Anthony Van Fossen threw eight scoreless innings and Ethan Cornelius delivered the big hit in a four-run seventh inning as Oneonta downed Elmira, 5-0, on the road Tuesday.
Van Fossen (2-1) delivered his best performance in four starts this season, keying the Outlaws' first shutout of the year. The Oswego State sophomore struck out six and walked zero while allowing five hits in eight innings. He faced 27 batters and did not allow Elmira to send more than four batters to the plate in any inning.
Ryan Mostoller closed out for the second consecutive game, sending the Pioneers down in order in the bottom of the ninth to give the visitors consecutive wins for the third time this season.
Oneonta also struggled offensively in the early innings as Elmira's Kevin Teschko recorded four hitless innings to start the game. Reliever Matt Busher carried the combined no-hitter through six innings before the Outlaws got on the board in the seventh.
Ben Bianco and Minjae Hong started the inning with a pair of one-out walks before Giordan Cerbo's double drove in Bianco for the game's first run. Cornelius followed with another double, scoring Hong and Cerbo to make the deficit three, and Noah Cabrera singled in Cornelius with two outs for a four-run Outlaws advantage entering the eighth.
Baylin Moore homered for the second consecutive game, leading off the eighth with a solo shot to extend the final deficit to five.
PGCBL All-Star selection Cavan Tully and Hong had the remaining hits as the Outlaws totaled six in the final three innings.
The win gives Oneonta (10-19) three in its last four games and creates a two-game lead over last-place Glens Falls in the PGCBL's East Division. The Outlaws trail first-place Amsterdam (23-6) by 13 games.
Oneonta hosts Mohawk Valley on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m.