Big Innings Key 3 Wins for Shay's, now 5-O

Coach Rob Stone's Shay's team has moved to 5-0 in Dansville Little League action following a trio of victories that were all triggered by big innings. The Truckers downed Dansville Lions in a pair of games by scores of 16-4, and a close 11-9 encounter. Then they turned around and tangled with Gunlocke's from Wayland and came away with a 17-2 triumph. Coach Stone's team has swung some pretty torrid bats to start the season so far as Shay's and Union Hose are among the unbeatens so far in the early part of the season.

In the first Lions game coach Kelly Rounsville's cats had a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the third inning when Shay's erupted for eight runs to turn things around and wound up on the plus side 14. Tanner Dettman threw five innings allowing eight hits and four runs in getting the win while striking out eight. Brendan Caito threw an inning of scoreless relief with one strikeout. Offensively, Mark Lawrence had a hit and scored two runs. Tanner Dettman had a double and scored a pair of runs. Brody Stone was two for two with a double and scored two runs. Hayden Meyer had a homer and a single while scoring twice. Brendan Caito scored three runs. John Wilkinson, Gus Swyers and Ryan Frazer each scored a run. Billy Barrett was two of three with a double and scored twice in the victory.

The second time the two teams met it was a much closer contest with the game going back and forth as Shay's five runs in the second inning proved to give the Truckers the boost they needed to hold on for a tight 11-9 triumph in the sequel. In game two, Mark Lawrence pitched three innings striking out 10, walked five and allowed five runs. Brody Stone tossed an inning in relief yielding a run while striking out a pair without a walk. Hayden Meyer worked the last two innings giving up two runs while fanning six. At the plate Mark Lawerence had a bunt single and later would score. Tanner Dettman was had a grand slam homer in the second inning while scoring twice and drove in four runs. Brody Stone was two for two and scored a pair of runs. Hayden Meyer was two for three with two runs scored. Ryan Magee hit three times with a double and scored a couple runs. Billy Barrett was scored a run and Gus Swyers also scored a run.

Shay's made it a three-game sweep that kept their five game winning streak alive as they tore their game open against Gunlockes' from Wayland with a seven-run fourth inning leading to a lopsided 17-2 victory. Tanner Dettman notched the win hurling four innnings of one-hit baseball while striking out three and walking two. Brendan Caito came on to pitch an inning in relief giving up a couple runs and struck out one. Offensively for Shay's, Chase Perkins scored three runs. Tanner Dettman had a big day going three of three with a homer and scored three runs. Brody Stone was had two hits with a double and scored a run. Ryan Magee had two hits with a double and scored a pair of runs. Brendan Caito had two hits and scored twice. Mark Lawrence scored a couple of runs. John Wilkinson scored a run. Jordan Camacho was two for two with a double and scored a run. Ryan Frazer had a huge day going four for four and scored two runs.

Shay's Whips Wayland Lions

Shay's 17; Wayland Lions 3;

Coach Rob Stone's Shay's team took a trip up the hill to Victory Park on May 22 where they scored in every inning except the third in bringing home another big win. This time 17-3 over the Wayland Lions. Hayden Meyer notched the win after working four innings allowing just two runs while striking out 12 and walking six. John Wilkinson came on and hurled the final two frames giving up a run on three hits while striking out two. Shay's scored three times in the first and then opened things up with a five-spot in the second. Brody Stone's homer highlighted a three-run fifth and the Truckers scored five more in their final at bat in securing the victory.

On the offensive side for Shay's, Hayden Meyer went five for five scoring four runs while clubbing a pair of triples, and a double. Brody Stone had four hits with a homer and scored four times as well. Chase Perkins scored 4 runs. Ryan Magee had two hits with a run scored. Brendan Caito had one hit with a double. Mark Lawrence had two hits and scored a run...John Wilkinson scored a run. Jordan Camacho had a pair of sacrifices. Ryan Frazer was two of two with a run scored and Gus Swyers scored once.

Union Hose Holds Off Bank

Union Hose 8, Bank (Wayland) 7:

On May 22 on Knox Street at the Dansville Little League park Union Hose lost the lead in their game against Bank from Wayland, but then got it back. The Hosers would hold on as the Bankers came up short on the dividends in the top of the sixth and coach Jim Sullivan's club would escape with a hard-fought 8-7 victory in youth baseball action. Union Hose led 4-1 in the second, but Bank scored a single run in the third and then exploded for four more in the fourth to make it 6-4. The firemen got cooking in the bottom half though, as they would plate four big runs to regain the lead. Bank scored once in their final at bat, but could not overcome UH in the 8-7 final.

Jake Avery, Mike Suydam & Bryce Quibell all saw time on the hill for Union Hose. Offensively, Bryce Quibell nearly hit for the cycle as he had a single, double and triple while scoring a pair of runs. Trevor Shotwell had two hits with a pair of doubles and drove in three runs. Mike Suydam had two hits with a pair of RBIs and stole a base. Johnny Kaszuba had one hit with two RBIs and scored a run. Calib Wolfe had two stolen bases and an RBI. Jake Avery had a steal and scored a run, and Cam Cartwright scored once and knocked in a run.

For Bank, Cole Mehlenbacher and Justin Horton both spent time on the mound. While at the dish, Brogan Cotter had two hits. Brendan Cronnotti scored a run. Blake Zastrawrny drove in two runs and stole a base. Cole Mehlenbacher had a stolen base and scored twice. Justin Horton was had three hits with a pair of stolen bases, scored a run, and drove one in. Jack Mulford had an RBI. Caleb Hangi had a stolen base and an RBI. Nickolai Zastrawrny had two hits and scored a run. Austin Mark had an RBI and scored once and D'Andre Green had one hit with a run scored.