Dynamites go 6-1 during busy diamond week

Contributed Story Posted 21 June 2017 at 10:03 am

The Dynamite 12U baseball team picked up 6 wins against league opponents while dropping one over the past week to improve their overall record to 25-5. The wins were against some new teams in the Boys of Summer league.

The Dynamite picked up the first win when the visited the Niagara Expo’s at Anjo fields in Lockport last Tuesday and got bats going early and often blanking the Expos 14-0 in 5 innings. The Dynamites then hosted the Great Lake Gators on Wednesday and captured a 12-2 win in 5 innings.

Friday the Dynamites traveled to Cheektowaga to visit the rival Titans. In a back and forth battle early in the game,  the Dynamite railed for 7 runs between the third and fifth innings taking a 9 to 7 lead going into the top of the seventh. Dynamites added 2 more runs in the top of the inning to take a commanding 4 run lead. But the Titans bats weren’t done capitalizing on some costly errors and key hits to have a 4 run inning, and to tie it up.  It took two more innings but the Titans were able to capitalize in the bottom of the ninthth with another error scoring the winning run.

The Dynamites rebound from that disappointing lose with a 16-7 win against visiting 716 Travelers in Hartland on Saturday. The Dynamites then hosted a double header against the Canadian team Fieldhouse Pirates on Fathers Day. Dads were pleased to see the bats going again as the Dynamites put up 37 runs on 39 hits against just 6 runs and 11 hits.

The Lancaster Black Knights visited the Dynamites last night and took it  on the chin 13-6 as the Dynamite bats got going early with a 5 run opening inning. Lancaster answered with 5 runs of their own in the top of the fourth to take a one run lead going in the bottom of the fourth. The Dynamites answered in the bottom of the inning with 6 runs of their own. Adding 2 more in the fifth. Good pitching and defense closed out the Black Knights.

The Dynamites travel to Orchard Park tonight for a game under the lights to take on the Thunder. This is an important game as with a win, the Dynamite will complete a perfect 7-0 record in the Clarence Sunday league before playoffs start on Sunday. This game will also count in the Boys of Summer league as the Thunder are one game back in that league standings.

The Dynamite compete in both the Boys of Summer League and the Sunday Clarence league. There are 28 different teams in both leagues coming from Canada, Rochester, Niagara, Erie and Genesee counties. Current standings put the Dynamite atop the Clarence Sunday American league division with a 6-0 record and third in the Boys of Summer League with a 7-3 record.