Waverly at Dansville – – Second Game – – Baseball Doubleheader – – The Bleacher Denizen – – April 13, 2023 – – by Chuck Krafft
While we wait for the second baseball game between the Dansville Aggies and Waverly Warriors, we can listen to trumpeter John Rickert as he takes the lead on this cover of “The Lonely Bull” by Tijuana Brass from my You Tube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmJmDiyf3ps
Here is the play by play of the first game of this double header. https://thebleacherdenizen.com/2023/04/13/waverly-at-dansville-first-game-baseball-doubleheader-the-bleacher-denizen-april-13-2023-by-chuck-krafft/
Let’s take a look at the events of this game through the observant eyes of a Bleacher Denizen who was never a factor when he tried to play baseball. When the powers that be refused an accomodation that would have allowed him to hit off the tee at age seventeen, the Bleacher Denizen was finished as a player.
Here are the starting lineups:
Moises Lerma c
Jackson Gomez 2b
Iggy Arroyo p
Timmy Mowry 3b
A.J. Robinson cf
R.J. Garcia 1b
Jackson DeLong lf
Gunner Pappas rf
Andrew Lane ss
Zachary Sykes cf
Cody Ream ss
Wyatt Mosley 1b
Cam Graf dh
Dylan Ream 2b
Shane Broughton c
Nathan Sherwood 3b
Ethan Harmon lf
Quentin Mayes p
Caleb Stolz will play right field, but will not bat.
Dansville Shortstop Cody Ream ranged behind third base to catch a fly to record Waverly’s first out in the top of the first inning. Dansville Pitcher Quentin Mayes retired the next two hitters on a grounder to shortstop and a strikeout to end the inning.
Zachary Sykes doubled down the left field line to lead off the bottom of the first inning for Dansville. Zachary Sykes went to third on a passed ball. Cody Ream walked. Cody Ream stole second base. Iggy Arroyo struck out the next Aggie batter. Cam Graf walked to load the bases with one out. Iggy Arroyo struck out the next batter. Shane Broughton singled to right field to drive in Zachary Sykes and Cody Ream. Waverly Right Fielder Gunner Pappas fired the ball to third base to retire the runner for the third out.
Dansville scored two runs in the top of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead.
Timmy Mowry was hit by a pitch to lead off the second inning for the Warriors. Timmy Mowry advanced to second base when A.J. Robinson walked. Quentin Mayes retired the next batter on a soft fly to first base. Jackson DeLong was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Quentin Mayes struck out the next Warrior batter. Aggie Catcher Shane Broughton reacted quickly to prevent Waverly from scoring on a passed ball. Zachary Sykes made a fine running catch in center field of a line drive by Andrew Lane to record the third out while holding Waverly scoreless for the inning.
R.j. Garcia came in to pitch for Waverly. Iggy Arroyo moved to shortstop. Andrew Lane went to third base and Timmy Mowry took over at first base.
Nathan Sherwood led off the bottom of the second for the Aggies with a single to left. Warrior Left Fielder Jackson DeLong almost made a great diving catch on the play. Ethan Harmon was safe on a fielder’s choice grounder to the shortstop; the runner was out at second base. Ethan Harmon escaped a pickoff and stole second base. Quentin Mayes walked and Zachary Sykes walked to load the bases.
Ethan Harmon scored, Quentin Mayes went to third base and Zachary Sykes took second base on a wild pitch. R.J. Garcia struck out the next hitter for the second out. Wyatt Mosley walked to load the bases. Cam Graf singled to center field to drive in Quentin Mayes and Zachary Sykes. Wyatt Mosley advanced to third base on the play and Cam Graf went to second on the throw to the infield. Wyatt Mosley scored and Cam Graf advanced to third base on a wild pitch. Dylan Ream walked.
Andrew Lane came in to pitch for Waverly. Mark Morrison went in to play first base and Timmy Mowry went to third base.
Dylan Ream stole second base. Andrew Lane retired the next Aggie batter on a grounder to shortstop to end the inning.
Dansville scored four runs in the bottom of the second inning to boost their lead to 6-0.
Quentin Mayes retired Pinch Hitter Jared Londo on a drive to center field to record Waverly’s first out of the third inning. Waverly made its final two outs on a grounder to third base and a squib to the catcher.
Andrew Lane retired the three Dansville hitters in the bottom of the third inning on a strikeout, a long drive to center field by Ethan Harmon and a foul popup to first base.
Timmy Mowry singled to left field to lead off the top of the fourth inning for the Warriors. Quentin Mayes got Waverly’s first out on a popup to second base. Mark Morrison walked and Timmy Mowry went to second base. Timmy Mowry went to third and Mark Morrison to second on a double steal. Timmy Mowry scored on a sacrifice fly to center field by Jackson DeLong. Pinch Hitter Kaleb Farr walked.
Cody Ream came in to pitch for Dansville. Dylan Ream moved to shortstop and Quentin Mayes took over at second base.
Andrew Lane walked to load the bases for Waverly. Cody Ream retired the next two batters on a popup and a strikeout to hold Waverly to one run for the inning.
Waverly scored one run in the top of the fourth inning to trim the Dansville lead to 4-1.
Jackson DeLong made a nice running catch in left field to record the first Aggie out of the bottom of the fourth inning. Cody Ream singled to right field and stole second base. Cody Ream took third base on a wild pitch. After Jackson DeLong struck out the next batter, Cody Ream scored on a bloop single to left field by Cam Graf.
Kaleb Farr came in to pitch for Waverly. Caleb Stolz went in for Dansville to pinch run at first base.
Dylan Ream walked and Caleb Stolz moved up to second base.
Shane Broughton beat out an infield single to send Caleb Stolz to third base and Dylan Ream to second base. Kaleb Farr struck out the next Aggie batter to end the inning.
Dansville scored one run in the fourth inning to take a 7-1 lead.
The game was called on account of darkness after four innings.
Timmy Mowry had a single for Waverly.
Cam Graf had two singles and three RBI for Dansville. Shane Broughton had two singles and two RBI. Zachary Sykes had a double. Cody Ream and Nathan Sherwood each had a single.