Oswego State left-hander Brendyn Karnichak struck out 13 in a one-hitter to lead the Lakers to a 2-1 SUNY Athletic Conference baseball victory at Oneonta State on Friday.
The lone hit off of Karnichak came from freshman Billy Riedel, who singled to right to lead off the sixth inning. LJ Gizzarelli followed with a bunt that led to a throwing error by Karnichak as Riedel advanced to third and Gizzarelli went to second.
Casy Kies then grounded to short as Riedel scored to cut the Red Dragons’ deficit to 2-1, but Gizzarelli was tagged out on the play. Karnichak then picked off Kies at first and Oneonta High graduate David Wright grounded out to end the inning.
Both of Oswego’s run came in the first inning against O-State lefty Steve Ascher, who struck out six and walked two, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings.
Dan Saccocio and Scott Buniak opened the game with triples, the latter giving the Lakers a 1-0 lead. Buniak scored on Mike McMullen’s groundout.
Ascher dropped to 4-2 on the season. Karnichak is 3-1 for Oswego (13-5, 5-3).
Host Oneonta (8-15, 3-2) and Oswego will play a doubleheader that will start at noon Saturday.
SOFTBALLNew Paltz 3, O-State 0
Traci Lichenstein had two hits, but visiting Oneonta State fell in the first game of a SUNY Athletic Conference doubleheader. The second game was suspended in the third inning because of rain and darkness with the Red Dragons leading, 6-3. The game will be picked up in the third inning at 5 p.m. April 22.
In the opener, New Paltz sophomore Katie Rutcofsky threw a five-hitter with four strikeouts and two walks.
The Hawks (6-11, 3-2) scored twice in the second inning against losing pitcher Sabrina DeAngelis (7-5). Nicole DeCostis hit an RBI double and Rutcofsky followed with an RBI single.
Noelle Grande contributed an RBI single in the fifth inning to make it 3-0.