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Dairymen Roll at Fleischmanns; Set Sights on Brooklyn

Last Saturday, the Bovina Dairymen cruised to a resounding 28-15 win over the home Fleischmanns Mountain Athletic Club, improving to 4-1 on the season.

With an uncertain weather forecast, the Dairymen gathered for their first contest after two weekends off. Showing no signs of rust, Bovina plated three runs in the first and five in the second, and never looked back. With offensive accolades too numerous to mention, the Dairymen would go on to score at least one run in every frame, including three innings in which they plated at least five. Leading the Dairymen charge were catcher Brenden “Bona-fide” Cairns with five base hits and third baseman Nick “the Stick” Frandsen with four. Rookie Troy “Steel toe” Bauer walked an incredible six times, and scored four runs while finishing the day 1-2 on eight plate appearances. Ben-jai “Torque” Denison and Tyler (nickname pending) Dugan each added three hits.

Dylan “Hobbes” Tucker took the win on the mound for the Dairymen, allowing eight runs over six innings, while striking out three or so. The bookkeeper apologizes for this oversight. In another family effort by the Tuckers, the family supplied three Dairymen for the day: father Rich and sons Dylan and Troy “Train” Tucker. In his first appearance on the mound this decade, Rich walked two on eight pitches.

In an exchange that must be reported, pitcher Dylan Tucker summed up the season perfectly, stating in a manner of fact tone that he “hasn’t been this excited about baseball in years.” MAC captain Collin “Stumpy” Miller, playing third base at the time, tipped his cap to the Dairymen hurler and noted that comments like that are what makes this game worthwhile. Bovina captain Nick Frandsen couldn’t help but follow suit. Thanks for the moment, Dylan.

Last but not least, we give a big think you to our umpire (I forgot his name), and also to our team merchandise manager, Julia Burns. Additionally, center fielder Alex "AT" Taylor could not make the game because he was busy graduating high school. Congratulations, Alex. A tip of the cap to each of you.

NEXT GAME: this Saturday, July 6th at the Brooklyn Atlantics. Their field is at the Smithtown Historical Society: 239 E. Main Street, Smithtown, NY, 11787. First pitch 11am.


Nick Frandsen

Captain, Bovina Dairymen

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