Ben Mauseth did a little bit of everything for the Oneonta Outlaws, who scored a lot Friday night at Damaschke Field.
Mauseth finished 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and two stolen bases to lead the Outlaws to a 10-4 New York Collegiate Baseball League victory over the visiting Syracuse Salt Cats in front of a season-high 1,512 fans on The Daily Star Night.
Ramon Osuna Sanchez (three RBIs, double, run) and Frank D’Agostino (two doubles, run) each went 2-for-5 for Oneonta, which finished with 12 hits in a victory that put the Outlaws (7-5) in second place of the NYCBL’s Eastern Division.
First-place Sherrill dropped to 12-6 with a 2-1 loss to the Geneva Red Wings, who are third in the Eastern Division at 8-7. Oneonta starts at home-and-home series against the Western Division-leading Hornell Dodgers (15-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Damaschke Field. The Outlaws will visit Hornell for a 5 p.m. game Sunday before returning home Monday for a 7 p.m. meeting with the Cortland Crush (6-7).
Taylor Jones and Mauseth hit back-to-back singles with one out in the first inning to set up Oneonta’s first run. Jones was thrown out at third on a double-steal before Mauseth stole third to improve his league-leading total to 17 this season. Mauseth then scored on an error by Syracuse catcher Zach Raczok to give Oneonta a 1-0 lead.
Mauseth sparked a three-run rally in the third with an RBI double that made it 2-0. Osuna Sanchez followed with a two-run double off of losing pitcher Matt Hardy, who struck out four, walked three and gave up six runs — three earned — on five hits in 32/3 innings.
Mauseth also drove in the first of two Oneonta runs in the fourth inning with a single that helped boost his batting average to .420 — the fifth-best mark in the NYCBL this season. Jimmy Hand (two runs) scored on the hit as Mauseth got his 15th RBI of the season, which is tied for fifth in the league.