Oneonta High senior Chris Pindar faced a familiar foe Friday night in helping the Oneonta Outlaws to a 14-7 New York Collegiate Baseball League victory over the Syracuse Junior Chiefs at Damaschke Field.
Pindar finished 3-for-5, with two of those hits coming against Ryan Clark, who pitched against Pindar in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference for Johnson City in 2011 and 2012.
Pindar singled off of Clark in the first inning and hit an RBI triple — the first his two triples on this night — during a five-run fourth inning. The Outlaws trailed, 6-1, entering the bottom of the fourth before tying the score at 6 on Pindar’s run-scoring triple.
Clark, who had a solid freshman season pitching for Division I North Carolina-Greensboro this spring, went four-plus innings, allowing eight runs — six earned — on nine hits. He walked one and struck out six.
The fifth-place Outlaws (7-6), who finished with 14 hits, took the lead for keeps by scoring three runs in the fifth.
Brandon Stephens’ RBI triple off of Clark in the fifth gave Oneonta a 7-6 lead. After Alan Komorowski relieved Clark, Mitch Hollander walked. Stephens then scored on a wild pitch and Jake Levine drove in the inning’s final run with an RBI single to make it 9-6.
Syracuse scored once in the seventh, but Oneonta answered with five runs in the bottom of the inning.
Josh Treff walked to start the inning and went to second on a single by Oneonta High graduate Sean Getman.
After Brian Santangelo relieved Komorowski, Ryan Tomito laid down a sacrifice bunt and reached on an error to load the bases.
Levine, who went 4-for-5 with four RBIs, followed with a single and Pindar hit a triple as Oneonta’s lead ballooned to 14-7.
Corey Kafka did not allow an earned run over 5 2/3 innings of relief to get the victory. He struck out five, walked none and allowed three hits.