Even with a loss Monday night, Oneonta Post 259's Legion baseball team still won the initial Broome County Hall of Fame Tournament at Conlon Field in Binghamton.

The Green Wave fell, 10-7, to Binghamton Post 80, but because of a tiebreaker they won the championship.

Endicott Post 82 and Windsor Post 571 had to forfeit out of the tournament on Sunday, because they had to play regular-season Broome County Legion. The same day, Oneonta defeated Binghamton Post 80, 16-7, in the winners' bracket final to move to 3-0 for the tournament.

Because of the forfeits, Oneonta and Binghamton played again Monday in the final. The teams agreed that fewest runs allowed would be the tiebreaker, so Binghamton would have needed to beat Oneonta by nine runs to earn the title.

With the score tied going into the bottom of the sixth inning, Binghamton's Nate Jones hit a two-run homer to right off losing pitcher Jon Wolfanger to give Post 80 a 9-7 lead.

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Oneonta (10-7) scored four times in the top of the first. Matt Marcewicz hit an RBI double and Jack Benjamin contributed a two-run single in the inning.

"Then we forgot we had to play defense," Green Wave coach Mike Jester said. "All (seven) runs in the first two inning were unearned on six Oneonta errors. It was mostly fielding. The infielders made a lot of errors. We just didn't play very well."

Binghamton scored twice in the first inning and five more in the second to take a 7-4 lead.

Oneonta tied it with three runs in the fifth.

Marcewicz hit a two-run single in the inning. He finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs and teammate Larry Jankowski had two hits.

The Green Wave plays Cooperstown at 6 p.m. today at Neahwa Park Field 6.

Binghamton 10, Oneonta 7


Championship at Conlon Field

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Mike Tietjen, Jon Wolfanger (6,L,0-2) and Matt Marcewicz. Jack Hill (W) and Connor Grogan. 2B _ Max Jones (B), Anthony Nicholas (B) 2, Matt Marcewicz (O). HR _ Nate Jones (B).

Sidney 6, Tri-Valley 3

Cody Rose doubled in two runs and Brett Hauber hit a two-run home run in Sidney's Legion baseball win over visiting Tri-Valley.

Clair Tompkins' two-run single in the fourth inning gave Tri-Valley a 3-1 lead.

Sidney answered with three runs in the fifth, when Rose hit his two-run double and Dalton Smith contributed an RBI single as part of a 3-for-3 day at the plate.

Hauber capped the scoring with his two-run homer to left in the sixth.

Winning pitcher Devon Bedient scattered five hits.

Nick Davoulas went 2-for-3 for Tri-Valley.

Sidney (5-1) plays at Walton on Wednesday.


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Cody Hall (L) and Luke Hall. Devon Bedient (W) and Dalton Smith. 2B _ Cody Rose (S). HR _ Brett Hauber (S).

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