In District 3 Little League All-Star Tournament play, Danville had a pair of teams in the final round in both the junior (13-14) and senior (15-16) divisions.

In District 3 Little League All-Star Tournament play, Danville had a pair of teams in the final round in both the junior (13-14) and senior (15-16) divisions.

The juniors entered the action from the losers bracket in the double-elimination affair. Coach Chad Edmond's team opened the competition by shellacking Leroy 24-0 on Sunday, July 8.

They then dropped a heart-breaker in Geneseo on Monday, July 9, 15-14 putting Dansville in the consolation bracket. Dansville managed to double up Wayland up on the hill on Wednesday, July 11, boosting them into the final round having to beat Geneseo twice.

Unfortunately, Geneseo took the first game at Babcock Park on Saturday, July 14, by a tight 11-10 final. In that game for Dansville, Forrest Edmond had two hits, two RBIs and a run. Shane Gilman had one hit, one RBI and two runs, Alex west had two hits and two RBIs. Anthony Sackett scored a run. Zach Wadams had two runs. Dan Jessmer made two hits and two runs. Jordon Douglas had one hit, one RBI and one run. Zach Thompson had one hit, one RBI and one run. Derek Wampole threw five innings of relief with three strikeouts and Anthony Kanaval finished the game with three strikeouts as Bailey Race played tough defense.

“Both games were tight throughout with lots of great defensive plays. Both sides also displayed incredible sportsmanship too,” Coach Edmond commented.

The Dansville seniors also bowed out from the winners brackett over the weekend. After opening the tournament with a pair of wins over Leroy 11-10 in a thriller at Babcock Park on Sunday, July 8, and then Tuesday, July 10, 8-2 over Geneseo.

Dansville battled Batavia on both Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15. The opener at Williams Park in Batavia saw the Genesee County team claim a 7-5 win. Then on Sunday Batavia claimed the title in extra innings 11-9 in a back-and-forth affair over coach Jimmy McLaughlin's team.

In the game at Babcock Park for the championship Batavia grabbed a 5-0 lead in the first, but Dansville rallied to score three times in the second and then took the lead 7-5 with a four-spot in the third. Batavia tied it in the top of the fourth with a pair of runs, but the locals tacked on a run in the home-half of the fourth to take an 8-7 lead. Batavia pushed a run across in the top of the seventh to tie it at 8-8. The visitors plated three huge runs in the top of the eighth, but the Dansville team could only muster a single run in the heartbreaking 11-9 setback.

“All I can say is they gave their best and played their hearts out,” Coach McLaughlin noted. “As a coach that's all you can ask.”