Mike Calkins went 4-for-4 and Ryne Rivino threw a five-inning four-hitter as Oneonta Post 259 mercied host Oxford/Norwich, 19-4, in a Legion baseball game.
Calkins drove in two runs for the Green Wave (13-5), who received three hits apiece from Sean Getman (three RBIs), David Wright (three RBIs) and Dan Hodne (two RBIs).
Calkins, Rivino, Getman and Wright helped Oneonta High win its first state championship in baseball this past spring as the Yellowjackets capped a 24-2 season with the Class B title.
Hodne will begin his sophomore season as an infielder for the Division III Cazenovia College baseball team this fall. He tripled for the Green Wave, who received a double from another member of Oneonta High's state champions, Mark Giallanzo, and finished with 20 hits.
Post 259 will host a makeup game against Cooperstown at 6 p.m. today at Damaschke Field. The two were rained out June 12.
The Green Wave opens play in the five-day Broome County Hall of Fame Classic at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Oneonta will play Hamilton, N.J., at Conlon Field in Binghamton, where the Yellowjackets won the 2012 Section Four Class B final, a Class B state semifinal and the Class B state final.
"(Hamilton is) one of the better teams in the whole country," said Oneonta coach Mike Jester, whose team will play five tournament games in trying to qualify for Sunday's final.
Jester added that Union-Endicott High and Broome Community College also will host Classic games.
Oneonta 19, Oxford/Norwich 4
Oneonta ..... 823 15 _ 19 20 2
Oxford/Norwich ..... 003 10 _ 4 4 5
Ryne Rivino (W,1-1), Ben Payton (5) and Zach Pidgeon, Zach King (5). Ben Barnes (L), Cody Barnes (3), Justin Lindenthaler (5) and Ryan Moore, John Yacano (5). 2B _ Mark Giallanzo (O), Brendan McInerney (O/N). 3B _ Dan Hodne (O).
Green Wave ousted in semi
Post 259 exited the Cranston Post 20 Wooden Bat Classic in the semifinal round Saturday with a 4-1 loss to the Schenectady County Indians.
Wright went 4-for-4 with an RBI double in the seventh inning of the Rhode Island tournament for the Green Wave, who were held to six hits by Schenectady starter Austin Clark.
"He did not overpower us," said Jester, who received a double from Rivino. "He kept us off-balance with a lot of off-speed stuff."
Getman scattered eight hits in a complete-game loss, which marked his first pitching setback of 2012. Getman went 3-0 on the mound for Class B state champion Oneonta High this past spring and started this Legion season 2-0.
"Sean did a nice job," Jester said of Getman, who also received all-state honors in Class B from the New York State Sportswriters Association this year. "He kept us in the game."
Oneonta had earned the top seed for the semifinals with a 3-1 record in pool play.
Schenectady County 4, Oneonta 1
Schenectady ..... 101 000 2 _ 4 8 1
Oneonta ..... 000 000 1 _ 1 6 2
Austin Clark (W) and Dave Hoffmann. Sean Getman (L,2-1) and Zach Pidgeon. 2B _ Ryne Rivino (O), David Wright (O), Austin Clark (S), Mitchel Brown (S). 3B _ Jayson Sullivan (S).
Sidney goes 3-0
Dylan VanPelt drove in four runs on three hits Sunday to lead Sidney to a 13-1 victory over Montreal for a 3-0 record at the Ken Burch Memorial Tournament in Granville.
Class C all-state selection Dan Shelton (3-0) threw a three-hitter for Sidney, which scored 10 runs in the first three innings.
The victory followed Sidney's closest game of the tournament, a 10-9 win over host Granville on Saturday.
Phil Youngs' walkoff single to left field came with two outs and capped Sidney's four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh. Youngs finished 3-for-5 with two RBIs for Sidney, which received three hits and two RBIs from Jon Wingate and two hits apiece from winning pitcher Matt Vogel, Andy Kozak and Lucas DeJoy.
Youngs also starred in Sidney's opener, an 8-5 defeat of Vermont, with a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth that put his team ahead to stay. Youngs had three hits for Sidney, which scored four times in the sixth before Junior Legion call-up Josh Feyerabend completed his fourth scoreless inning of relief for his first Legion pitching victory.
"We were short players, so we added Josh to the roster for the weekend," coach Matt Hafele said of Feyerabend, who took over for starter Kozak with Sidney in a 5-3 hole. "He pitched a heck of a game for us."
Sidney (13-4) hosts Whitney Point at Unatego today.
Sidney 8, Vermont 5
Vermont ..... 014 000 0 _ 5 8 1
Sidney ..... 021 014 _ 8 8 1
Matt Baechle, Will Potter (6,L), Connor Bradley (6) and Hayden Smith. Andy Kozak, Josh Feyerabend (4,W,1-0) and Matt Vogel. 2B _ Tyler Hymers (S), Matt Baechle (V). 3B _ Phil Youngs (S).
Sidney 10, Granville 9
Granville ..... 302 040 0 _ 9 9 4
Sidney ..... 100 032 4 _ 10 13 1
Robert Capucano, Marcus Blank (6,L) and Joey Payne. Tyler Hymers, Matt Vogel (5,W,1-0) and Lucas DeJoy. 2B _ Jon Wingate (S), Andy Kozak (S) 2, John Williams (S), John Burch (G) 2, Mike Kelly (G). 3B _ Joey Payne (G).
Sidney 13, Montreal 1
Montreal ..... 000 000 1 _ 1 3 7
Sidney ..... 154 021 x _ 13 9 0
Frederic Lalande (L), Sami Brochu (3) and Matthieu Gadouyr. Dan Shelton (W,3-0) and Matt Vogel, Lucas DeJoy (5). 2B _ Jon Wingate (S), Gabrial Dupuis (M).