The Oneonta Outlaws and the Cooperstown Hawkeyes had little to celebrate on the Fourth of July.
Both teams lost at home Wednesday, allowing 14 hits apiece to their respective Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League opponents. The Outlaws fell, 9-5, to Glens Falls in front of a season-high 4,412 fans at Damaschke Field. The Hawkeyes' 8-5 loss to Watertown drew 263 fans to Doubleday Field.
Designated hitter Shane Crain doubled twice and scored once in a 4-for-5 effort for Oneonta, which allowed Glens Falls to snap a 4-all tie with three runs in the fifth inning. Sutton Whiting had two RBIs, a triple, a single and a run for Oneonta, which received a hit, a run and an RBI from Logan Brown. The Outlaws stranded seven runners and committed four errors.
Oneonta starter Sheldon Lee gave up seven runs _ three earned _ on 10 hits. He struck out two and walked one for the fourth-place Outlaws (12-12), who fell eight games behind idle league-leader Amsterdam (20-4). Second-place Glens Falls (14-10) trails the Mohawks by six games and Newark (13-11) is another game back in the nine-team PGCBL.
The Outlaws, who have lost three of their last four games, are off today. They'll visit Elmira on Friday and return to Damaschke Field on Saturday for a 7 p.m. game against Newark.
Bradley Vanderglas (RBI, run) and Chris Blanton (two RBIs, run) had three hits apiece to pace the Hawkeyes, who blew a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning.
Watertown scored all four runs _ three earned _ against reliever Hayden Elrod in the eighth. Brandon Cipolla's two-run homer highlighted the Wizards' spurt, which included an RBI triple from Donald Walter.
Tied for last place, Cooperstown (9-15) and Elmira (9-15) trail Amsterdam by 11 games and are a half-game behind Watertown (10-15).
The Hawkeyes are on the road for their next three games _ at Albany on Friday, at Mohawk Valley on Saturday, and at Amsterdam on Sunday.
Hawkeyes 9, Amsterdam 8
Coleman Barron's two-out single in the top of the 10th inning Tuesday stood as the winning hit as Cooperstown beat first-place Amsterdam for the second time this season, ending the Mohawks' winning streak at nine games.
Barron's go-ahead single to center off Matt Pirro drove in Quinn Pippin, who singled off losing pitcher Kevin Archbold (1-1), for the final margin.
Winning pitcher Cody Cooper (1-3) allowed a one-out single to Scott Heath in the bottom of the 10th. Heath advanced to second on a groundout before Cooper struck out Demarcus Henderson to send the Mohawks to their fourth loss in 24 games.
Barron gave Cooperstown a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the fifth, but the Mohawks scored twice in the sixth.
The Hawkeyes then took an 8-2 lead with a seven-run seventh, marking the most runs scored against Amsterdam in one inning this season. Jacob Hubert's three-run double highlighted the scoring spree.
The Mohawks tied it at 8 when Chase Williams hit a grand slam to left-center field to cap a six-run rally in the ninth. Cooperstown coach Eric Coleman then ran out of the dugout to argue balls and strikes called by home-plate umpire Anthony Sheets before the grand slam. Coleman was ejected while the Amsterdam fans in the crowd of 3,039 celebrated.
Barron followed with his RBI single, which marked his second go-ahead hit of the season against Amsterdam. Barron also hit a walkoff homer in the 14th inning of Cooperstown's 4-3 victory over Amsterdam on June 10. That game finished four days after it started as the Hawkeyes' season opener was suspended by darkness after 11 innings with the score tied at 2. Amsterdam scored once in the top of the 14th, but the Hawkeyes won on Barron's two-run homer in the bottom frame at Doubleday Field.
Glens Falls is the only other PGCBL team to beat the Mohawks this season, earning an 11-8 win June 8 and an 8-6 triumph June 22.
Outlaws 10, Newark 1
Oneonta jumped to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning Tuesday en route to its second victory this season at Newark, which drew 2,018 fans to Colburn Park.
Zac Johnson's RBI double highlighted the Outlaws' early rally, which included a run-scoring groundout and two unearned runs on a throwing error.
Right-hander David Sosebee (3-0) allowed one earned run on six hits in seven innings. He struck out three and walked one for the Outlaws, who took a 10-0 lead into the sixth.
Spencer Thomas and Jeremy Rhoades each threw an inning of scoreless relief for Oneonta, which received four hits, four runs and an RBI from Orlando Rivera.
Andrew Green finished with three hits and Cody Hough had two for Oneonta, which amassed 14 as a team.