Thunder 19U doubles up Classics


Three 4-run Greenville Thunder 19U innings too much for Dayton Classics

By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



Alec Fletcher picks up a hit for the Greenville Thunder 19U in win over the Dayton Classics.

Alec Fletcher picks up a hit for the Greenville Thunder 19U in win over the Dayton Classics.


Alex Kolb tosses on the mound for the Thunder 19U team in win over the Classics.


Trent Collins takes a turn on the mound in the Thunder’s Tuesday night win.


Tyler Beyke makes a play at shortstop for the Thunder in the team’s win over Dayton.


Tytan Grote drives a liver for a hit in Greenville Thunders win over the Classics.


Grant Delk cranks out one of his 3-hits on the night in the Thunder’s win over the Dayton Classics.


Logan Stastny starts a double play for Greenville in the Thunder’s Tuesday nigh win over the Classics.


Reed Hanes drills a 2-run homer over the leftfield wall in Greenville Thunder 19U win over the Dayton Classics.


Gaylen Blosser | DarkeCountyMedia.com

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Thunder 19U team used three 4-run innings to defeat the visiting Dayton Classics 12-6 in a Tuesday night game at Sater Heights Park.

“We maybe didn’t do everything we wanted to do, we really didn’t find the momentum,” said Greenville Thunder coach, Chad Henry. “We stuck it in the first inning, looked really good and then kind of went to sleep in the middle but then really poured it on at the end again.”

The Greenville squad took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning taking advantage of a leadoff single to right off the bat of Zac Longfellow, a Tyler Beyke RBI single, a single to center off the bat of Grant Delk, a Tytan Grote RBI double to left followed by a two out 2-RBI Reed Hanes homer over the leftfield wall.

“It’s funny – Reed has that personality,” Henry said about the homer with a chuckle. “I don’t think anyone is going to bring it up the rest of the year but he’ll make sure he reminds everybody about it. He hit it really well.”

The Classics dented the board in the top of the third inning and added 4-runs in the top of the fourth to take a 5-4 lead with the Thunder coming to the plate in the bottom of the inning.

“We were kind of in and out,” Coach Henry said of the Thunder’s pitching. “Some guys are nasty but they’re not finding the zone. We have other guys that will find the zone. We’re getting there. Some of the guys not throwing all spring, their control is not as pin-point as they would like it to be but we are getting there.”

Logan Stastny led off the fourth with a double to right, Brody Williams reached first by way of a hit batsman and Longfellow loaded the bases with a one out single to center. A Beyke RBI single to center knotted the score at 5-5 and a Grant Delk 2-run single to right gave the Thunder a 7-5 advantage. A passed ball scoring Beyke had Greenville up 8-5 after four complete.

The visitors score a run in the top of the fifth to trail 8-5 only to have Greenville use the bottom of the sixth to put the game away with a Delk leadoff single to left, a 1-out single to left off the bat of Grote, a Hanes run scoring single to center and a 2-RBI Stastny triple to right. A ground out off the bat of Williams score Stastny for with the final run of the night giving the Greenville Thunder senior team the win.

“The bats were absolutely alive,” Henry noted. “We’re running the bases well and for the most part we are defending pretty well. It’s just – the pitching comes around we’re going to have a nice finished product.”

Williams was credited with the win for Greenville tossing one inning, allowing four runs on five hits and walking zero. Collins, Hanes and Alex Kolb all put in work in relief.

Delk’s 3-hits paced Greenville’s 15-hit attack, Delk, Grote, Hanes, Stastny, Longfellow and Beyke each accounted for 2-hits each. Williams and Alec Fletcher both added a hit in the win.

“The Classics always bring a good team to town,” Henry said. “They came out here, they stuck it and credit to them, they made us work.”

Alec Fletcher picks up a hit for the Greenville Thunder 19U in win over the Dayton Classics.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_Alec-Fletcher.jpgAlec Fletcher picks up a hit for the Greenville Thunder 19U in win over the Dayton Classics.

Alex Kolb tosses on the mound for the Thunder 19U team in win over the Classics.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_Alex-Kolb.jpgAlex Kolb tosses on the mound for the Thunder 19U team in win over the Classics.

Trent Collins takes a turn on the mound in the Thunder’s Tuesday night win.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_Trent-Collins.jpgTrent Collins takes a turn on the mound in the Thunder’s Tuesday night win.

Tyler Beyke makes a play at shortstop for the Thunder in the team’s win over Dayton.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_Tyler-Beyke.jpgTyler Beyke makes a play at shortstop for the Thunder in the team’s win over Dayton.

Tytan Grote drives a liver for a hit in Greenville Thunders win over the Classics.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_Tytan-Grote-b.jpgTytan Grote drives a liver for a hit in Greenville Thunders win over the Classics.

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Grant Delk cranks out one of his 3-hits on the night in the Thunder’s win over the Dayton Classics.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_Grant-Delk-b.jpgGrant Delk cranks out one of his 3-hits on the night in the Thunder’s win over the Dayton Classics.

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Logan Stastny starts a double play for Greenville in the Thunder’s Tuesday nigh win over the Classics.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_Logan-Stastny.jpgLogan Stastny starts a double play for Greenville in the Thunder’s Tuesday nigh win over the Classics.

Reed Hanes drills a 2-run homer over the leftfield wall in Greenville Thunder 19U win over the Dayton Classics.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/07/web1_Reed-Hanes.jpgReed Hanes drills a 2-run homer over the leftfield wall in Greenville Thunder 19U win over the Dayton Classics. Gaylen Blosser | DarkeCountyMedia.com
Three 4-run Greenville Thunder 19U innings too much for Dayton Classics

By Gaylen Blosser

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-548-3330

Contact Darke County Media Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or 937-548-3330