The Daily Star
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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.
Joe Quagliano went 3-for-5 with two RBIs for the J-Hawks, who also received two hits apiece from James Quagliano, Nate Jonker, Isaac Anderson, Reeves and Nick Smith.
Losing pitcher Hunter Grace struck out seven for a Gilboa team that made six errors. Christian Cooper had two hits, an RBI and a double for the Wildcats.
Gilboa (4-6) will play a non-league game at Margaretville on Tuesday.
Stamford 11, Roxbury 6
Winning pitcher Erik Ehrhart struck out 15 and walked one to lead host Stamford to Delaware League win.
Matt Anderson finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs for Stamford.
Spencer Hinkley paced Roxbury with two hits. Dakota Caronia and Jacob Davis finished with RBI double and RBI single respectively.
Stamford (9-2, 7-1) is at Windham on Tuesday, with the winner earning the Upper Division title.
B-G 9, Afton 2
Austin Bauerle struck out 14 and walked none in a four-hitter as visiting Bainbridge-Guilford won in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Bauerle, who struck out nine over the final four innings, also finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Batterymate Tyler Ouimet finished 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Josh Davy and Ricky Parsons both had RBI singles and Connor Graven-Briggs tripled for the Crimson Knights (3-12, 2-9), who will play at Walton on Saturday.
Harpursville 8, Deposit 0
Jon Arnold’s no-hitter included seven strikeouts as Harpursville won on the road in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
“He kept the ball in the zone all night,” Deposit coach Terry Raymond said of Arnold. “We flat out hit the ball to them.”
Devon Dean and Justin Koranka each went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Harpursville.
Deposit (6-8) is off until the MAC mini-tournament Wednesday.
UV 18, Delhi 3
Mason Alford and Brendan Brooker had two hits apiece to lead Unadilla Valley to a road win in the MAC.
Alford scored three runs and Brooker drove in three for the Storm, who scored in every inning after the first.
Brian Hannigan (run) and Brandon Mole’ (RBI) each had two hits for the Bulldogs (2-10, 1-9), who will play in the MAC 9-12 Tournament on Wednesday against an opponent to be determined. Delhi coach Fred Barkalow said the pairings for the MAC tournaments should be set by Monday.
Hamilton 3, Cooperstown 2
Ethan Bliss took the pitching loss as Cooperstown (4-5, 4-4) lost a Center State Conference game to visiting Hamilton (9-2, 7-2).
No other information was available at press time.
Cooperstown hosts Sidney for a non-league game Monday.