06/28/2017 9:49 PM
ONEONTA, N.Y. - The Outlaws took the field Wednesday night in hopes of snapping a three-game losing streak, but fell short as they left the tying runs on base in the bottom of the ninth, allowing the Albany Dutchmen to secure a 7-5 victory.
Cal Lawrence (Binghamton University) started on the hill for Oneonta and faced Albany batters that came prepared to swing; in the second inning, the Dutchmen strung together 5 hits to take an early lead. Lawrence (1-1) would go 4.1 innings and give up 4 runs on 10 hits while adding 2 K’s.
Oneonta would answer with two runs of their own in the third, Parker Haberstroh (Northeast Miss. C.C.) led the inning off with a double and with two outs in the inning, Brendan Brundage (USC Upstate) hit an RBI double scoring Haberstroh from second. Brundage would score later in the inning on an error made by Albany’s first baseman.
The Outlaws would continue to rally and battle back and cut the lead as they continued to score one run in the bottom of the fourth, fifth, and sixth inning. Entering the seventh inning stretch, the Outlaws and Dutchmen were tied 5-5, with a leadoff walk by Griffen Herrera (Azusa Pacific) he would later score in the inning contributed by an Oneonta error. Brad Gneiting (Rice University) would also score later in the inning on Trace Tyre’s (Ole Miss) single.
Matt Deans (USC Sumter) relieved Lawrence and went 3.2 innings allowing 3 runs on 2 hits. Andrew Workman (Quinnipiac University) would also see some time as he shut the ninth inning down, giving up no runs on no hits.
The Oneonta Outlaws will hit the road and go to Amsterdam as they take on the Mohawks, first pitch at 7pm.