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.