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Reliever Brandon Agar gave up two straight hits in the bottom of the 10th inning Thursday as the Oneonta Outlaws fell, 3-2, to the host Rochester Ridgemen in the New York Collegiate Baseball League.
Agar got four straight outs after taking over for Reid Van Woert, who exited with two out in the eighth inning after two walks left the Ridgemen with runners at first and second. Agar got out of the jam when Matthew Simmons grounded to second baseman Mitch Hollander, who threw to shortstop Derek Hirsch for a forceout at second.
Rochester took a 2-1 lead into the ninth, but Oneonta rallied to tie it against starting pitcher Dwayne Snider. After hitting Hirsch with one out, Snider gave up a single to Brian Kraft that put runners at the corners. Heath Holder followed with a sacrifice fly to tie the score at 2.
Agar put Rochester down in order in the ninth to force an extra inning, inducing two infield groundouts and striking out a batter.
Ridgemen reliever Carl Buddin hit Howard Joe to start the 10th but got the next three outs to keep the score deadlocked at 2.
Agar then gave up a leadoff triple to Taylor Empkey in the last of the 10th. Joshua Davis followed with a walkoff single for last-place Rochester, which improved to 3-9 this season.
Hirsch finished 2-for-3 with two runs for Oneonta, which also received two hits from designated hitter Josh Treff. Oneonta High senior Chris Pindar and OHS graduate Sean Getman did not play for the Outlaws (6-6), who fell into seventh place in the 11-team NYCBL.
Oneonta hosts the Syracuse Junior Chiefs at 7 tonight at Damaschke Field.
The Cooperstown Hawkeyes dropped both ends of a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader at the Newark Pilots, following a 5-1 loss with an 8-4 setback.
No other information was available at press time.
Newark improved to 5-5 to earn a share of first place in the PGCBL West Division with the Elmira Pioneers.
Cooperstown (6-5) fell to third in the five-team East Division. The Hawkeyes trail the Albany Dutchmen (8-1) and the Glens Falls Golden Eagles (7-5).
Cooperstown hosts the Adirondack Trail Blazers at 5 p.m. today at Doubleday Field.
LEGION BASEBALLSidney 9, Windsor 5
Quinn Barnhart struck out 13 and walked three over six innings, leading Sidney to a Legion baseball victory at Windsor.
Barnhart also went 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI for Sidney, which also received two hits, two runs and an RBI from Tyler Phillips.
Sidney (3-2), which held a 7-0 lead after two innings, plays one nine-inning game against Ilion at noon Sunday at Herkimer County Community College.
Sidney 9, Windsor 5
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Quinn Barnhart (W,1-0), Zack Decker (7) and Patrick Vibbard. Bennett (L), Kennedy (2) and Pheleman. 2B: Coloogly (W) 2.
Oneonta 14, Binghamton 0
Ben Moxley struck out 12 in a five-inning one-hitter and Zach Pidgeon homered to lead Oneonta Post 259 to a mercy-rule victory against host Binghamton Post 1645 at Conlon Field on Wednesday night.
Moxley (2-1) walked one and allowed only a single as Jake Loew opened the bottom of the fifth inning with Binghamton’s hit.
Left-handed batter Pidgeon gave Oneonta (9-5) the early lead with a three-run homer to right field in the first inning.
“He just turned on a high, inside fastball right in his power zone,” Green Wave coach Mike Jester said. “He just crushed it.”
Collin Neer (three RBIs, double, run), Zach King (double, RBI) and Peter Brunetta (two runs, RBI) had two hits apiece for Oneonta, which won the District Six championship last season when Vestal and host 1645 forfeited before the last day of the double-elimination tournament.
Moxley, Pidgeon and King also helped Oneonta High win the Class B state title at Conlon Field in 2012.
The Green Wave play at 6 p.m. Monday at Whitney Point/Hillcrest.
Oneonta 14, Binghamton 0
Wednesday at Conlon Field
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Ben Moxley (W,2-1) and Peter Brunetta, Matt Bitzer (5). Bobby McMahon (L), Matt Fiacco (5) and Zach O’Malley. 2B: Collin Neer (O), Zach King (O). HR: Zach Pidgeon (O).