Mason at Dansville – – Baseball – – The Bleacher Denizen – – April 11, 2023 – – by Chuck Krafft
In this hopped up piano video of Red River Valley from my You Tube Channel, I inform the readers that you never know where the Red River Valley may lead you.
Unfortunately, one place where the Red River Valley does not lead is Dansville High School where the Aggies will host the Bulldogs from Mason in a non-league early-season game. However, fortunately, M-36 gets you really close to Dansville High, so your Bleacher Denizen will watch these games and write them down from his special perspective.
Your Bleacher Denizen made a couple attempts at baseball. Umpires were delighted by the cooling breezes generated by his flailing attempts to hit the baseball. Alas, his teammates and coaches were not delighted by this and your Bleacher Denizen’s attempt at a baseball career was ended early.
Mason will bat first. Here is the Bulldog starting lineup:
Tyler Bercaw cf
Tyler Hall rf
Colton McCaleb 1b
Isaac Johnson dh
Hunter Brackenwagen ss
Wyatt Ball lf
Dustin Budzynski 3b
Maddox Armour p
Ryan Myers 2b
Andrew Stahle will do the catching for Mason, but will not bat.
Here is the Dansville starting lineup:
Shane Braughton c
Zachary Sykes cf
Cody Ream ss
Wyatt Mosley p
Dylan Ream 2b
Cam Graf 1b
Nathan Sherwood 3b
Quentin Mayes rf
Austin Hovey lf
Tyler Bercaw singled to center field to open the game for the Bulldogs. Wyatt Mosley picked the runner off first base. Wyatt Mosley struck out the next hitter and got the third out on a fly to center field.
In the bottom of the first inning, Mason Pitcher Maddox Armour retired the first two hitters on a bouncer to the mound and a grounder to shortstop. Cody Ream beat out an infield single. Wyatt Mosley doubled to right field to send Cody Ream to third base. Cody Ream scored and Wyatt Mosley took third base on a passed ball. Dylan Ream drew a walk. Cam Graf lined a single to center field to drive Wyatt Mosley home and send Dylan Ream to second base. Maddox Armour struck out the next hitter to retire the side.
Dansville scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead.
Wyatt Mosley retired the first two Bulldog hitters in the top of the second inning on a strikeout and a grounder to the shortstop. Wyatt Ball walked. Wyatt Mosley struck out the next hitter to end the inning.
Maddox Armour retired the three Dansville second inning hitters on a grounder to second base and two strikeouts.
Wyatt Mosley retired the three Mason third inning hitters on a soft fly to the shortstop and two strikeouts.
Zachary Sykes tripled to the right field fence to open the bottom of the third inning for the Aggies. Maddox Armour struck out the next Dansville batter. Wyatt Mosley drew a walk. Dylan Ream was hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out. Cam Graf singled to right field to drive in Zachary Sykes and Wyatt Mosley. Dylan Ream took third base and Cam Graf went to second on the throw home. Ethan Harmon came in to run at third base for Dansville. Maddox Armour struck out the next batter.
Ethan Harmon scored and Cam Graf took third base on a wild pitch. Quentin Mayes walked. Maddox Armour got the third out of the third inning on a foul popup to first base.
Dansville scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 5-0 lead.
Tyler Hall and Colton McCaleb both walked to lead off the top of the fourth inning. Isaac Johnson was safe on an error. Tyler Hall scored and Colton McCaleb was safe at second base when Isaac Johnson was safe at first base on an error.
Dylan Ream came in to pitch for Dansville. Wyatt Mosley moved to first base, Quentin Mayes went to second base and Cam Graf took over in right field.
The next Mason hitter grounded to second baseman Quentin Mayes at second base. He flipped the ball to shortstop Cody Ream, who whipped the ball to first baseman Wyatt Mosley to complete a double play. When Mason’s runner tried to score from third Wyatt Mosley whipped the ball to catcher Shane Braughton, who tagged the runner to complete the triple play while holding Mason scoreless for the inning.
Maddox Armour retired the three Dansville hitters in the bottom of the fourth inning on two bouncers to the mound and a fly to center field.
Wyatt Ball walked to lead off the top of the fifth inning for Mason and took second base when Dustin Budzynski was hit by a pitch. After Dylan Ream retired the next batter on a popup to second base, Wyatt Ball took third base and Dustin Budzynski went to second on an infield single by Ryan Myers. Wyatt Ball and Dustin Budzynski scored base and Ryan Myers to second on a throwing error. Dylan Ream struck out the next two Bulldog hitters to end the inning.
Mason scored two runs in the top of the fifth inning to trim the Dansville lead to 5-2.
Wyatt Ball came in to pitch for Mason and Maddox Armour went to left field.
Wyatt Ball retired the first two Aggie hitters in the bottom of the fifth inning on a fly to center field and a foul popup to first base. Cam Graf singled to left field and took second base on a walk to Nathan Sherwood. Cam Graf advanced to third base and Nathan Sherwood to second base on a wild pitch. Wyatt Ball got the third out on a fly to center field to hold Dansville scoreless for the inning.
Colton McCaleb walked to lead off the top of the sixth inning for Mason and went to second base when Isaac Johnson walked. Dylan Ream struck out the next three batters to hold Mason scoreless for the inning.
Austin Hovey lined a single to left field to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning for Dansville. Shane Braughton beat out a bunt single and Austin Hovey went to second base. Austin Hovey took third base and Shane Braughton second base as Zachary Sykes beat out an infield single to load the bases with no one out.
Cody Ream lined a single to center field to drive in Austin Hovey and Shane Braughton. Zachary Sykes moved up to second base. Wyatt Ball struck out the next Aggie hitter. Dylan Ream was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Dansville. The next Dansville batter was out on a popup to the shortstop. Dansville made its final out of the inning on a fielder’s choice grounder to third base.
Dansville scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to boost its lead to 7-2.
Dylan Ream retired the first two Bulldog hitters in the top of the seventh inning on a grounder to shortstop and a strikeout. Ty Bercaw doubled to left-center field. Dylan Ream struck out the next batter to end the game.
Dansville won the first game of this doubleheader by a 7-2 score.
Tyler Bercaw had a double and a single for Mason. Ryan Myers also had a single for the Bulldogs.
Cam Graf had three singles and three RBI for Dansville. Cody Ream had a double, two singles and two RBI. Wyatt Mosley had a double. Shane Braughton and Austin Hovey each had a single.
Wyatt Mosley pitched three innings for Dansville and was not charged with any runs. Dylan Ream pitched the final four innings and only gave up two runs.
Here is the play by play of the second game of the doubleheader! https://thebleacherdenizen.com/2023/04/12/mason-at-dansville-baseball-2nd-game-the-bleacher-denizen-april-11-2023-by-chuck-krafft/