Dragons cruise to win over Jamestown on senior day
A dominating performance from the senior class led the Warren baseball team to their 13th straight victory on Tuesday, 12-1 over Jamestown (N.Y.) in six innings at Old Legion Field.
The Dragons wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. Collin Fantaskey lead off the bottom of the first with a single. The senior then stole second and third, and scored on an error to give his team a lead they would not relinquish.
Another senior, Tyler Bradley, got the start on the hill for the Dragons. Bradley cruised through three scoreless innings, allowing only one hit while striking out four Red Raiders.
Warren would add some insurance runs in the bottom of the third inning. With one out, Tanner Teconchuk doubled and Austin Schwanke followed him with a walk. Ryan Gustafson then drilled a two-run double to left, scoring both Teconchuk and Schwanke. Gustafson would come around to score later in the inning on a Jason Stanton RBI sacrifice fly.
Jamestown slightly cut into the Dragon lead in the top of the 4th, scoring an unearned run to cut the deficit to three. The Red Raiders’ momentum was short-lived, however, as Warren would push across four more runs in the bottom of the fourth thanks to a pair of two-run doubles by Schwanke and Gustafson.
Warren would go on to end the game via mercy rule in the bottom of the sixth inning, putting up four more runs. Teconchuk led off the inning with a single, and raced to third when Matt Hulquist’s ground ball was misplayed. Derek Reagle and John White followed with run-scoring hits, and both scored on Collin DeLattre’s walk off two-run double.
Warren head coach Rick Eaton was extremely pleased with his team’s effort.
“It was an absolutely perfect Senior Day,” Eaton said. “The seniors did exactly what we wanted. I told them before the game that they would get five innings together, and they executed perfectly.”
Eaton was also very happy with the Dragons’ pitching.
“We’ve gotten great pitching all year long,” he said. “We’ve only allowed 25 earned runs in 17 games. You’ll win a lot of ball games with pitching like that.”
The Dragon offense was led by Teconchuk and Todd Fasenmyer with three hits each and Gustafson, who knocked in four runs. Bradley got the win for Warren, and Jake Retterer and Teconchuk tossed effective innings in relief.
The nine seniors on the Dragon roster were recognized before the game as part of Senior Day, and several were especially thankful towards assistant coach Andy Teconchuk, mentioning that Teconchuk had done whatever he could to help them progress throughout their careers.
Warren improves to 15-3 overall with the win. The Dragons will close out the regular season portion of their schedule on Saturday when they host Mercyhurst Prep at Old Legion Field.
JAMESTOWN (1): Habenberger, CF, 2-0-0-0, Rizzo-Walker, CF, 0-0-0-0, Latera, 1B, 2-0-1-0, Nelson, 1B, 0-0-0-0, Sissen, SS, 3-0-0-0, Haase, LF, 2-1-1-0, Grey, LF, 1-0-0-0, Miller, 3B, 2-0-0-0, Gulla, 3B, 1-0-1-0, Kindberg, P, 2-0-0-1, Foe, P, 1-0-0-0, Ramos, 2B, 2-0-0-0, Stam, 2B, 1-0-0-0, Tyra, RF, 2-0-0-0, Quatrone, RF, 0-0-0-0, Peters, C, 2-0-0-0. Totals: 23-1-3-1.
WARREN (12): Fantaskey, SS, 4-1-1-1, Dorunda, 2B, 0-0-0-0, Teconchuk, 2B-P, 4-2-3-0, Schwanke, CF, 2-2-1-2, Stanz, SS, 1-0-0-0, Gustafson, RF, 3-1-2-4, Hultquist, 3B, 1-1-0-0, Stanton, 1B, 2-0-0-1, Reagle, C, 1-1-1-1, Retterer, LF-P, 2-0-0-0, White, CF, 1-1-1-1, Fasenmyer, C, 3-1-3-0, DeLattre, RF, 1-0-1-2, Reiff, 1B, 0-0-0-0, Francisco, 3B-1B, 2-1-0-0, Vile, LF, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 27-12-12-12.
Jamestown 000 100 – 1 3
Warren 103 404 – 12 12
2B-Teconchuk (W), Schwanke (W), Gustafson (W) 2, DeLattre (W). WP- Bradley. LP- Kindberg.