Oneonta State rallied for three runs in the ninth inning off of Oneonta High graduate Zach Pidgeon, but visiting Ithaca College held on for a 6-3 non-conference baseball victory Tuesday.
Pidgeon, who helped OHS to a Class B state title as a catcher last season, threw 1 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on one hit. The left-hander walked three, hit a batter and struck out one.
The Red Dragons’ Ivan Plata scored one run on a groundout, and Chris Romano and Jake Robinson had RBI walks in the ninth.
Ithaca (26-6) built a 6-0 lead over the first six innings.
Sophomore Kyle Jordan took the loss for O-State (10-22). He allowed three hits and one earned run over four innings.
O-State will travel to New Paltz at 7:30 tonight.
O-State sweptOneonta State followed a 12-8 loss in the first game with a 5-4 setback in the second in a non-conference doubleheader against visiting Alfred University.
In the first game, freshman Cassandra Kohler hit a grand slam to left to give O-State a 5-3 lead in the third inning.
O-State (8-24) then tied the score at 8 in the fifth inning, when Kohler hit an RBI single and Niclole Brieva Deso hit an RBI double during a three-run inning.
But Alfred (19-13) answered with two runs in the two more in the seventh.
In the second game, O-State took a 4-2 lead on RBI singles by Kohler and Kalyn Deso in the fifth inning.
But Alfred scored three times in the seventh to take a 5-4 lead. Samijo Scheer’s RBI double to left capped the scoring.
O-State will host New Paltz in a doubleheader beginning at noon Saturday.
SUNY Cobleskill lost by scores of 12-3 and 3-2 in a non-conference doubleheader at Southern Vermont.
The Fighting Tigers, who made four errors in the first game, received two hits from Kelsey DeZalia in the first game.
In the second game, Cobleskill fell behind, 3-0, after four innings.
Kayla Shaw doubled and drove in a run for the Fighting Tigers (13-13), who will travel to SUNYIT at 3 p.m. today for a North Eastern Athletic Conference doubleheader.
Scranton 16, O-State 12Nicole Boylan had three goals, and Caroline Tully, Chelsea Collins and Kiera McNally had two goals apiece for O-State, which lost at home in a non-conference game.
Goals by Boylan, Collins and Tully to start the second cut the Red Dragons’ deficit to 11-9. When Nikki Fioretti scored, Oneonta pulled to 12-10, but that’s as close as it would get.
Deanna Giorno had six goals for Scranton (8-5).
The Red Dragons (8-8) will travel to Oswego at 1 p.m. Saturday to finish their regular season. The winner will earn the fifth and final spot for the SUNY Athletic Conference tournament.
Elmira Spring InvitationalFreshman Eric Kim and junior Travis Deuel shot 83 and 84, respectively, to lead SUNY Cobleskill to a fourth-place finish in the seven-team Elmira Spring Invitational at the par-72 Elmira Country Club.
Kim finished tied for third in the 35-player field. Deuel was tied for fifth.
The Fighting Tigers will compete in the North Eastern Athletic Conference Championships hosted by Penn State Harrisburg on Friday and Saturday at the Dauphin Highlands Golf Club.