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Baseball edged by SUNY Oneonta in extra innings

Saidman '09 saves best Hamilton performance for last

By Meghan Stetson (mstetson)  |  Contact Meghan Stetson (mstetson)
Posted May 3, 2009
Tags Men's Baseball

SUNY Oneonta scored four runs in the top of the 10th inning and the visiting Red Dragons held on for a 7-3 come-from-behind win against Hamilton College in a non-conference baseball game played at DeLutis Field on May 3.

Oneonta (27-12 overall) was down to its last out in the top of the ninth inning when the Red Dragons tied the score at 3-3 with a solo home run over the left field fence. The visitors picked up the win in extra innings with four runs on three hits, a walk and a hit batter in the decisive 10th.

Jake Saidman '09 gave up the game-tying homer, but pitched an outstanding game otherwise for Hamilton (14-20). Saidman allowed three runs on just four hits, walked two and struck out five in 8.2 innings. He retired the first 10 batters he faced.

Alex Augustyn '10 paced the Continentals' offense with a single and his team-record 14th double this season. Wes Mayberry '11 singled twice and drove in all three runs. Justin Atwood '11 finished with two hits and Michael Matt '11 cracked a double to right center.

Hamilton grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Augustyn hit a one-out double to right field and went to third on an infield error. After a pop-up for the second out, Mayberry singled to left field to score Augustyn.

The Continentals made it 3-0 with two runs in the third inning as their first four batters reached base. Augustyn singled through the left side and Grady Vigneau '10 walked. Atwood loaded the bases when his hard ground ball hit the base umpire in the leg just to the shortstop side of second base. Mayberry followed with a single through the left side just past the diving shortstop to drive in Augustyn and Vigneau.

The Red Dragons cut their deficit to 3-2 in the fifth inning on a two-run homer over the fence in left center. Hamilton mustered just two hits in the final six innings.

Hamilton hosts SUNY Cortland for its final game of the season. The non-conference game will be at DeLutis Field on Tuesday, May 5.

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