Dansville seniors Garrett Hoag, Brandon Dugo, and Ethan Perry were honored before Thursday’s season finale at Babcock Park.

 

Dansville seniors Garrett Hoag, Brandon Dugo, and Ethan Perry were honored before Thursday’s season finale at Babcock Park.
The festivities didn’t deter rival Wayland-Cohocton from coming to town to do what they set out to do – sweep the Mustangs. A 6-run third inning and the three they added in the fourth put the game out of reach with the Golden Eagles taking a 11-5 triumph over the red and black in their own back yard.
“A rival game against Dansville is never an easy win.” said Head Coach Steve Wager. “We played well, hit the ball well, and held them off at the end. That's always a big win at their place.”
“The kids get up for Wayland-Cohocton and especially on Senior night,”  Mustangs Manager Tom Hober said. “They just were very aggressive at the plate and hit the ball all over the place. The thing I’m happy about with our kids is that we didn’t roll over and die. We kept battling right down to the last out with them. That’s a good sign for a young team.”
The Eagles grabbed the lead in the second when Jordan Wheaton singled, stole second, went to third on Quint Baird’s right-side grounder, and then scored on Tyler Thielges’ smash to the hole at short where Ethan Perry made a nice play to get the runner at first. In the third, the bottom dropped out on Dansville after WC scored six when Neal Vecellio opened with a single, Pete Wallace walked, and a sacrifice bunt by Tim Weidman turned into a hit when nobody covered first, loading the bases. Zach Nobles helped his own cause with a 2-run single and after Dansville intentionally walked Jordan Wheaton to reload the bases to set up a force at all bases, Quint Baird’s unorthodox fielders choice that went from center to third base pushed home a run. Tyler Thielges singled in another one, Ryan Gibbs walked to load ‘em up again, and Neal Vecellio got a 2-run single that capped the rally making it 7-0.
Dansville scraped away a single run in their half of the third when Ethan Perry doubled off the rightfield fence and scored on Sammy Diaz’s single. 
The Eagles tacked on three more in the fateful fourth by way of Dane St. George’s single, Nobles’ walk, Jordan Wheaton’s base clearing double, and Tyler Thielges’ single that brought Wheaton home.
Dansville scored one in the fifth from a Diaz walk and Garrett Hoag’s double, with their best offensive effort coming too late in the seventh from Andy Kershner, Hoag, and Pat McMullin.
Nobles picked up the win in six, allowing two earned runs on five hits, he fanned six and walked one and Freddie Kuhn pitched 2/3s allowing three runs on three hits while striking out two and walking two. At the plate; Tim Weidman was 1-1, one run, St. George 1-4, two runs, one steal, Nobles 1-3, two runs, two RBIs, Wheaton 2-3, two RBIs, three runs, a steal, Baird 1-4, two RBIs, one run, Thielges 2-4, one run, two RBIs, Ryan Gibbs 1-3, Neal Vecellio 2-3, two RBIs, and Pete Wallace also scored a run.
For Dansville (6-11, 1-7), McMullin suffered the pitching defeat giving up seven runs on six hits through 2 2/3s innings, fanning three and walking three; Ethan Perry worked 3 1/3 innings yielding four runs on five hits, striking out one and walking three. and Brandon Dugo pitched the scoreless seventh, striking out one and walking one. Offensive stats; Dugo 1-4 with a run scored, Diaz 1-2, one run, one RBI, Kershner one run, Hoag 2-4, two RBIs, one run, Chase Furia 1-3, Pat McMullin 1-1, one RBI, Steve MacDonald 1-3, and Perry was 1-3 with one run.