephens had a steal as well.

Oakfield 10 Dansville 5

The Dansville 9-10 year old All-Star trekked to Oakfield on Wednesday (June 29) night for baseball action, District # 3 style. The game saw the red & black come from behind & grab the lead. Coach Mel Mensinger’s club would take the advantage into the bottom of the 4th where the Oakfield All-Stars would tie the game. The host team’s bats came alive in the final 2 innings as Oakfield plated 3 runs in the 5th & 2 more in the 6th to nail down at 10-5 win at home as Dansvill was shut out in their final 3 at bats in the contest.
Dansville scored single runs in the 1st & 2nd innings. Lucas Mensinger led off with a walk, stole 2nd & then later came home on a passed ball. Dylan Greene stroked a 1-out single in the second inning & would eventually score on a wild pitch. Oakfield reversed the momentum in their half of the 2nd when they scored 3 times to take the lead as Greene’s run would make it 3-2. Oakfield added an insurance run in the 3rd extending the lead to 4-2.

The red & black grabbed the lead with a trio of runs in the bottom of the 3rd when Mason Mann worked out a walk & then Dustin Dudek singled. A passed ball brought D-ville closer. A wild pitch would tie the game as Reid Martin reached on a base on balls, & promptly stole second. Dylan Greene singled putting runners at the corners. Dansville then pulled off the double-steal as Reid Martin raced home putting Dansville in front 5-4.
Oakfield would knot it with a single run in the 4th & then the blue & white strung some hits together in each of the next 2 innings to take control of the game extending the lead to 8-5 in the 5th, & then tacked on 2 more runs in the 6th for a 10-5 final. Dansville had some chances late in the game as they would strand 2 baserunners in the 4th, & another in the 5th but coudn’t come up with the key hit to get a rally going.

Dansville sent a trio of hurlers to the hill as Ben Coffey worked into the 4th, while Collin Gray & Reid Martin each worked an inning. On the offensive side Dylan Greene went 2-3 with a stolen base & scored a run…Dustin Dudek was 1-2 with a double & scored once…Reid Martin scored a run & stole 2 bases…Lucas Mensinger scored a run & stole a base…& Mason Mann also scored a run.

Oakfield saw Shaun Alexander work 2 innings, while Cole Kornoco pitched one, while Bodie Hyde recorded he win by firing 3 scoreless innings in relief & struck out & along the way. At the plate the hosts had 16 hits as Shawn Alexander was 3-4…Brendon Wescott 2-3 with stolen base & scored a run…Bodie Hyde 2-4 with a double & scored twice…Brayden Smith 2-4 with a double & scored a run…Gavin Armbrewster 1-2 with a run scored…Astin Pangrazio 2-2 with a triple & scored twice…Brody Williams 2-4 & score 2 runs…Hunter Tobolski 1-1…& Jack Sanfrini 1-2 scoring 2 times in the victory.

Geneseo 9-10’s Down Dansville

Frank Williams —  Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Geneseo 14 Dansville 3

The Geneseo Little League All-Stars scored “lots late” & sealed a convincing 14-3 victory over Dansville in District # 3 baseball action on Monday (June 27) night on Knox Street. The blue & white scored 3 times in the top of the first to take an early lead. Dansville responded as Mason Mann walked & would later score on a passed ball making it 3-1. Geneseo tacked on 2 in the 2nd & then pitching & defense took over until the visitors exploded for 5 runs in the 4th & 4 more in the 5th to “seal the deal” in a lopsided 14-3 final.

For Dansville Mason Mann & Robert Balconi each had a hit & scored a run…Zander Foster had the other hit & added a stolen base while Dustin Dudek also scored once for the red & black. Dansville visits Oakfield in 9-10 year old action on Wednesday night at 6pm. The Dansville 11-12 year old all-stars open play in Batavia on Thursday (June 30) night at 6pm.

Union Hose Team

Picture of Dansville 11-12 yr old all-stars 2016

DVILLE Allstarts

first row left to right
Quinn Howe, Nate Lafaye, Devin Douglas,Taylor Wolfanger,Billy Delaney, Bryce Applin
second row left to right
Manager Mark Little, Mackenzie Johnson-Boser,Jonah Gray,Shane Crandall,Jace Cassata,Mike Suydam, Coach Brian Applin, not in picture Jake Smith
June 30th @ Batavia
July 2nd home vs Leroy
July 5th @ Oakfield
July 7th home vs Geneseo