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.