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June 24, 2014

Outlaws steal 10 to beat Cortland|


Oneonta Outlaws baserunners stole 10 bases Monday night, five by speedster Ben Mauseth, during a 10-7 New York Collegiate Baseball League victory over the Cortland Crush before an announced turnout of 1,754 fans at Damaschke Field.

Mauseth has 23 steals through the Outlaws' first 15 games. He singled, walked twice and scored three runs as the Outlaws improved to 8-7 on the season.

Carson Waln contributed three steals, and Tyler Martis and Kody Ruedisili also had steals for the Outlaws.

After the Crush scored once in the first inning, the Outlaws pushed across two runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for keeps.

Matt Bolger led off with a walk against losing pitcher Josh Mollett. Bolger went to second on a groundout and to third on a passed ball.

Mauseth then walked and stole second.

Bolger scored on a sacrifice fly by Ramon Osuna Sanchez to tie the score at 1. Mauseth then stole third and scored on a throwing error by catcher Anthony Santoro.

Oneonta scored two more runs on a two-out, two-run single by Ruedisili in the fourth inning to take a 4-1 lead.

The fifth inning brought three more runs for Oneonta as Mauseth singled, stole second and scored on Osuna Sanchez's double. Osuna Sanchez went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Waln's single. Waln stole second and went to third on a passed ball. Jimmy Hand's groundout scored Waln to give Oneonta 7-1 lead.

Cortland scored twice in the sixth inning, but Oneonta answered with a single run in the seventh and two more in the eighth.

Mauseth walked in the seventh, stole second and third and scored Frank D'Agostino's sacrifice fly.

Taylor Jones' two-run single in the eighth inning gave the Outlaws a 10-3 lead.

Cortland rallied for four runs in the ninth, including a two-run double by Geoffrey Seto and an RBI single by Zachary Racusin. But Jaren Drummond struck out Greg Jasek and got Zephen Kash to groundout to end it.

Starter Austin Wallace (1-1) earned the win for Oneonta. He went five innings, allowing three runs – two earned – on two hits. He walked five and struck out one.

The Outlaws overcame six walks and four errors.

Waln finished with two hits and two runs.

Oneonta will host the Syracuse Junior Chiefs at 7 tonight.

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