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June 3, 2014

Outlaws' NYCBL season-opener suspended in first inning


The Oneonta Outlaws barely got out of the driveway Monday night.

Defending New York Collegiate Baseball League champion Oneonta scored two runs in the top of the first inning before heavy rains forced its opener against the host Geneva Red Wings to be suspended.

The game will be completed June 30 – the next time the Outlaws visit Geneva. The completion of Monday's game will be a nine-inning game that starts at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by the regularly-scheduled game, which will go seven innings.

Ramon Osuna Sanchez hit an RBI double off the right-field wall to score Cameron Crawford with the game's first run. The Outlaws had four hits in the first inning.

Outlaws manager Joe Hughes said left-hander Jeremy Roberts will pitch tonight, when the Outlaws travel to play the Cortland Crush at 7 p.m.

Roberts was scheduled to pitch Monday, but he only threw four warm-up pitches for the rains came and ended things before Geneva could hit in the bottom of the first. The game was called at 7:15 p.m.

Last season, the Outlaws went 29-16 and earned its second NYCBL title in three seasons by sweeping the Hornell Dodgers in the championship series.

Following an off day Wednesday, the Outlaws will travel to play the Sherrill Silversmiths at 5 p.m. Thursday. Oneonta will then open the home portion of its schedule at 7 p.m. Friday against the Silversmiths at Damaschke Field. The Outlaws and Silversmiths also will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at Damaschke.

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