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June 10, 2013

Outlaws off to 1-1 start

Staff Report

A so-so start to the Oneonta Outlaws' New York Collegiate Baseball League season opened with a 6-0 victory over the Sherrill Silversmiths on Saturday at Damaschke Field.

On Sunday, visiting Sherrill earned an 8-4 victory.

In Saturday's season opener, Oneonta High senior Chris Pindar went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and winning pitcher Matthew Milburn struck out 11 in a two-hitter.

The Outlaws scored four times in the first inning against losing pitcher Collin Laguzza, who allowed five runs — two earned — over two innings.

Brian Kraft, Brandon Stephens and Pindar hit RBI doubles in the first inning.

Evan Harasta's RBI double in the second inning made it 5-0.

Oneonta State-bound Pindar, who hit a team-record seven home runs this spring for the Yellowjackets, doubled and scored in the sixth inning to cap the scoring.

Milburn allowed no hits after Dylin Eschenburg's single in the third inning. He finished with two walks.

Oneonta High graduate Sean Getman went 0-for-1 for the Outlaws.

Nate Eastman, an OHS grad, went 0-for-3 for Sherrill. Eastman will join Pindar at O-State in the spring of 2014.

On Sunday, the Outlaws committed three errors that led to three unearned runs for the Silversmiths.

Three walks issued by winning pitcher Josh Griffith in the first inning helped Oneonta take a 2-0 lead. Joe Howard and Spencer Duffie had RBI groundouts in the inning, which also included a single by Getman, who finished 1-for-4.

Sherrill answered with four runs in the second. Richard Guglielmi hit a two-run double off of losing pitcher Luke Crumley. Two more runs scored on an error by shortstop Ryan Tomito.

Oneonta closed to 4-3 in the bottom of the second on Tomito's RBI single.

Michael Bunal and Michael Escanilla hit RBI singles in the fifth inning as Sherrill took a 6-3 lead. Sherrill scored single runs in the seventh and eighth innings.

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