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2017-03-15 / Sports

Redskins go 2-1

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
by Rob Rice

The Oneonta Redskins continued to chase bigger schools last week and went 2-1 to improve to 6-4 on the young season.

Monday, March 6
at Oneonta 3, Mortimer Jordan 1

The Redskins used a great pitching performance from junior right-hander A.J. Elrod to take down the 5A Blue Devils.

Elrod gave up a run in the second inning but cruised through the next three innings to get the win. He gave up just a single run on three hits while striking out four.

Jake Hodge got the save, giving up just a single in two innings of relief.

Rance Phillips (3 for 3, double) and Brody Moore (2 for 3, double, RBI) led a Redskin offensive attack that pounded out eight hits. Oneonta also got hits from Jackson Devaney, Kevin Crim and Hodge and Will Bearden had an RBI.

Thursday, March 9
at Springville 9, Oneonta 7

The Redskins got single runs in the first and second innings but Springville led 3-2 after three innings.

The Tigers then added four runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth take a 9-2 lead.

Oneonta fought back, plating five runs in the top of the seventh but it wasn’t enough.

Matilon Nash was the tough-luck loser for Oneonta, despite giving up just three unearned runs. He struck out two and walked one but the Redskin defense committed a pair of costly errors behind him.

Moore (3 for 4, two runs) and Devaney (2 for 4, double, RBI) paced the Oneonta offense. Dalton O’Bryant added a double and a pair of RBIs.

Saturday, March 11
at Oneonta 10, Ft. Payne (5 innings)

The Redskins had Moore on the mound against the 6A Wildcats and that proved to be more than enough.

Oneonta’s junior right-hander needed just 59 pitches to tame the visitors. He allowed just four hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

Oneonta put up three runs in the second and added seven more in the third inning to improve to 6-4 on the year.

Hodge (2 for 2, double, RBI, run), Moore (2 for 3, double, two RBIs, run) and Bearden (2 for 3, double, RBI, run) led a Redskin attack that pounded out 11 hits. Devaney added a double and drove in three runs.

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