The Oneonta Outlaws claimed the 2013 NYCBL Championship with a 6-1 victory over the Hornell Dodgers on Monday evening. The Outlaws swept the series to earn the franchises third league title and second in the past three years.
After three scoreless innings, Oneonta got on the board in the 4th inning. Brandon Stephens collected an RBI single and Josh Treff drove home a run on a fielder's choice.
Brian Kraft made it 3-0 when he lifted a pitch over the centerfield fence and on to Adsit St.
Oneonta was able to add two more insurance runs in the 7th inning. Ryan Tomita hit a sac fly to score Howard Joe and Christopher Pindar scored on a throwing error.
The Dodgers who stranded nine runners on base scored their lone run of the game in the 8th when Anthony Renz (Mansfield) singled home Chris Roeder (St. John Fisher). Roeder had led off the inning with a double.
Oneonta added another run in the 9th on a Jake Levine RBI single to make it 6-1.
Brandon Agar pitched 5.1 innings of five hit ball to earn the victory. He didn't allow a run while walking two and striking out five. Zach Moreau got out of a jam in the 6th and pitched 2.2 innings while Stephens got the final three outs to seal the victory.
Pindar and Stephens were each 2 for 4 on the day while Levine was 2 for 5.
Renz led the Dodgers with a 3 for 4, 1 RBI day while Roeder was 2 for 4. Chris Jansen (St. Joseph's - IN) took his first loss of the season pitching five innings. Jansen, who was pitching on three day's rest ,allowed four hits and three runs while walking two and striking out two. Eric Schell (Penn State Greater Allegheny) struck out six in the final four innings and allowed two earned runs.
Stephens was named the playoff MVP while Agar was named the defensive MVP. Dodger Aaron Haag (Southeast Louisian) was named the offensive MVP.
The Dodgers finish the 2013 seson with a 25-19 overall record. The team started the season 1-6 but rebounded and turned the seson around to earn the #2 seed for the postseason with a 23-17 regular season mark. The blue & white defeated Wellsville 2 games to 0 in the semifinals to earn their spot in the NYCBL Finals.
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