LMC 9 Moose 5
After falling behind early in their Dansville Little League baseball match-up on Saturday (May 7) afternoon on Knox Street, LMC built a little momentum of their own. Coach Ron Cartwright’s crew constructed a comeback that saw them patiently ease their way back into striking distance, & then took the lead for good with a 4-run 5th. LMC would tack on a couple of insurance runs in the 6th to defeat Moose by a 9-5 final.
LMC took the early lead in the game in the top of the first when Nate Gardner drew a walk, stole a couple bases & later scored the first run of the contest. Coach Mel Mensinger’s club battled right back & plated 5 big runs in the first to take the lead. A couple of walks, & hits by Ryder Whitman and Dylan Greene triggered the 5 runs as Moose chased the LMC starter, but then Mason Mann came out of the bullpen for the visitors & slammed the door. Mann would work 5 strong innings holding Moose at bay, & allowed his teammates a chance to get back into the game, & in this case, they would take the lead for good & come out victorious.
LMC scratched away single runs in the the 3rd & 4th frames. In the third Zaiden Blackmon singled, stole a couple of bases, & came home making it a 5-2 game. Then in the 4th Caden Cartwright walked & later crossed the plate inching LMC even closer. The momentum would shift drastically in the top of the 5th when the construction crew built a 4-run rally to grab a lead they would never relinquish. Walks would play a big part in the inning as only Mason Mann would get a hit that would drive in couple. An error left the door open for a couple more runs to score giving LMC the lad 7-5. Coach Cartwright’s team would score a couple more runs in the top of the 6th to seal the deal in a final score of 9-5.
LMC would see Mason Mann notch the victory in the game throwing 5 strong innings in relief of Aiden York, giving up 1 run on 4 hits while striking out 9 & walking 3. Ben Coffey threw a scoreless 7th to close things out. Offensively Talon Perry 1-3 with 2 stolen bases & scored a run…Nate Gardner 1-2 , 4 steals, & a run scored….Elijah Bender 1-3 with stolen base…Caden Cartwright stole 4 bases & scored a run….Max Holland scored once & stole a pair of bases…Peter Frisiras 2-3 with a pair of stolen bases & scored one… Aiden York 1-2 with a double, a run scored & 2 stolen bases….Tom Adams had 3 stolen bases & scored a run…Zaiden Blackmon 2-3 with pair of stolen bases & scored a run…Mason Mann 1/2 with a run scored & 2 steals….& Ben Coffey 1-2 with 4 stolen bases & scored once.
For Moose…Lucas Mensinger started on the hill for Moose..he went 3 2/3’s innings giving up just 1 hit, struck out 8, walked 3 & allowed 2 runs, 1 earned. Austin Chilson appeared in middle releif for 1/3 of an inning allowing 1 hit, he struck out one….Dustin Dudek finished up the last 2 innings allowing 3 runs & struck out 2. At the dish for Moose…Lucas Mensinger 1-2 with a run scored & 2 stolen bases….Dylan Greene 2-3 with a double, 3 stolen bases & scored a run….Ryder Whitman 1-3 with a run scored & stole one base…Robert Balconi swiped 4 bases & scored a run…Cameron Delaney 1-2 with 2 stolen bases….Mathhew Fronk scored a run & stole 2 bases…Carson Mays had a pair of stolen bases….& Dakota Donohue went 1-2 with a pair of steals.