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July 12, 2013

Milburn's two-hitter leads Outlaws

Staff Report

Matt Milburn threw his second two-hit shutout of the season and Oneonta High graduate Chris Pindar had two hits to lead the Oneonta Outlaws to a 5-0 New York Collegiate Baseball League victory over the visiting Rochester Ridgemen on Thursday.

Milburn, a right-hander from Wofford College, struck out six and walked none. He allowed a two-out single to Josh Davis in the first inning and a leadoff single to Ben Cicero in the ninth. Between, he retired 22 consecutive batters. Davis and Cicero were the lone Ridgemen to reach base.

In his first start of the season, Milburn struck out 11 and walked two in a two-hit shutout over Sherrill, a game the Outlaws won, 6-0, on June 8.

Milburn is 3-1 with a 2.13 ERA this season.

The Outlaws (16-10) scored in the first inning off of losing pitcher John Kinney. Jake Levine singled with one out and stole second. After Brian Kraft walked, both runners moved up on a wild pitch. Levine scored on Heath Holder’s sacrifice fly to right.

Oneonta made it 2-0 in the fourth. Spencer Duffie singled with one out, stole second and scored on Mitch Hollander’s single.

In the fifth, Kraft reached second on a two-base throwing error by Kinney. He scored on a two-out single by Holder to make it 3-0.

Oneonta capped the scoring with two runs in the seventh. Pindar singled to start the inning. He advanced to third when Levine reached on a two-base error by first baseman by Nick Oddo. Pindar scored on a double-play groundout by Holder and Levine scored on a single by Josh Treff.

Hollander also had two hits for the Outlaws, who finished with 10 hits.

Oneonta will travel to play the Niagara Power at 7 tonight.

PGCBLCooperstown swept

The Cooperstown Hawkeyes dropped a doubleheader to Watertown in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League at Doubleday Field.

Cooperstown lost the first game, 8-5, and dropped the second, 8-0.

No other information was available at press time.

The Hawkeyes (11-15), who are last in the four-team East Division, will play at Mohawk Valley at 5 p.m. today.

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