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Baseball: Oneida splits with Oliver Springs

is all smiles during Oneida's 9-6 district win over Oliver Springs on Monday, April 3, 2023 | Photo: Megan Shoemaker.

ONEIDA  |  Oliver Springs put a run on the board on the final at-bat of the game, but it was too little, too late for the Bobcats, as the Indians scored a 9-6 win in the series opener at Bear Creek Sports Complex Monday (April 3).

Moments after the Bobcats scored on a passed ball, Oneida sophomore struck out the batter to end the game. 

Brennan recorded a save, pitching the last 1.1 innings and giving up only one hit. got the win, pitching 5.2 innings and striking out 12.

Oneida led 9-5 going into the seventh, but things got interesting in the top half when Oliver Springs managed to get two runners aboard with a one-out single and a hit by pitch. 

But a ground-out to third was the second out, followed by Brennan's second K of the night to give the Indians the win.

Oneida put up five runs in the third inning to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 6-2 lead.

Daugherty and each had two RBIs and scored a run. Brennan, and each had an RBI as well.

In Tuesday's series finale at Oliver Springs, the Bobcats put two runs on the board in the sixth inning to escape with an 8-6 win and the series split.

Oliver Springs limited Oneida to just three hits in Tuesday's game.

finished with three RBIs and had two of the Indians' three hits. had the other hit, an RBI double.

Rector's two-run double tied things up in the top of the fourth, and that's the way things stood until the bottom of the sixth. Oliver Springs took the lead on a sacrifice fly, then added another run for an 8-6 lead.

The Indians' last chance saw Oneida get the tying run to the plate after Todd Ryon reached base on balls, but Oliver Springs recorded two straight outs to end the game.

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