A Quick Look
The SUNY Oneonta baseball team held on for an 11-8 victory over Mount Saint Mary College Wednesday afternoon as Damaschke Field.
The Inside Story
Oneonta (10-12) jumped out to an early lead with three runs on just two hits in the bottom of the first. With runners on first and second, a wild pitch allowed David Deberardinis and Jonathan Lezette to move up a base. When the Mount Saint Mary catcher tied to cut down Lezette at third, the ball sailed into the outfield, allowing him to scamper home. Sean McGlynn followed with an RBI single to center, scoring David Deberardinis to make the score 2-0. Vincent Prisco capped of the inning with an RBI single to score McGlynn.
In the bottom of the second, James Zupo belted a one-out triple to left, later scoring a wild pitch to put Oneonta ahead 4-0. The Knights cut the lead in half in the top of the third before Oneonta got both runs back in the bottom of the inning on a two-run single by Patrick McGee. The two teams would exchange runs again in the fourth. Leading 6-4, David Deberardinis plated Mickey Mullins from third on a ground ball to second. With runners on the corners, Deberardinis got himself into a rundown between first and second, allowing Jonathan Lezette to score from third to put Oneonta in front 8-4
Oneonta was able to score twice in the bottom of the fifth without registering a hit to take a 10-4 advantage. The Knights rallied for a run in the six and three in the seventh to cut their deficit to 10-8. Oneonta tallied an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth when David Deberardinis scored on a wild pitch.
The Knights threatened in the top of the ninth when they loaded the bases with nobody out. Christopher DiDomizio was able to pitch his way out of the jam without any damage to record his second save of the season. Michael Losak earned the win after allowing one earned run in three innings of work.
Vincent Prisco and Patrick McGee finished with four of Oneonta's eight hits. McGee also had two RBI while Sean McGlynn scored three times and drove in a run.
The Red Dragons return to action on Saturday, April 6th when they host Plattsburgh in a SUNYAC doubleheader beginning at noon.