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Outlaws steal win from Trail Blazers

The Adirondack Trail Blazers hosted the Oneonta Outlaws in a rematch of Sunday’s matinée matchup in Boonville and once again received the short end of the stick, losing 20-8.

Oneonta held the hot bat from the start of the game as Kyle Ruedisili hit a lead-off double and scored on a sacrifice fly by Carter Austin. In the top of the fifth, the Outlaws recorded eight runs on four hits and took advantage of two defensive errors by Adirondack; twelve total batters came to the plate that inning. After a quiet sixth inning, the Outlaws once again sent 12 batters to the plate in the top of the seventh and scored six runs. Three more runs were tacked on in the top of the ninth, including an RBI double from Quin Cotton scoring Derek Kasperzyk.

The Blazers struggled to keep any form of consistent offense going for them. They were able to tie the score 1-1 in the bottom of the first after Kyle Cunningham reached on an error, and bringing in Kenny Collins for the score. Adirondack took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fourth after a two-RBI single from Collins scored Brandon Orbe and CJ Stablein. Mark Venice scored the fourth run off a wild pitch. Justin Lebeck hit a triple in the sixth scoring Paul Piccolino and Cunningham. Lebeck scored after Venice grounded out to the shortstop. Despite their batting efforts, the Blazers were retired quickly at the plate in the final three innings.

Tyler Brown earned his second win of the season for the Outlaws. Aaron Hedgecock earned his second loss.

Adirondack will stay at home Thursday to face the Geneva Red Wings. Oneonta Also plays at home Thursday against the Glens Falls Dragons. The Outlaws and Blazers will next meet on Saturday, July 30, in Oneonta.

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