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July 8, 2013

Outlaws down Salt Cats, 6-4

Staff Report

More rain and lightning led to another postponement for the Oneonta Outlaws on Sunday.

But the Outlaws did get a game in Sunday. They defeated the Syracuse Salt Cats, 6-4, in eight innings in the first game of a scheduled New York Collegiate Baseball League doubleheader at Damaschke Field.

The teams played 1 1/2 innings of the second game, with Oneonta High graduate Mike Calkins on the mound for the Outlaws. But with the Salt Cats leading, 2-0, the game was called before the Outlaws batted in the second inning. A makeup date for the second game has not been announced.

Calkins, a left-hander who helped the University of Tampa to an NCAA Division II title during his freshman season this past spring, struck out four, walked two and allowed two runs on one hit over two innings.

Both games of the doubleheader were scheduled for seven innings.

In the first game, the Outlaws scored twice in the eighth inning to beat the Salt Cats, who played as the home team because the game was originally scheduled at Syracuse.

Brian Kraft’s double scored Jake Levine, who walked to start the inning, to give Oneonta a 5-4 lead. Josh Treff contributed an RBI single later in the inning to make it a two-run spread.

Brandon Agar threw three innings of scoreless relief for the pitching victory.

Kraft and Howard Joe had three hits apiece, and Treff and Mitch Hollander each had two hits as Oneonta amassed 13.

The Outlaws (15-9) are off today. Six Oneonta players will take part in the NYCBL All-Star game at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Geneva. Right-handed pitchers Luke Crumley and Corey Kafka, along with outfielder Kraft, will represent the Outlaws on the Roberto’s Kids roster. 

Outlaws manager Joe Hughes will serve as a coach for the Second Impact squad, which features right-handed pitcher Agar, catcher Stephens and second baseman Jake Levine.

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