Mohawk Valley scored five first-inning runs and did not slow down on the way to a 16-1 win over Oneonta in six innings Tuesday at Damaschke Field.
The DiamondDawgs got all of the offense they would need in the first with five runs on Oneonta starter Josh Hudgins. Justin Guerrera opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly before a CJ Rodriguez RBI single. Kyle Maurice followed with a RBI single of his own before MV No. 9 hitter Luke Turner drove in a pair for a 5-0 deficit.
Hudgins earned two outs in the second before being relieved by Devin Lewis, who earned the third out, but not before another run credited to Hudgins came across. Hudgins (1-3) gave up five hits, four walks and seven runs, all of them earned in 1 2/3 innings.
Lewis threw scoreless innings on either side of a three-run fourth for the DiamondDawgs. Daniel Wade entered in the sixth, and gave up three hits and four walks in a six-run frame that put Mohawk Valley up, 16-1. A scoreless bottom half for Oneonta saw the game conclude after six innings due to a power failure at the stadium.
The Outlaws’ lone run came in the fourth inning after DiamondDawgs starter Roy Robles got two quick outs. Ben Bianco walked and advanced to third on a passed ball before Tim Buchek tripled to left-center field.
The run was the only mark on Robles’ performance as he allowed two hits and four walks while striking out two in five innings. Mike Murray set the Outlaws down in order to close out the sixth.
Reilly Hall had the only other hit for Oneonta. Noah Cabrera, Baylin Moore, Bianco and Buchek each had a walk.
The Outlaws (10-20) look for redemption Thursday at Mohawk Valley with first pitch scheduled for 6:45 p.m.