Rain is the enemy of the Oneonta Outlaws and the Cooperstown Hawkeyes.
Both area summer college baseball teams were rained out Friday, allowing their rivals to gain ground in the standings.
Oneonta’s New York Collegiate Baseball League home game against the Syracuse Junior Chiefs has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader that will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at Damaschke Field. Outlaws President of Operations Steve Pindar said via email Friday night that both of Saturday’s games will be seven innings.
The Outlaws, who will host a non-league game against Waterford Nolan Propane at 5 p.m. Sunday, were jumped by the Syracuse Salt Cats in the 11-team NYCBL standings because of Friday’s rainout. The Salt Cats beat the Geneva Twins, 6-3, to improve to 10-6 for a second-place tie with the Wellsville Nitros. Oneonta is a half-game back of the second spot, at 9-6. The Olean Oilers, who were rained out against Rochester on Friday, lead the league at 11-6.
Friday’s poor weather also erased a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader between Cooperstown (9-6) and the host Utica Brewers (6-10). The PGCBL did not announce a make-up date Friday.
The Albany Dutchmen and the Glens Falls Golden Eagles benefited from Cooperstown’s washout as both teams won Friday night to improve their standings in the East Division. First-place Albany improved to 11-5 with a 6-2 defeat of Newark. Glens Falls beat Amsterdam, 6-3, to move to 12-8 and forge a tie for second with Cooperstown as the teams have the same winning percentage (.600).
Cooperstown visits Elmira at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, then hosts the Dutchmen at 5 p.m. Sunday at Doubleday Field.