Seventeen hits plus six errors was not an equation that favored Oneonta High’s baseball team Tuesday.
It added up to a 12-3 Southern Tier Athletic Conference loss to visiting Susquehanna Valley.
The Sabers scored in every inning but the seventh.
“They squared balls up as well as anyone has against us,” OHS coach Joe Hughes said. “They had 17 hits and it seemed like every one of them was right on the button. We had a tough time getting outs.”
The Yellowjackets (9-9, 7-9) pulled to 3-2 on a two-run double by Conor Tavarone in the second inning, but SV scored once in the third inning and three more in the fourth inning, when Jimmy Mitchell hit a two-run double.
Mitchell hit two doubles as part of a four-hit day. David Matthews and Justin Caroway contributed three hits each for the Sabers.
Peter Brunetta and Tyler Tremain hit doubles for OHS, which will next play in sectionals. The Yellowjackets have made it to the Section Four Class B final the past three years. They lost to CV in the 2011 final and then rallied to beat CV in the 2012 final en route to winning a state championship.
Last season, OHS lost, 6-4, to Waverly in the final despite three home runs by Chris Pindar.
The seeding meeting will take place this morning.
West Canada 19, Cooperstown 3
Winning pitcher Josh Sudakon scattered eight hits, and doubled and tripled to lead host West Canada Valley in the Center State Conference.
“They hit the ball a lot and they hit it hard,” Cooperstown coach Frank Miosek said. “Our defense didn’t give our pitchers much support.”
Cooperstown made six errors.
Riley Hall went 2-for-4, including an RBI single in Cooperstown’s three-run seventh inning.
Cooperstown (3-10, 2-8) will host Sauquoit Valley today. West Canada (7-6) is 4-4 in conference play.