Eric Helmrich hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and a two-run double in the eighth as the Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs rallied for a 5-4 victory over the visiting Oneonta Outlaws on Friday in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
The Outlaws (19-19) took a 2-0 lead into the seventh inning on an RBI double by Cory Hunt in the third inning and an RBI single by Orlando Rivera in the fifth.
But the DiamondDawgs scored twice in the seventh off of Oneonta starter David Sosebee, who held Mohawk Valley to four hits through the first six innings.
Jack Morrow walked _ the lone walk Sosebee issued _ to
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start the seventh and Helmich followed with his eighth homer of the season to tie it.
Zac Johnson's two-out homer in the eighth inning gave the Outlaws a 3-2 lead. It was Johnson's second homer of the season.
Then Mohawk Valley (22-16) scored three runs on one hit against losing pitcher Nick Cioffi.
With one out, Tyler Heck walked. Chris Cruz then reached on an error by second baseman Hunt that sent Heck to third and Cruz to second. David Del Grande followed with a sacrifice fly that scored Heck to tie the score as Cruz went to third. After Morrow walked, Helmrich's double made it 5-3.
The Outlaws' Zander Wiel homered to start the ninth _ his third of the summer _ to make it a one-run game. A one-out single by Omar Garcia and a two-out single by Logan Brown put the tying run in scoring position, but Rivera grounded to short to end it.
Garcia finished with three hits and Ziel had two for Oneonta, which plays host to Elmira at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Cooperstown rained out
The Cooperstown Hawkeyes' PGCBL game at Elmira on Friday was postponed by rain.
No makeup has been announced.
The last-place Hawkeyes (11-26) are off Saturday before traveling to Oneonta at 5 p.m. Sunday.