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Flames Get Dramatic Win In Pitchers' Duel

06/14/2017 9:55 PM -

Onondaga, N.Y. - The Onondaga Flames (4-5) defeated the Oneonta Outlaws (2-8) in walk-off fashion with a 1-0 victory on Wednesday night.

The Flames scored the only run of the game on Webb Little’s (Ithaca College) sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning.  Little ended the day with no hits but one RBI.  Camillo Spinoso (LeMoyne College) led off the inning with a walk then stole second and reached third on a wild pitch before crossing the plate on the sac fly.

Both pitching staffs held the offenses scoreless for the first eight innings of play.  For Onondaga, starter Emmett Dunn (St. Lawrence University) threw seven of those scoreless innings.  The Ithaca transfer finished the day with eight strikeouts while allowing five hits and no runs. 

On Oneonta’s side starter Jake Hershman (Wofford College) went eight shutout innings while giving up four hits.  Hershman also struck out seven batters.

Oneonta replaced Hershman in the bottom of the ninth with Ben Rhodes (Siena College) after Rhodes pinch hit for catcher Marcus White (Virginia Tech) in the top of the ninth.  Rhodes walked Spinoso to lead off the inning but struck out Sam Little (Ithaca College) for the first out.

Jason Wasilnak (St. John Fisher) replaced Rhodes after he walked Trey Baur (Cornell University).  Wasilnak then threw a wild pitch to put Spinoso at third and Baur at second with Webb Little at the plate.  Little then sent the next pitch to deep center and plated Spinoso with the sacrifice.

The winning pitcher was Matt Bowman (SUNY Broome) who came in and got the Flames’ final two outs in the top of the ninth.  Bowman is now 2-0 on the season.

Rhodes was given the loss after just one-third of an inning pitched.  He is now 0-1.

The Flames will have a chance to get to .500 as they host the Elmira Pioneers (5-5).  The Outlaws will head back to Oneonta to host the Geneva Red Wings (7-3) tomorrow.



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