The Oneonta Outlaws have company in second place of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
Oneonta's four-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday, when the visiting Newark Pilots earned a 4-3 victory at Damaschke Field to pull even with the Outlaws at 11-7 on the season.
The two teams sit four games behind Amsterdam, which beat the Albany Dutchmen, 9-3, on Wednesday to improve to 15-3.
Oneonta starter Taylor Hicks fell to 0-2 after allowing four runs _ three earned _ on eight hits in six innings. Newark scored the decisive run in the sixth on throwing error from the outfield.
Jeremy Rhoades threw two innings of scoreless relief for Oneonta, which kept close with another scoreless inning from Ben Mordini in the ninth. Neither reliever allowed a hit.
Zac Johnson finished with three hits, a walk and a run for the Outlaws, who stranded two runners in the eighth when Lucas Leifield lined out to Pilots third baseman Tyler McDonald.
Ben Bostick and Joe Landi had two hits apiece for Newark, which committed two of its three errors in the fifth to allow two unearned runs to score.
The Outlaws, who had eight hits and made two errors, host Watertown (7-11) at 7 tonight at Damaschke Field.
Cooperstown returned to last place in the nine-team PGCBL on Wednesday, when it dropped both games of a doubleheader at Glens Falls.
The Hawkeyes followed a 14-4 loss with a 13-4 setback.
Eric Gregory took the pitching loss in the seven-inning opener, allowing eight earned runs on four hits and eight walks in 2 1/3 innings. Jacob Hubert, Quinn Pippin and Matt Urakami had Cooperstown's hits in the first game.
No information was available on the second game at press time.
The Hawkeyes (6-11) visit the Elmira Pioneers at 7:05 p.m. today. Cooperstown and Elmira are tied for last place, 9.5 games behind Amsterdam.