OAKDALE | The Eagles turned in a valiant effort late, but could not score enough to complete a comeback effort against Oneida, as the Indians won their third straight game in an offense-heavy game on the road Thursday evening.
The Indians out-lasted the Eagles 15-13, in a game that featured plenty of offense for both teams.
Oakdale led 5-2 after the second inning, and Oneida didn't take the lead until the fifth inning. But after putting up seven runs across two innings, the Indians led 13-6 going into the bottom of the sixth, and put two more runs on the board in the top of the seventh, which would prove to be the difference in the game.
Caden Rector had a big game offensively, driving in four runs and scoring three more while going two of four at the plate. He had a three-run home run in the third inning.
Brock Ryon continued to impress as a freshman, recording an extra-base hit and finishing with three RBIs.
Gabe Brennan finished with a pair of RBIs.
It was Rector's home run that sparked Oneida. After Brennan walked and Todd Derek Ryon hit a double to get two on with nobody out in the top of the third, Rector swung for the fences on a full count, going yard and tying the game at five.
Oneida took the lead for the first time in the fifth inning, when Aiden Frazier hit a double to score Rector. Two batters later, Brock Ryon hit a double to score Frazier. After the Indians loaded the bases, Colten Daugherty walked to make it a 9-6 game.
The Indians scored four more runs in the sixth inning, using bases on balls and errors by Oakdale to increase the lead.
Oakdale's rally started with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. Down 15-8, the Eagles loaded the bases with two walks and a single, then scored on another walk before a two-run single and a two-run double to make it 15-13. Finally, the Indians managed the final out to end the game.
Brennan got the win, pitching the first four innings while giving up only one earned run. Frazier came on in relief for the final three innings.