Four runs in eighth lift Adirondack over Outlaws

The Outlaws allowed four runs in the bottom of the eighth to break a 2-2 tie and lose for the fifth time in six outings, falling to Adirondack, 6-2, on the road Wednesday.

Vincent Cimini and Jarret Hall opened the frame with singles for the Trail Blazers before Oneonta reliever Ashton Sturgell got the first out via strikeout. Adirondack answered with a RBI single by Chris Rotondo before Ben Brooks singled in two for a three-run Adirondack advantage.

Jonathan Sylvester entered for Sturgell with one out, but Kevin Ferrer's double scored a fourth run in the inning and created a 6-2 edge for the Trail Blazers (3-9).

Sturgell (0-2) took the loss, allowing six hits and four runs in 1 1/3 innings.

Oneonta took the lead in the fourth, scoring twice as Reilly Hall's one-out home run also plated Tim Buchek. It was the first home run of the season for Hall.

That lead was erased in the fifth. Jarret Hall led off the bottom of the inning with a home run off Outlaws starter Josh Hudgins, and Ferrer recorded a RBI double with two out.

Hudgins allowed two earned runs, three walks and three hits while striking out five in 4 2/3 innings.

Cavan Tully, John Rhodes, Buchek, Hall and Mike Casaleggio each had one of Oneonta's five hits. Rhodes' hit gave him at least one in eight of the last nine games in which he has appeared. He is third on the team with a .326 average.

Oneonta (5-10) is last in the PGCBL East standings, seven games behind leaders Amsterdam (11-2). The Outlaws visit Saugerties on Friday at 7:05 p.m.