Hall, Hong key Outlaws in 6-4 win over Albany

Reilly Hall hit a two-run home run and Minjae Hong drove in a pair of runs as Oneonta scored four runs in the sixth inning of a 6-4 win over Albany Thursday at Damaschke Field.

Trailing, 3-1, Oneonta took the lead for the first time as Hong's single to right field plated Noah Cabrera and Baylin Moore after Cabrera led off the inning with a single and Moore walked.

Giordan Cerbo struck out for the second out of the inning before Hall's blast plated Hong and made the Outlaws' advantage 5-3 entering the seventh. The hit gave Hall at least one in five consecutive games.

Hong continued to produce in the seventh as Oneonta answered a lone Albany tally in the top of the frame. His one-out single again scored Cabrera, who came around three times in the game, and returned the deficit to two. Hong finished 3-for-4 with a three RBIs and a run.

The other Outlaws run came in the second inning as Ben Bianco singled in Cabrera.

Oneonta starter Josh Hudgins put together a solid start after giving up a pair of earned runs in the top of the first. The Georgia sophomore held the Pioneers without a hit in three consecutive innings, totaling three strikeouts and five walks before being replaced by Walker Sutman with two outs in the fifth.

Rick Burroni opened the sixth for the Outlaws and allowed single runs in the sixth and the seventh, pitching a scoreless eighth as Oneonta surged ahead. Ryan Mostoller allowed a pair of Pioneers to reach base in the ninth, but earned the save with a scoreless frame.

Cabrera finished with two hits for Oneonta, while Jared Payne, Cavan Tully, and Bianco each had one. Cleanup hitter John Rhodes, who was named Most Valuable Player of the PGCBL All-Star Game Wednesday, was 0-for-4 with a walk.

The Outlaws (12-24) remain one game ahead of the last-place Glens Fall Dragons (11-25) in the east division standings, and host Mohawk Valley Friday at 7:05 p.m.