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July 8, 2013

Outlaws down Salt Cats, 6-4

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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.

Outlaws split

The Outlaws followed a 6-5 loss in eight innings to the Salt Cats on Saturday with an 8-4 victory at Damaschke Field.

Both games were scheduled for seven innings.

In the first game, the Outlaws scored four times in the bottom of the seventh to tie the score at 5. Jake Levine and Oneonta High graduate Chris Pindar had RBI singles during the inning. Pindar scored the tying run an error.

But Syracuse answered with a run off of losing pitcher Reid Van Woert in the eighth.The winning run scored when Cristian Fiorito drew a bases-loaded walk.

Levine and Pindar each had two hits for the Outlaws, who received two hits apiece from Levine, Brandon Stephens and Howard Joe in the second game.

Levine tripled and scored on a single by Pindar during the Outlaws’ four-run first inning, which included a two-run double by Mitch Hollander.

Syracuse rallied to tie the score at 4, but Oneonta took the lead for keeps with a run in the fourth inning. Joe led off the Outlaws’ fourth with a single, went to second on a wild pitch, reached third on a sacrifice bunt by Hollander and scored on a two-out single by Ryan Tomita.

Pindar walked in the fifth and scored on Stephens’ double to make it 6-4. Levine hit a two-run triple in the sixth to cap the scoring.

PGCBL

Elmira 9, Cooperstown 3

Like the Oneonta Outlaws, the Cooperstown Hawkeyes were supposed to play a doubleheader Sunday but only played one Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League game.

The Hawkeyes (11-11) lost to the Elmira Pioneers, 9-3, at Doubleday Field. The second game was postponed by rain. No makeup has been announced.

No other information was available at press time.

Cooperstown is off today before traveling to Amsterdam for a 7:05 p.m. game Tuesday.

Newark 2, Cooperstown 1

Eann Cox struck out 12, walked one and did not allow an earned run over nine innings, but Cooperstown lost Saturday at home in 11 innings.

Newark’s Marshall Harden drew a bases-loaded walk with two out off of losing pitcher Travis Tarleton to score Scott Matthews with the winning run. Matthews doubled with one out in the 11th. He went to third on a groundout before the next two Newark batters were intentionally walked.

The Pilots tied the score at 1 in the ninth. Matthews reached with one out on an error by shortstop Ryan Hanahan. After Sam Fox singled, Max Rosing’s single scored Matthews.

Hanahan’s bases-loaded walk in the second scored Cooperstown’s run. Cameron Day singled to start the inning and went to second on a groundout. Nolan Ray walked, and both runners moved up on an infield single by Josh Wyant with two out.

Wyant finished with two of Cooperstown’s seven hits.

LEGION

Sidney goes 3-0

Sidney’s Legion squad went 3-0 during the Ken Burch Memorial, a wood-bat tournament in Vermont on Saturday and Sunday.

Sidney advanced to the championship game at Castleton State College against the Foothills Thunder out of Glens Falls, but the game was called after four innings because of rain. The score was tied at 0, with Sidney’s Dan Shelton having allowed no hits. Sidney and Glens Falls were declared co-champions.

In its semifinal, Sidney defeated the Vermont Outlaws, 7-1, on Sunday. Winning pitcher Quinn Barnhart threw a no-hitter with seven strikeouts and three walks. Barnhart also went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

During pool play Saturday, Sidney defeated Granville, Vt., 7-5, and the Montreal Titans, 9-4.

Against Granville, Sidney scored three times in the sixth to take a 7-5 lead. Zack Decker’s RBI double tied the score at 5 and Dylan VanPelt followed with a two-run single. Van Pelt finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Decker had two RBIs.

Josh Feyerabend pitched the first 5 1/3 innings. He struck out eight, walked two and allowed five runs. Shelton struck out three over the final 1 2/3 innings to get the victory.

In the win over Montreal, Sidney scored five times in the sixth inning to take a 9-0 lead. Jon Wingate hit a two-run single and Barnhart had an RBI double in the inning. Barnhart and Wingate had two hits and two RBIs apiece. Decker threw a four-hitter with five strikeouts and five walks.

Sidney (8-4) will host Endicott on Wednesday.

Sidney 7, Vermont Outlaws 1

KEN BURCH MEMORIAL

Sunday’s semifinal

at Castleton State College, Vt.

Vermont 001 000 0 – 1 1 5

Sidney 121 111 x – 7 6 1

McHugh (L) and Podiak. Quinn Barnhart (W,2-0) and Lucas DeJoy.

Sidney 7, Granville 5

KEN BURCH MEMORIAL

Saturday’s pool play

at Granville High, Vt.

Granville   000 311 0 – 5 8 0

Sidney   004 003 x – 7 9 0

Hedrichs, Mollis (4), Jameson (5), Kelley (6,L) and Johnson. Josh Feyerabend, Dan Shelton (6,W,2-2) and Lucas DeJoy. 2B: Kelley (G) 2, Zack Decker (S).

Sidney 9, Montreal Titans 4

KEN BURCH MEMORIAL

Saturdays’ pool play

at Granville High, Vt.

Sidney 001 125 0 – 9 8 2

Montreal 000 001 3 – 4 4 1

Zack Decker (W,2-0) and Lucas DeJoy, Dan Shelton (7). Gravel, Masson (5) and Dupis. 2B: Dupis (M), Billy Kozak (S), Quinn Barnhart (S), Lucas DeJoy (S).

Oneonta goes 1-2

Oneonta Post 259 capped play in the Frederick Wood-Bat Tournament in Maryland with a 7-3 pool-play victory over Woodsboro, Md., on Saturday.

The Green Wave dropped a pair of pool-play games Friday, falling by scores of 8-6 and 7-3 to Funkstown, Md., and Calvert, Md., respectively.

On Sunday, Oneonta took a 4-2 lead after scoring three runs in the third inning. David Wright’s two-run triple highlighted the inning. Wright, Ben Moxley, Zach Pidgeon and Josh Garufi had two hits apiece for the Green Wave.

Winning pitcher Matt Bitzer allowed no earned runs over five innings. He walked one and struck out none. Mark Giallanzo allowed one run on two hits over the final two innings. He had one strikeout.

Oneonta rallied for five runs in the bottom of the fifth against Funkstown, a game called after five innings because the game reached its two-hour limit.

Trailing, 8-1, heading into the bottom of the fifth, Moxley’s two-run triple made it 8-3. Wright tripled in a run to make it 8-5 and scored on an error to bring Oneonta to 8-6. The Green Wave then loaded the bases before the inning ended.

Giallanzo had half of Oneonta’s six hits in the loss to Calvert.

The Green Wave (13-11) will play Oxford-Norwich in a District Six game at 6 p.m. today at Oneonta High.

Oneonta 7, Woodsboro 3

FREDERICK TOURNAMENT

Saturday pool play

Oneonta   103 001 2 – 7 12 3

Woodsboro   200 000 1 – 3 6 0

Matt Bitzer (W,4-2), Mark Giallanzo (6,S,1) and Peter Brunetta, Zach King (5). Paul Kutchey, Joey Humberton (2,L), Kevin Cool (4), Aaron Clegg (5), James Smith (6) and Carl Howard. 2B: Mark Giallanzo (O), David Wright (O), Collin Watt (W). 3B: David Wright (O).

Funkstown 8, Oneonta 6

FREDERICK TOURNAMENT

Friday pool play

Funkstown   400 31 – 8 8 3

Oneonta   100 05 – 6 7 0

Ty Custer, Nick Blake (3,W), Taylor Shank (5,S) and Dylan Bickford. David Wright (L,2-1), Ben Payton (2), Collin Neer (4) and Matt Bitzer, Peter Brunetta (4). 2B: Ben Payton (O), Alex Miller (F), Tom Hartsock (F), Cole Conrad (F), Josh Basson (F). 3B: Ben Moxley (O), David Wright (O).

Calvert 7, Oneonta 3

FREDERICK TOURNAMENT

Friday pool play

Oneonta   300 000 0 – 3 6 3

Calvert   204 100 x – 7 7 2

Zach Pidgeon (L,2-1), Connor Tavarone (5) and Peter Brunetta, Matt Bitzer (5). David Castro (W) and Tim LaBriola. 2B: John Geheike (Cal). 3B: Tim LaBriola (Cal), Brian Porticco (Cal).