I recall many, many years ago (before electronic games & cell phones) when the District # 3 Little League baseball tournament had 11 teams in it. The brackets had to be broken into a pair of divisions…one had 5 teams & the other had 6. In the end the top spot winners would play-off to determine who would be the District # 3 tournament champions.
Much of that same procedure is in place, with the exception of the fact that there are now only 5 teams left & there is one lone bracket. What’s that old saying…”that was then, this is now?” How true it is ! Here in 2016 the District # 3 Tournament is set to get underway as 9 & 10 year old teams and 11 & 12’s will be taking to the diamond with the “best of the best” selected in each league.
This year’s 9-10 year old schedule for Dansville shapes up this way….
Mon. June 27- Geneseo at Dansville 6pm
Wed. June 29-Dansville at Oakfield 6pm
Fri. July 1- Leroy at Dansville 6pm
Sun. July 3- Dansville at Batavia 2pm.
*Mon. July 11- Championship T.B. A. *
The Dansville 9-10’s are managed by Mel Mensinger with assistant coaches Tim Mann & Mark Whitman.
The roster includes Robert Balconi, Zaiden Blackmon, Ben Coffey, Dustin Dudek, Zander Foster, Nathaniel Gardner, Collin Gray, Dylan Greene, Mason Mann, Reid Martin, Lucas Mensinger, Ty Schirmer, & Ryder Whitman.
This year’s 2106 11 & 12’s are managed by Mark Little, with assistant coach Brian Applin… the team consists of the following players….Bryce Applin, Mackenzie Johnson-Boser, Shane Crandall, Devin Douglas, Jonah Gray, Quinn Howe, Nathan LaFaye, Jacob Smith, Michael Suydam, Taylor Wolfanger, Billy Delany, & Jace Cassata. round out Dansville’s entry this year’s entry.
The 11-12’s slate reads this way…
Thur. June 30- Dnasville at Batavia 6pm
Sat. July 2- Leroy at Dansville 2pm
Tue. July 5- Dansville at Oakfield 6pm
Thur. July 7- Geneseo at Dansville 6pm
Tues. July 12- *Championship Game* T.B.A.