Watertown giveth, Oneonta taketh away.
The Oneonta Outlaws took advantage of six Watertown errors Monday, scoring four unearned runs en route to a 5-4 victory over the host Wizards in the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
The Outlaws improved to 10-6 with their third straight victory but failed to gain ground on first-place Amsterdam, which maintained its three-game lead on second-place Oneonta with a 12-6 victory over Albany (8-8) on Monday.
The Outlaws will look to make it four victories in a row at 7 p.m. today, when they host Albany at Damaschke Field.
Lucas Leifield drove in Oneonta's earned run with an RBI single in the second inning as the Outlaws took a 1-0 lead. Leifield's single plated Zander Wiel and moved Clay Holcomb from first to third. Holcomb later scored on an error by Watertown catcher A.J. Capone to make it 2-0.
Heath Holder and Leifield drew back-to-back walks from Watertown starter Matt McClain (1-2) in the fourth inning, when Oneonta struck for three more runs.
Following a double steal, Holder and Leifield scored when Wizards shortstop Chris Glynn and first baseman Dustin Exford made consecutive errors on the same play. Cory Hunt reached base on Glynn's miscue and took second on Exford's error, setting up a sacrifice bunt by Omar Garcia. Hunt gave Oneonta a 5-0 lead when he scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by Zach Lucas.
An unearned run in the fourth and an RBI single by Riley Norton in the sixth pulled Watertown to 5-2. The Wizards rallied in the ninth against reliever Spencer Thomas, who struggled after getting the first two outs.
Derek Hagy doubled, Christian Hickman walked and Capone hit an RBI single to make it 5-3. Two straight passed balls allowed Hickman to score and put Capone on third. Thomas then walked Donald Walter but got Chris Glynn to fly out to left field to end it.
Thomas' first save made a winner out of Outlaws starter David Sosebee (2-0), who struck out nine, walked two and scattered five hits in seven innings. Ben Mordini walked one in a scoreless eighth for Oneonta, which received two hits apiece from Leifield and Garcia.
Pioneers 6, Hawkeyes 0
Elmira starter Dylan Waugh struck out three and walked one in a six-hitter as the visiting Cooperstown Hawkeyes suffered their fourth straight loss to fall into last place in the nine-team PGCBL.
Jacob Hubert's one-out double in the top of the first inning marked the only extra-base hit for Cooperstown (5-11), a 2011 PGCBL playoff team that trails league leader Amsterdam (13-3) by eight games.
Spencer Brann's two-run triple in the bottom of the first gave the Pioneers all the runs they would need to jump into a two-way tie for seventh with Watertown as both teams moved to 6-11 on Monday.
Brann tripled off Hawkeyes starter James Norwood, who struck out five, walked one and allowed four runs _ two earned _ on five hits in four innings. Josh Anderson pitched the last four innings for Cooperstown, giving up two earned runs on three hits and a walk. Anderson, who struck out two, yielded a leadoff home run to Landon Prentiss in the sixth inning.
Tyler Mautner, Matt Carr, Quinn Pippin, Bradley Vanderglas and Patrick Hyde singled for the Hawkeyes, who host Glens Falls (8-8) at 5 p.m. today at Doubleday Field.