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May 4, 2013

Pindar homers, but OHS falls short

Staff Report

Chris Pindar hit his third home run of the season, but a late rally by Oneonta High fell short in an 11-10 Southern Tier Athletic Conference baseball loss to visiting Chenango Forks on Friday.

Trailing, 11-4, in the bottom of the sixth with one out, Chris Pindar lined a three-run homer that cleared the left field fence that scored Collin Neer and Jonathan Vega.

“It was a line drive home run” OHS coach Joe Hughes said of Pindar’s homer.

With one out in the bottom of the seventh, Conor Tavarone doubled and Tyler Horne followed with a walk.

Neer then doubled to score Tavarone to make it 11-8.

After Vega popped out, Zach King reached on an error as Horne scored to make it 11-9. Matt Bitzer also reached on an error as OHS closed to 11-10.

Noah Sheehan then hit a deep drive to center, but Justin Lake made a diving catch to end it.

“A lot of people thought that ball was going to drop” Hughes said.

Jacob Stone and Andrew Ziegenfus combined for seven of the Blue Devils’ 10 hits. Stone finished with a double and four hits. Ziegenfus also doubled.

Oneonta (8-5, 6-5), which lost two straight, will host Susquehanna Valley on Saturday.

Sidney 16, Greene 1

Winning pitcher Nate McDonald struck out five, walked one and allowed three hits over six innings to lead host Sidney to Midstate Athletic Conference victory.

Teammate Matt Fischer finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs, including a two-run single in the fifth inning. Damian Zimmer contributed two RBIs and went 3-for-4 for the Warriors.

Kurt Bartholomew went 2-for-2 with a double to lead the Trojans (9-7, 5-6).

Sidney (12-4, 9-2) will play Cooperstown on Monday at Doubleday Field.

Jefferson 12, Gilboa 1

Jim Reeves struck out 14 and walked one to lead Jefferson to a Delaware League victory on the road. “He came with the fastball and kept us off balance” Gilboa coach Brien Ross said of Reeves.

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