Zachary Badanes and three relievers combined on a three-hit shutout Sunday as the Cortland State baseball team clinched the SUNYAC's regular-season title with a 9-0 victory over visiting Oneonta State.
Badanes allowed three hits, walked none and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings for seventh-ranked Cortland (26-8, 12-3), which will host the double-elimination SUNYAC Tournament from May 3-5. Cortland has hosted the conference tournament every year since 1997.
Ryan McAlary got the final out of the seventh, George Jweid retired the side in order in the eighth, and Travis Laitar issued a leadoff walk in the ninth before a flyout and double-play grounder ended the game.
Mike McFerran (1-2) took the pitching loss for Oneonta, which gave up 17 hits.
On Saturday, Oneonta State lost both ends of a doubleheader at Cortland, following an 8-2 setback in the opener with a 7-2 loss in the second game.
Dylan Stamile went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Oneonta, which received two hits from Dean Haussel in the opener.
Chris Orlando and Haussel had two hits apiece for O-State (10-21, 5-9) in the second game.
Oneonta hosts a non-conference game against Ithaca on Tuesday.
Ithaca 15, Hartwick 5
Ithaca took a 9-0 lead into halftime en route to an Empire 8 Conference victory at home Saturday.
Mike Vaglica had three goals and one assist for the Hawks (5-7, 1-4), who received one goal apiece from Roy Simmons and Jake Cooper.
Hartwick goalie Carl Lengel stopped 15 shots against the Bombers (10-4, 4-1), who are ranked 20th in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll.
The Hawks visit sixth-ranked Stevens Institute of Technology on Wednesday.
Oswego 15, O-State 10
Daniel Stern scored five times Saturday, but Oneonta State lost a SUNYAC game on the road.
Devon Casey contributed two goals and one assist for the Red Dragons (3-10, 1-4), who faced a 10-5 deficit at halftime.
O-State ends its regular season at Brockport this Saturday.