Malcolm Purdy held the Sherrill Silversmiths to one run over 8 1/3 innings to lead the first-place Oneonta Outlaws to a 4-1 New York Collegiate Baseball League victory Saturday at Damaschke Field.
Purdy (4-3) scattered six hits, struck out three and walked none for the Outlaws, who played their last six games against Silversmiths over four days. The teams went 3-3 against each other in the series, which included doubleheaders Wednesday and Thursday.
Oneonta (23-15), which did not play Sunday, is atop the NYCBL standings by a game over second-place Olean (21-15) and a game-and-a-half over Hornell (22-17) and the Syracuse Junior Chiefs (22-17).
According to the NYCBL website, the Outlaws have two regular-season games remaining, a doubleheader against the Syracuse Salt Cats that begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Le Moyne College.
On Saturday, Oneonta opened the scoring in the second inning. Josh Treff and Evan Harasta walked to start the inning against losing pitcher Josh Webb. A fielder’s choice groundout by Heath Holder sent Treff to third and Treff scored on a sacrifice fly by Howard Joe.
Oneonta scored three times in the fourth inning to take a 4-0 lead.
Sherrill made two errors in the inning, which also included an RBI single by Mitch Hollander.
Holder had two of Oneonta’s five hits. Oneonta High graduate Chris Pindar contributed his ninth double of the season for the Outlaws.
The Cooperstown Hawkeyes dropped a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader against the host Elmira Pioneers, losing by scores of 7-6 and 8-3.
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The last-place Hawkeyes (13-23) will host Newark at 5 p.m. today. The Hawkeyes do not have a game Tuesday. The PGCBL All-Star Game will be played 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at Newark.
Cooperstown’s Nate Lotze, Ben Smith and Eann Cox will represent the East Division in the All-Star Game.