Hot to trot: Dinsmore dominant as Lions upend Mustangs in openerBelfast pitcher takes no-hitter into seventh inning, ends with one-hitter
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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