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May 2, 2013

Errors cost OHS in 9-inning loss

The Daily Star

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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.

The Wildcats (8-1, 8-1) will travel to Cherry Valley-Springfield on Tuesday.

Pat Reid paced Cherry Valley-Springfield with three hits, a run and an RBI. Teammate Ethan Johnson had two hits, two runs and an RBI.

G-MU 7, Morris 6

Tim French’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh scored Jason Barrows with the winning run in Gilbertsville-Mount Upton’s Tri-Valley League win at home.

Jason Barrows reached to open the seventh on a hit by pitch. He stole second. Austin Burnside was then intentionally walked before French’s winning single.

“Timmy made me happy I didn’t have him bunt,” G-MU coach Rick Mohrein said. “He has one of the highest averages on the team and I didn’t want to take the bat out of his hands.”

French finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Morris tied the score at 6 in the seventh, when Andrew Dougherty hit an RBI double and Todd Randall followed with an RBI single. Dougherty and Randall each finished with two hits.

Winning pitcher Barrows struck out 12 and walked three in a seven-hitter.

G-MU (4-7, 4-5), which received two RBIs from Andrew Baker, will host Laurens at 4 today.

Hancock 3, Walton 0

Tyler Phillips struck out 11 and walked one in a five-hitter and Eli Holton a two-run double during Hancock’s three-run fourth inning to lead the visiting Wildcats in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Losing pitcher Steven Klein struck out eight and walked two in a four-hitter.

“I give credit to both pitchers,” Walton coach Gary Backus said. “Both Steven and Tyler pitched extremely well and the defense was good on both sides.”

Hancock (9-4) improved to 6-4 in the MAC.

Walton (2-8, 2-8) will travel to Afton at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Sidney 17, Harpursville 3

Billy Kozak went 4-for-4 to pace an 18-hit Sidney attack and the visiting Warriors cruised in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Nate McDonald and Damian Zimmer had two hits apiece for Sidney. Zimmer also doubled and drove in three runs.

Winning pitcher Zak Green struck out 10 and walked two in a four-hitter.

Sidney (11-4, 8-2) will host Greene on Friday.

Unatego 5, UV 2

Tanner Winchester had an RBI single during Unatego’s two-run fourth inning and Tyler Butler had a sacrifice fly during the Spartans’ two-run fifth to lead the visitors to a Midstate Athletic Conference win.

MAC-leading Unatego led, 3-1, after the fourth inning and increased its lead to 5-1 in the fifth.

Phil Youngs went 2-for-3 for the Spartans.

Kurt Haycook and Brendan Brooker each had two hits for Unadilla Valley (5-8, 4-6), which will host Edmeston today.

Deposit 12, Afton 8

Matt Olin had a pair of RBI doubles and Ricky Parsons homered for Afton, which lost at home in the Midstate Athletic Conference.

Olin’s first double was part of a three-run first. His other double and Parsons’ homer came in a five-run seventh.

The Crimson Knights (3-11, 2-8) host Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday.

B-G 9, Delhi 8

Jake Mazzarella scored the go-ahead run when Tyler Ouimet beat the throw to first on a dropped third strike, leading Bainbridge-Guilford to a road win in the MAC.

Mazzarella’s run capped a three-run seventh inning for the Bobcats, who got an RBI single from Tim Parsons to tie it at 8.

Parsons, Mazzarella and Devon Rivera had two hits apiece for B-G, one fewer than teammate Lucas Butcher.

Brandon Mole finished 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Bulldogs, who received two hits and two RBIs from Justin Mattice. Mole singled to lead off the bottom of the seventh and was bunted into scoring position, but Austin Bauerle got his last two batters to ground out to end it.

Bauerle earned the save with his scoreless seventh, which made a winner out of Corbin Palmer.

Dylan Cumpston’s RBI double sparked a five-run second inning for Delhi (2-8, 1-8), which visits Greene today.