The Daily Star
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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.
Curtis, a freshman, held Sidney scoreless in the seventh and eighth innings to earn his first varsity victory.
Donnelly, Haney and freshman Ray Cabrera had two hits apiece for Cooperstown, which received an RBI single from Ethan Bliss during a three-run sixth inning that tied the score at 7.
Noah McKee had four hits and Billy Kozak contributed two hits for Sidney.
Cooperstown (5-5) will host Westmoreland on Wednesday.
Franklin, Laurens split
Mitchel Barra scored the winning run for Laurens in the sixth inning as the Leopards won the game, 10-9, after dropped the first game, 9-2, in a Tri-Valley League doubleheader at Franklin.
Both games were scheduled for five innings.
In the second game, Barra reached base on a one-out walk in the sixth inning and advanced to third on an error by Franklin’s center fielder. After an intentional walk loaded the bases, Barra scored on a passed ball.
Laurens tied the score with a four-run fourth inning highlighted by a David Fraser two-run single. Fraser was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs.
Zach McNeilly and Derek Beers had three hits and two RBIs apiece for Franklin in its win in the first game.
With the split both teams’ records move to 3-8.
Franklin will host Gilbertsville-Mount Upton on Thursday.
Unatego 19, Walton 4
Tyler Butler’s two-hit day included a grand slam in the sixth inning as visiting Unatego completed an unbeaten through Midstate Athletic Conference opponents.
Butler scored four times and had four RBIs, and teammate Quinn Barnhart contributed a home run in the fourth inning.
Jon Wingate had three hits and scored three times for the Spartans, who went 11-0 against MAC opponents.
Joe Sinistore had two hits and scored once for Walton (3-9, 2-9), which will host Afton today in a 9-12 MAC mini-tournament game.
Brookfield 22, Edmeston 6
Preston Reilly and Kevin Abrams homered to pace a 14-hit attack as visiting Brookfield won a non-league game shortened to five innings because of the 15-run rule.
Garrett Gott hit a three-run double in the second inning and Bryan Head had a two-run double in the fifth for Edmeston (10-4), which will travel to Morris today. Head finished 2-for-3.