First Round District 11 Playoffs – Bangor @ Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley's Jordan Caffrey slides into third on the way to victory over Bangor in the first round of District 11 playoffs.

Pleasant Valley’s Jordan Caffrey slides into third on the way to victory over Bangor in the first round of District 11 playoffs.

The Pleasant Valley hosted Bangor for the first round of District 11 playoffs. It was a beautiful, sunny day–a great day to play baseball! The Bears struck first and scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning. It was a good game on many levels. PV’s starting pitcher, Dan Hrbek, pitched a one-hit game through 6 innings. Bases were loaded with no out in the top of the 4th inning on two walks and the one hit, but Hrbek pitched out of trouble with three straight strikeouts!

Pitcher, Dan Hrbek, throws to first base on a grounder back at him.

Pitcher, Dan Hrbek, throws to first base on a grounder back at him.

Bangor’s third baseman, Ryan Hydock, hit a solo home run off relief pitcher, Howie Stevens, in the bottom of the 7th. But that was the lone threat Bangor was able to mount in this playoff game. It was a pretty solid game from both sides, but PV prevailed through regulation to win 5-1.

There was a scary moment, however, in the bottom of the 5th inning. With Dan Hrbek on first base with a walk,  James Shank stepped up to the plate. Shank swung at the first pitch to protect Hrbek, who stole second base. Then the count went to 1-2. The next pitch tailed to the inside of the right-handed batter and hit the bill of Shank’s helmet, breaking it with a clean break! Shank fell to the ground after the ball bounced off the helmet, hit is cheek, and then caromed off his shoulder. These sequence of photos show the scary action…

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3 Responses to “First Round District 11 Playoffs – Bangor @ Pleasant Valley”

  1. Wow! Those are some great shots, Bob! I’m glad to see James is okay!

  2. Thanks, Jackie! Yep, James is fine. He laughed it off like he always does!

  3. Bryan Hill Says:

    Tell James ” Way to use your head”!

    Great shots Bob!

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