Matt Bolger and Taylor Jones had two hits apiece, but the Oneonta Outlaws dropped a New York Collegiate Baseball League game, 4-3, to the Syracuse Junior Chiefs on Wednesday at Onondaga Community College.
The game, which was delayed briefly at the start and again in the sixth inning, featured 28 strikeouts, including 15 by Outlaws hitters.
Pat Merryweather struck out 11 in allowing two runs over the first six innings for Syracuse. Oneonta starter JT Genovese had eight strikeouts over five innings. He allowed two runs on four hits.
The Junior Chiefs scored single runs in the first and third innings, but the Outlaws tied the score by scoring in the fifth and sixth innings.
Frank D’Agostino hit an RBI single in the fifth inning and Tyler Martis tripled and scored on a wild pitch in the sixth inning, tying the score at 2.
But Syracuse scored twice in the bottom of the sixth off of losing pitcher Ethan Evanko as Luke Emling hit a two-run triple to make it 4-2.
The Outlaws (9-8) got a run back in the seventh, when Jones doubled and then scored from second on a wild pitch.
Oneonta put runners on base in the eighth and ninth innings but couldn’t score against Thomas Eng.
The Outlaws and Junior Chiefs will play again at 7 tonight at Damaschke Field.