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Brock Eichler struck out nine Monday but allowed four runs in the sixth inning as Oneonta High lost a Southern Tier Athletic Conference baseball game, 4-2, at Chenango Valley.
“He was outstanding,” OHS coach Joe Hughes said of Eichler. “He deserved the victory today.”
The Yellowjackets took a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning and extended it by a run when Peter Brunetta doubled home Bennett Eggler.
OHS then committed two of its three errors in the sixth, when Zach Cole’s two-run double sparked a four-run rally for the Warriors.
“It’s a tough loss,” said Hughes, whose team was coming off back-to-back one-run victories over Windsor and Seton Catholic Central on Saturday. “When we’re not scoring runs, it puts a lot of pressure on our pitching and defense to be perfect.”
Kragh Delello also doubled for Oneonta, which hosts a non-league game against Unatego on Wednesday.
Sidney 15, Delhi 1
Jon Gorshack and Alex Hoskins homered in an eight-run fourth inning for Sidney, which cruised to a Midstate Athletic Conference victory at Delhi’s American Legion Field.
Gorshack finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs, a two-run homer and a triple. Hoskins contributed a three-run homer in the fourth for the Warriors, who finished with 12 hits.
Winning pitcher Brandon Bessett took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Bessett, who struck out 11 and walked four, gave up a one-out single between shortstop and third base to Delhi catcher Tyler Cumpston that scored Kenz Mattice.
“Their pitcher threw a really nice game,” Delhi coach Luke Burns said.
The Bulldogs (1-5, 1-5) host a non-league game against Stamford on Thursday.
Afton 11, Deposit 9
Afton overcame two home runs by Dawson Dailey for a MAC victory at home.
Dailey hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning and another two-run homer in the sixth to help Deposit pull to 10-8.
Joe Shearer’s homer in the bottom of the sixth helped Afton stay ahead.
Kyle Hinman, Jesse Dedman, Conor Graven-Briggs and Joe DeVona doubled for the Crimson Knights (3-1, 3-1), who were outhit, 17-16.
Afton travels to Greene for a MAC game Wednesday.
Unatego 9, S-E 3
Winning pitcher Seth Burnham struck out seven in a two-hitter as visiting Unatego won a non-league game at Sherburne-Earlville.
Tanner Winchester, Ethan Barber and Lucas DeJoy scored in the first inning for the Spartans, who held an 8-0 lead after three.
Winchester, DeJoy, Barber, Tristin Roefs and Riley Hanrahan doubled for Unatego, which finished with 11 hits.
Kellen Komenda finished 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run, and Winchester went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Unatego (4-1) visits Oneonta for a non-league game Wednesday.
Edmeston 13, Franklin 0
Clayton Lyon tripled and homered to lead host Edmeston to a victory in the Tri-Valley League.
Lyon hit a three-run triple in the fifth inning and followed with a three-run homer in the sixth. He finished 2-for-2 with six RBIs, four runs, three stolen bases and two walks.
Winning pitcher Linton Wainright struck out six in a two-hitter for the Panthers (2-0, 2-0), who visit Tri-Valley League rival Cherry Valley-Springfield on Thursday.
Harpursville 13, Laurens 4
Mitchel Barra had two hits and two runs for Laurens, which dropped a non-conference game on the road.
Logan Barra and Mitchell Carrigan also had two hits apiece for the Leopards (1-4), who got a two-run single from Anthony Monaco in the first inning. Laurens ended the first with a 3-0 lead but allowed eight runs in the third.
Laurens visits Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Wednesday.
Windham 4, Greenville 1
Subaru Honge went 2-for-4 with a run and three RBIs to lead Windham to a season-opening victory on the road.
Skyler Schoonmaker contributed a single and an RBI for the Warriors, who received a single and a run from Aidan Cohane. Winning pitcher Cohane struck out seven and walked one in a two-hitter for Windham, which hosts non-league rival Greenville on Thursday.
LACROSSEOneonta 17, Dryden 15
Jeremy Leary and Luke Anderson scored six goals apiece Saturday as Oneonta High won a non-division Section Four game on the road.
Leary also had three assists for the Yellowjackets, who got three goals from Sam Sherrill. Joe Sherrill made nine saves in goal for Oneonta (2-2), which outscored the Purple Lions, 15-7, over the second and third periods.
Oneonta visits Owego today.