The Daily Star
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Jake Levine, Derek Hirsch and Brian Kraft had two hits apiece Thursday, helping the Oneonta Outlaws to a 2-1 New York Collegiate Baseball League victory over the Sherrill Silversmiths at Damaschke Field.
The three hit consecutive singles in the second inning to produce both of the Outlaws runs with two out. After Levine singled, Hirsch drove in Ryan Tomita for the first run. Tomita reached base on a fielder’s choice earlier in the inning. Kraft followed with a single that plated Levine for a 2-0 lead.
The Silversmiths cut their deficit in half in the fourth when Blaze Tom scored on a single by Skyler Geissinger. That marked the only hit allowed by Oneonta starter Luke Crumley, who struck out nine and walked three in 6 1/3 innings.
Josh Griffith had Sherrill’s other hit, a single off Corey Kafka in the seventh. Brandon Stephens threw a scoreless eighth, setting up Brandon Agar for a hitless ninth that resulted in his fourth save of the season. Agar, who struck out one, lowered his ERA to 0.66 in 13 2/3 innings this season.
Announced attendance was 790.
The Outlaws (9-6) host the Syracuse Junior Chiefs at 7 tonight back at Damaschke Field.
The Cooperstown Hawkeyes and the Oneonta and Sidney Legion baseball teams were rained out Thursday.
The Hawkeyes (9-6), who were scheduled to play Watertown at Doubleday Field, will visit Utica for a doubleheader starting at 6 p.m. today.
Oneonta’s Legion game against visiting Union-Endicott has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. July 16 at Oneonta High, Post 259 coach Mike Jester said Thursday.
Sidney coach Matt Hafele said his team will play Montrose, Pa., at a later date. Hafele also said Sunday’s home game against Utica has been canceled.