Zach King’s two-out single drove in Chris Pindar with the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as visiting Oneonta High defeated Owego, 3-2, Monday in a Southern Tier Athletic Conference baseball game.
Pindar doubled to left before King’s at-bat.
“That would have been single for most guys,” OHS coach Joe Hughes said of Pindar’s double. “Chris’ speed got him into scoring position for Zach.”
The Yellowackets (10-5, 8-5) also had two-out RBI singles in the first and second innings.
King had the RBI single in the first inning and Collin Neer drove home Oneonta’s run in the second inning.
Junior pitcher Kragh Delello (3-0) earned the win for Oneonta, two days after hitting his first varsity homer in an 18-3 win over Susquehanna Valley.
In the fifth inning, Delello worked out of a two-out, bases-loaded jam, inducing a flyball from Owego’s Steve Rando, who doubled earlier in the game. Delello retired the side in order in the sixth and seventh innings.
“He pitched out of jams early and settled in pretty good as the game went on,” Hughes said of Delello, who allowed no earned runs, struck out four and walked four. “He did what good pitchers do, he gave his team a chance to win.”
Oneonta will host STAC Central Division-leading Seton Catholic Central on Wednesday.
Cooperstown 8, Sidney 7
Sawyer Haney’s bases-loaded single in the eighth inning drove home the winning run in Cooperstown’s non-league win at Doubleday Field.
“My kids just didn’t fold,” Cooperstown coach Frank Miosek said. “It was our first game at Doubleday and I think the presence of Doubleday allowed us to come alive and get a morale-boosting victory against a good team.”
Winning pitcher Scott Curtis reached on an error to start the eighth. He went to third on Jack Donnelly’s double off the fence in the left. After an intentional walk to Nico Knull, Haney singled sharply down the third-base line.