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July 3, 2013

Outlaws fall, 2-1, to Geneva

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Oneonta High graduate Chris Pindar doubled and scored Oneonta’s lone run, but the Outlaws stranded 11 base runners in a 2-1 New York Collegiate Baseball League loss to the Geneva Twins on Tuesday before an announced crowd of 2,982 at Damaschke Field.

Pindar doubled with two outs in the third inning and scored on Brian Kraft’s single to give Oneonta a 1-0 lead. Pindar finished 1-for-5 and is batting .286.

Geneva scored both of its runs in the sixth inning off of losing pitcher Jacob Cryts, who pitches for Division I Binghamton University.

Daniel Iturrey led of the Twins’ sixth with a single. Michael Roman then reached on an error by shortstop Derek Hirsch as Iturrey advanced to second.

Kirby Campbell then singled to load the bases. Josh Cassidy tied the score with an RBI groundout and Zachary Fowler drove home the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly.

Cryts worked six innings, allowing two runs – one earned – on five hits. He struck out five and walked one.

The Outlaws received two-out hits from Jake Levine and Hirsch in the ninth inning, but Pindar grounded to short to end it.

Levine, Kraft and Heath Holder had two hits apiece for the Outlaws (9-8), who will travel to Geneva to play the Twins in a doubleheader, beginning at 4 p.m. today.

NYCBL All-Stars

The Outlaws had six players picked to play in the New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star game, which will start at 7 p.m. July 9 at McDonough Park in Geneva.

Three Outlaws – right-handed pitchers Luke Crumley and Cory Kafka, and outfielder Brian Kraft – will play for the Roberto’s Kids squad. The other three – right-handed pitcher Brandon Agar, catcher Brandon Stephens and second baseman Jake Levine – will play for Second Impact. Outlaws manager Joe Hughes will serve as a coach for Second Impact.

Crumley is 2-0 with a 2.04 ERA. He has 21 strikeouts over 22 innings.

Kafka has yet to allow an earned run this season over 14 1/3 innings. He has struck out 16 and walked three.

Kraft’s .304 average includes a team-best 12 RBIs. He also has five doubles and one home run.

Agar leads the Outlaws with four saves. Over 14 2/3 innings, he has 18 strikeouts while compiling an 0.61 ERA. Agar has walked one batter this season.

Stephens is hitting .267 with three doubles and a triple.

Levine leads the Outlaws in hitting (.333), runs (nine) and walks (11). He also has three triples and two doubles.

PGCBL

Cooperstown splits

The Cooperstown Hawkeyes split a Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader at Albany, winning the first game, 9-6, before dropping the second, 6-4.

No other information was available.

The Hawkeyes (10-8) will host the Elmira Pioneers in a doubleheader that begins at 4:05 p.m. today.