Ben Mauseth continued his strong start to the New York Collegiate Baseball League season as the Grand Canyon University sophomore went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI to lead the Oneonta Outlaws to a 10-3 victory over the Sherrill Silversmiths in their home opener Friday at Damaschke Field.
Mauseth homered, drove in five runs and stole two bases in his first full game in an Outlaws uniform Thursday, when defending NYCBL champion Oneonta opened its season with a 6-1 win at Sherrill (2-3).
On Friday, Mauseth singled in the third and eighth innings to stay atop the Outlaws’ batting-average leaders at .556. The starting shortstop also stole three more bases, drew an intentional walk and scored in the seventh and eighth innings as Oneonta’s leadoff batter.
Second baseman Matthew Bolger (University of South Alabama) and first baseman Ramon Osuna Sanchez (College of Charleston), who also homered Thursday, hit RBI doubles to spark a three-run sixth inning that tied the score.
A one-out triple by catcher Kyle Brennan (University of Buffalo) set Oneonta up for three more runs in the seventh. Mauseth followed his intentional walk with a stolen base to put both runners in scoring position for Daniel Fickas (University of SC-Upstate), whose grounder to third was misplayed. Brennan and Mauseth scored on the miscue, which allowed Fickas to reach second.
An RBI single by Cameron Crawford (University of North Georgia) drove in Fickas to make it 6-3 and chased Sherrill starting pitcher Zachary Vennaro.
The Outlaws followed with four more runs on five singles in the eighth. Matt Haggerty (Grand Canyon University), Frank D’Agostino (Temple University) and Taylor Jones (University of North Georgia) opened the bottom of the eighth with consecutive singles off reliever Daniel Jarrell. D’Agostino’s single drove in Haggerty, who stole second before making it 7-3.