The Oneonta Outlaws split a pair of games against squads from Geneva this weekend in New York Collegiate Baseball League play.
On Sunday, the Outlaws dropped a 4-2 decision at the Geneva Twins. The day before, Oneonta beat the Geneva Red Wings, 4-3, in 13 innings at Damaschke Field.
Five Twins pitchers combined to limit the Outlaws to five hits in Sunday’s game. Brian Kraft had two of Oneonta’s hits, including a home run in the third inning that gave the Outlaws a 1-0 lead.
But Geneva scored twice in the sixth inning off of losing pitcher Jacob Cryts to take a 2-1 lead.
Cryts, who struck out seven in seven innings, issued both of his walks with one out in the sixth as Vernon Trice and Cameron Stinson reached base. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch. Trice then scored on Richard Moses groundout to second to tie the score at 1. Andrew Gronski followed with an RBI single that drove in Stinson.
The Twins made it 3-1 in the seventh, when back-to-back singles by Zak Worsley and Brandon Costa left runners on first and third, and Worsley scored on a squeeze bunt by John Dockins.
Oneonta (4-3) got a run back in the top of the eighth. Josh Treff walked to lead off, and Derek Hirsh and Oneonta High senior Chris Pindar followed with singles to load the bases. Treff scored on a groundout by Jake Levine.
Worsley drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth to cap the scoring.
Pindar finished 1-for-4.
In Saturday’s game, the Outlaws’ Ryan Tomita hit an RBI single with one out in the 13th inning to score Hirsch with the winning run. Hirsch opened the inning with a single and advanced to second on Levine’s sacrifice, setting up Tomita’s winning hit.