JUNE 25 NEW YORK COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE — Mohawk Valley 6, Oneonta 5.
MOHAWK VALLEY 6, ONEONTA 5
LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — The Mohawk Valley DiamondDawgs rallied in the eighth inning Friday and treated a crowd of 868 to a thrilling 6-5 win over the Oneonta Outlaws.
The DiamondDawgs trailed 5-3 after 4 1/2 innings and got only one hit against T.J. Mullins over the Oneonta starter’s final four innings. The Outlaws pulled Mullins at the start of the eighth inning and Mohawk Valley scored three runs against reliever Mike Klaus (2-1).
The winning rally started with an error. Tyler Townsend reached base on the miscue leading off and Sharad Johnson doubled with one out to put the tying runs in scoring position. Sean Saverio followed with a single to right field to tie the game. Pinch-runner Danny Grimm stole second base with two outs and scored the go-ahead run on a single into left field off the bat of Jason Simone.
Simone also stole second base but was stranded there when Kyle Richardson grounded out to end the inning.
Designated hitter Ryan Kemp relieved Tim DeVito (1-0) to pitch the ninth inning for Mohawk Valley and set the Outlaws down in order to record his first save of the New York Collegiate Baseball League season.
The DiamondDawgs scored single runs against Mullins in each of the first three innings. Oneonta’s Tom Murphy singled in two runs in the third inning when the Outlaws scored three times then doubled to drive in two more and give the visitors the lead in the fifth.
Payden Yarmer, Johnson and Saverio each had two hits for the DiamondDawgs. Johnson doubled twice and scored two runs.
MOHAWK VALLEY DIAMONDDAWGS 6, ONEONTA OUTLAWS 5
Oneonta 003 020 000 — 5 8 2
Mohawk Valley 111 000 03X — 6 10 0
T.J. Mullins, Mike Klaus (8) and Tom Murphy. Dustin Stanton, Tim DeVito (8), Ryan Kemp (9) and Sean Saverio, Danny Grimm (9). W — DeVito 1-0. L — Klaus 2-1. Sv — Kemp (1). 2B — Oneonta, Murphy, Sam Meyer; Mohawk Valley, Payden Yarmer, Sharad Johnson 2. Records — Oneonta 8-9; Mohawk Valley 6-8. Attendance — 868.
Compiled From Times Staff Reports