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June 27, 2013

Homers bail out Calkins as Outlaws win on road

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Howard Joe and Ryan Tomita hit their first home runs of the New York Collegiate Baseball League season Wednesday, leading the Oneonta Outlaws to a 10-8 victory at the Sherrill Silversmiths.

The teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader Wednesday but instead played one nine-inning game. The second game was moved to July 18 at Sherrill, which will host a doubleheader instead of one game that day.

Joe’s three-run homer with none out in the fourth highlighted a five-run inning that tied the score at 6 to give Oneonta starting pitcher Mike Calkins a no-decision.

Oneonta High graduate Calkins lasted 2 1/3 innings, allowing four earned runs on two hits and four walks as his ERA rose from 14.40 to 14.73. Left-hander Calkins, who helped the University of Tampa to the Division II championship this past season, gave up eight earned runs in five innings in his NYCBL debut June 18 as the Outlaws fell, 8-0, to the Syracuse Junior Chiefs.

Oneonta (8-6) took the lead for keeps with four runs in the fifth inning. Tomita capped the scoring in the top of the fifth when he hit a three-run homer with two out.

Heath Holder went 2-for-5 with two runs for the Outlaws, who received two hits and a run from Josh Treff.

Jacob Cryts, who took over for Calkins in the third, earned the pitching victory despite giving up four runs — two earned — in 3 2/3 innings.

Brandon Agar struck out three in 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief for his third save of the season. Agar’s ERA dropped to .071. He has struck out 17, walked two, scattered nine hits and allowed one earned run in 12 2/3 innings this season.

OHS graduate Sean Getman went 0-for-3 but scored for the Outlaws, who are tied for third in the 11-team NYCBL with the Syracuse Salt Cats (8-6). The Olean Oilers lead the league at 11-5 and are followed by the Wellsville Nitros at 10-6.

Oneonta hosts Sherrill (8-8) at 7 tonight at Damaschke Field.

PGCBL

Mohawks 11, Hawkeyes 3

Amsterdam hit a season-best five home runs at Doubleday Field, where the Mohawks extending their winning streak in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League to five in a row.

Dylan Smith went deep twice for the Mohawks (10-9), who also got homers from Ed Charlton, John Sansone and John Nogowski.

Sansone and Smith hit back-to-back homers in the fourth inning to give Amsterdam a 2-0 lead.

Ed Charlton’s two-run shot to left in the fifth marked league-bests of four for the season and 11 all-time. Charlton broke the record of 10 all-time PGCBL homers held by Watertown’s Erick Gaylord.

Nogowski followed Charlton’s at-bat with another homer to make it 5-0.

Smith contributed a three-run homer to left in the seventh to put Amsterdam ahead, 8-3.

Winning pitcher Matt Snyder (2-0) gave up three runs — two earned — on six hits and one walk in six innings. He struck out three.

Ryan Donovan went 2-for-2 with two RBIs for the Hawkeyes (9-6), whose winning streak ended at three games. Ben Hall contributed two hits and a run.

Cody Smith took the pitching loss. He lasted four innings, allowing four runs — three earned — on five of Amsterdam’s 16 hits.

Cooperstown hosts the Watertown Rams at 5 p.m. today at Doubleday Field.