High school baseball

Hot to trot: Dinsmore dominant as Lions upend Mustangs in opener

Belfast pitcher takes no-hitter into seventh inning, ends with one-hitter
By Ken Waltz and Mark Haskell | Apr 20, 2017
Photo by: Ken Waltz Belfast Grey Dinsmore tosses the ball to first base in a pickoff attempt on April 19 in a high school baseball game against host Mount View in Thorndike. The visiting Lions bested the Mustangs 5-1 to start the season.

Thorndike — Like most places around the state, it was extra cold on the Mount View High School campus Wednesday afternoon, April 19, but at least one young student-athlete was hot, that being Belfast's Grey Dinsmore. And, as it turns out, the right-handed pitcher was white hot with his impressive work from the mound.

Belfast traveled the 17 miles up Rt. 137 to face neighboring Waldo County rival Mount View and, despite the blustery, cold conditions, Dinsmore asserted his dominance from the bump against the Mustang batters throughout the seven-inning, season-opening diamond affair.

The Mustangs finally got to Dinsmore late in the contest, but it was too little, too late as the Lions roared to a 5-1 win in the opener for the squads.

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The Lions plated a pair of runs in the first inning and tacked on three more insurance tallies in the seventh, while the Mustangs plated their lone run in the bottom of the final frame.

Colby Furrow posted the lone hit for Mount View — a seventh-inning single that broke up a no-hit bid by Dinsmore.

Dinsmore went the distance on the hill for the Lions as he yielded two walks and struck out five in the complete-game effort.

Joey Danna worked the first five innings on the mound for Mount View, while Riley Boulay, Kevin Richards and Liam Cail made an appearance in relief.

Danna allowed six hits and three walks, with four strikeouts. Boulay allowed one walk in one inning of work, Richards three hits in 2/3 of an inning and Cail 1/3 of an inning.

Leading Belfast at the plate were Skylar Perkins (run), Garrett Hamlin (3 hits, run, RBI), Zach Dyer (2 hits, run, RBI), Dinsmore (2 hits), Dakota Payson (run), Tristan Roberts (hit, run, RBI) and Luke Hamlin (hit, RBI).

The Lions got on the board quickly in the top of the first inning when Perkins drew a walk, moved to second on a passed ball and was doubled home by Hamlin — who was subsequently doubled home by Dyer moments later — as the visitors took a quick 2-0 lead.

Belfast tacked on three more in the top of the seventh when Roberts plated a run on an single and two more runs came home on an error.

Furrow singled to break up the Belfast no-hitter in the bottom of the seventh and came around to score the lone run for Mount View, but the hosts left two runners on as the Lions left town with a victory.

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Belfast at Mount View baseball and softball
Mount View hosts Belfast on April 19 in high school baseball and softball. (Video by: Ken Waltz and Holly Vanorse Spicer)
Belfast's Grey Dinsmore. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Garrett Hamlin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Tristan Roberts. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Logan Curtis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Storm Chauvin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Colby Furrow. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Noah Jacobs. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Skylar Perkins. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Logan Curtis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Skylar Perkins. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Tyler Bartlett, left, and Garrett Hamlin. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Joey Danna. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Joey Danna. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kevin Richards. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Tyler Bartlett. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Grey Dinsmore struggles to put his coat on in blustery conditions after reaching first base. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Grey Dinsmore struggles to put his coat on in blustery conditions after reaching first base. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Grey Dinsmore struggles to put his coat on in blustery conditions after reaching first base. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Zach Dyer. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Riley Boulay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Riley Boulay, left, and Belfast's Zach Dyer. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Colby Furrow. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Riley Boulay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Riley Boulay. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Belfast's Max Lewis. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Liam Cail. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Liam Cail. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
Mount View's Kevin Richards. (Photo by: Ken Waltz)
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