Zach King’s RBI single with two out in the top of the seventh inning drove in the decisive run as Oneonta High beat Southern Tier Athletic Conference East Division leader Chenango Valley, 4-2, in a baseball game Tuesday.
“This was a quality win for us,” said Joe Hughes, who led OHS to the Class B state title last season.
Chris Pindar started the rally when he was hit by a pitch. He advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on King’s single to give the Yelowjackets a 3-1 lead.
King took second on the late throw to home, setting up Jonathan Vega for an RBI single that capped Oneonta’s scoring.
Winning pitcher Kragh Delello threw an efficient six-hitter through 6 2/3 innings, striking out one and walking none to improve to 4-0. Hughes lifted Delello after the Warriors scored in the seventh and put runners at second and third with two out. Pindar came on in relief to face Matt Personius and earned the save when the CV catcher hit a comebacker for the final out.
OHS (12-6, 10-6) trails CV by two games in the East standings and can only have a chance to qualify for the STAC playoffs if the Warriors (10-4 STAC) lose each of their last two conference games.
Cooperstown 14, M-E 3
Ethan Bliss went 4-for-5 with two doubles and five RBIs to lead Cooperstown to a Center State Conference Division III victory on the road.
James Johnson finished 3-for-4 for Cooperstown, which received two hits apiece from Jack Donnelly and Sawyer Haney. Ray Cabrera struck out three in four innings for the pitching victory.
Cooperstown (8-6, 7-4) ends its regular-season schedule Thursday at Sauquoit Valley.
Hancock 9, Greene 1
Eli Holton finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs to help Hancock win the Midstate Athletic Conference 5-8 Tournament championship game. Holton’s big hit came in the sixth, when his double drove in three runs to make it 8-1.