Mason Montgomery and Zach King drove in five runs apiece Thursday, leading the defending Class B state champion Oneonta High baseball team to a 20-4 rout of host Seton Catholic Central.
Noah Sheehan tripled and doubled in the Southern Tier Athletic Conference game at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, and Oneonta teammate Conor Tavarone scored three times.
The Yellowjackets’ 13-hit attack helped junior Kevin Smith to his first pitching victory. He struck out five, walked three and allowed two earned runs on four hits in six innings.
“Kevin pitched a strong game for us,” said OHS coach Joe Hughes, whose team rebounded from a 7-3 loss to Owego on Monday that snapped the Jackets’ 19-game winning streak. “He did a real nice job and benefited from some offensive fireworks. ... We had contributions up and down the lineup.”
Montgomery, King, Sheehan, Tavarone and Chris Pindar each had two hits for OHS (4-1, 2-1), which visits Chenango Forks today.
Oneonta 20, Seton 4
at NYSEG Stadium
Oneonta 242 650 1 - 20 13 4
Seton CC 100 100 2 - 4 7 3
Kevin Smith (W,1-0), Conor Tavarone (7) and Zach King, Peter Brunetta (7). Casey Kane (L), David George (2), Steve Novitske (3), Brian Hartrick (4), Matt Corino (5), Neil McCormack (7) and Connor Legeikis. 2B: Chris Pindar (O), Zach King (O), Noah Sheehan (O), Mike Wolstenholme (O), Collin Neer (O). 3B: Neil McCormack (S), Noah Sheehan (O).
Gilboa 8, Jefferson 7
Winning pitcher Hunter Grace struck out nine and drove in four runs to lead visiting Gilboa to a Delaware League victory.
Grace finished 3-for-4 for the Wildcats, who received three hits and three runs from Mike Smith.
John Quagliano went 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs for Jefferson (3-3, 2-2), which got two hits from Michael Greiner.
Quagliano had an RBI single int he seventh and stole second but was stranded when Grace induced a game-ending groundout.
The J-Hawks visit Stamford today for a non-leaguer.