John Mikolaicyk allowed one hit and struck out 12 as Oneonta defeated Chenango, 10-0, in five innings Tuesday in Legion baseball.
The RIT sophomore improved to 4-0 on the season, pitching all five innings and giving up one walk.
"He's really been playing well," Green Wave coach Mike Jester said. "He was dominant with the fastball tonight, he didn't have to use too much offspeed stuff. It's a good, live fastball and he's gotten even stronger since last year."
Four Oneonta hitters recorded multiple hits as the Green Wave totaled 10 hits without committing an error. Sophomores Aidan Breakey and Tanner Russin, as well as Mikolaicyk, each went 2-for-3 with a RBI, while Ryan Packard was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Packard's RBIs came on a three-run home run in a four-run fourth inning that made the deficit 9-0.
"Ryan's blow was a back-breaker," Jester said. "Then with Breakey and Russin hitting the ball and running the bases, it's a positive note for the young guys to keep improving."
The Green Wave scored two in the second inning and three in the third before hitting double digits with one in the fifth.
Oneonta (9-6) hosts Endicott at Oneonta High School Wednesday at 6 p.m.
Saugerties 5, Oneonta 4
Dillon Lifrieri's two-RBI single in the bottom of the eighth helped the Stallions stave off a late Outlaws surge Tuesday night in Saugerties.
Trailing, 4-3, after Oneonta erased with 3-0 deficit with runs in three straight innings, Saugerties' Tyler Kelder reached on a dropped third strike with one out. Noah Ledford singled, and Lifrieri singled to give the hosts the lead.
The Outlaws went down in order in the ninth to lose a close game for the second consecutive night after falling to Glens Falls, 12-7, Monday in another come-from-behind affair.
Ryan Mostoller (0-2) took the loss for Oneonta, allowing two hits and two earned runs while striking out three in 1 1/3 innings.
Outlaw starter Cole Fancher did not earn a decision, allowing two earned runs and four hits in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked three before being relieved by Rick Burroni in the fifth.
After a slow start, the Oneonta offense erased the early deficit with runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. In the sixth, Mike Casaleggio led off with a walk before Cavan Tully doubled. Leading hitter John Rhodes helped his .339 average with a two-RBI single that cut the Saugerties advantage to one.
The seventh saw Matt Pagano single in Giordan Cerbo with the bases loaded an one out. The Outlaws failed to take further advantage, entering the eighth tied. Oneonta did take control in the eighth as Cerbo drove in Ben Bianco after his leadoff walk, but Saugerties erased the advantage in the bottom of the frame.
Rhodes, Tully and Jared Payne were 2-for-4 to pace the Outlaws. Reilly Hall, Pagano, and Cerbo each had one hit.
Oneonta (7-12) hosts Elmira on Wednesday at Damaschke Field.
Oneonta 10, Chenango 0
Oneonta ...... 023 41 – 10 10 0
Chenango ...... 000 00 – 0 1 3
John Mikolaicyk (W, 4-0) and Cameron Neer. Nate Thorpe (L), Colin Grant (5) and J.T. Vinal.
2B: Tanner Russin (O) 2, John Mikolaicyk (O), Cole Platt (O); HR: Ryan Packard.