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May 2, 2013

Errors cost OHS in 9-inning loss

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Brock Eichler and Chris Pindar yielded no earned runs over nine innings, but four errors hurt Oneonta High in a 4-3 Southern Tier Athletic Conference baseball loss at Windsor on Wednesday.

Tied at 3 in the bottom of the ninth, reliever Pindar (1-1) allowed two walks to put runners on first and second. Winning pitcher Josh Cady, who relieved Jake Conroy to start the eighth, followed with a bunt. A wild throw to first allowed the winning run to score.

The Black Knights’ tying run in the bottom of the seventh also scored on an error.

Conroy struck out 10 and walked three over seven innings.

“Brock Eichler was a hard-luck (pitcher) tonight,” Oneonta coach Joe Hughes said of the left-hander who struck out four and walked one over six innings. “He had a good curve that kept them off balance. He deserved the win.”

The Yellowjackets’ three runs came in the fourth and fifth innings. Noah Sheehan had a two-run single in the fourth inning and Pindar contributed an RBI single in the fifth inning.

Oneonta (8-4, 6-4), which hosts Chenango Forks on Friday, left runners in scoring position in the eighth and ninth innings.

MM 5, Cooperstown 4

Kris Ponters hit a two-out, two-run single in the sixth inning to give host Mount Markham a 5-4 lead en route to a Center State Conference victory.

Cooperstown (4-3, 4-3) scored three times to take a a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning. James Johnson hit a two-run double in the inning.

Sawyer Haney went 2-for-4 for Cooperstown, which will travel to Herkimer today.

Mount Markham is 5-4.

Milford 22, CV-S 11

Wyatt Waters and Blake Elliott had three hits apiece for Milford, which cruised to a Tri-Valley victory at home.

Waters was 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBIs. Elliott was 3-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs.

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