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June 19, 2014

Outlaws snap skid with 6-5 win on road

Staff Report

Ben Mauseth and Ramon Osuna Sanchez hit back-to-back singles in the top of the 10th inning Wednesday, lifting the Oneonta Outlaws to a 6-5 New York Collegiate Baseball League victory over the host Syracuse Salt Cats.

The Outlaws (5-4), who snapped a four-game skid, earned a share of second place in the NYCBL's Eastern Division with the idle Geneva Red Wings (7-6). The Sherrill Silversmiths improved to 12-4 atop the six-team Easter Division with a 9-5 victory over the last-place Syracuse Junior Chiefs (4-11) on Wednesday.

Mauseth singled to lead off the 10th, stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Osuna Sanchez the singled home Mauseth as the go-ahead run.

Brandon Agar followed with a 1-2-3 10th, getting an infield popout, a strikeout and a flyout to right field to secure the pitching victory in relief. Agar took over for Joseph Romero with runners at first and second and none out in the eighth inning. After getting an out, Agar gave up a two-run double to Zach Raczok that tied the score at 5.

Raczok advanced to third on the throw home but failed to score as Agar got the last two outs with a strikeout and an infield popout.

Syracuse also wasted a leadoff triple by Anthony Massicci in the ninth. Agar intentionally walked the next two batters to load the bases, then got three straight outs as Jon Borchert popped up to first, John Galanoudis flew out to left and Julian Bilodeau struck out on three pitches.

Agar struck out three, walked two and gave up one run on two hits in three innings of relief for the Outlaws, who scored four times on four hits and three errors in the third inning to take a 4-3 lead.

Matt Bolger scored after singling with one out in the seventh to extend Oneonta's lead to 5-3.

Matt Haggerty finished 3-for-5 for the Outlaws, who received two hits apiece from Bolger (two runs) and Mauseth (two runs, two RBIs).

Taylor Jones and Kody Ruedisili also had hits for Oneonta, which plays a doubleheader at the fifth-place Cortland Crush (4-6) at 5 p.m. today.

Oneonta State senior Matt Mastroianni went 1-for-3 with a run for the Salt Cats, who visit the Geneva Red Wings at 7 tonight.

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