Ys Guys defeat Mixers in come-from-behind win

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AMHERST - A large, boisterous crowd was on hand last night to witness the Y's Guys fight back from an early 5-0 deficit to win their best-of-three playoff series against Casey's Concrete Mixers by a score of 6-5.
The win in the third game of their best-of-three playoff series means the Y's Guys will meet the Cubs in the best-of-five championship series beginning Wednesday night.
"They boys showed a lot of character tonight," Y's Guys coach Allison Brown said. "They were down five nothing and they never quit. That's all you can ask for out of a baseball team. They're a lot of good kids."
The fifth inning is where the tide really began to turn for the Y's Guys.
In the bottom of the fifth they were behind 5-3 when Peter Kane stole home to make it 5-4 for the Mixers.
Then Devin Mitchell scored the tying run for the Y's Guys.
With two out, Josh Pugsley stole home to give the Y's Guys the lead by a score of 6-5.
The Mixers failed to score at the top of the sixth inning, giving the Y's Guys the win.
"I have to give a lot of credit to our pitcher Alex VanSnick," Brown said. "He played one heck of a game not getting down after being down 5-0."
VanSnick gave up five hits and five walks and struck out 10 batters in six innings of work.
Brown also gives a lot of credit to the Mixers' pitcher.
"Josh Lee played a heck of a game. It was a real pitchers dual," Brown said. "Both teams played very well. It was one of those games where you hate to see a team lose because all the kids are winners. It was back and forth between us all season."
Mixers coach David Lee agrees.
He said Mixers errors may have came back to bite them, but added, "I can't take nothing away from the Y's Guys, they played one heck of a game. I wish them the best of luck in the championship series.
"The Mixers are a good group of kids to play ball with and in my five years of coaching this year has been a great coaching experience for myself."
The Mixers' Josh Lee has no reason to hang his head after he put up astonishing numbers himself.
He gave up two hits, walked three batters and and struck out 10 batters in six innings.
And in the first inning he knocked in a three-run home run, giving his team a 3-0 lead.
The Y's guys will play the undefeated Cubs in the championship series, while the Mixers will take on the Cubs in the best-of-three consolation.
dmathieson@amherstdaily.com

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