BEAR CREEK | Both pitchers were good here Monday (April 10). But for Oneida, Colten Daugherty was just a little bit better.
Behind Daugherty's strong night on the mound, Oneida defeated Oakdale 6-2 to complete a season sweep of the Eagles.
While the first game between the two teams, played 10 days earlier, was a hitter's dream, with the squads teaming up for 28 runs in a 15-13 Oneida win, Monday's rematch at Bear Creek was a pitching dual.
Daugherty went all the way, giving up only three hits and striking out six across seven innings.
Oakdale's Caleb Powers also went all the way, striking out four and giving up only five hits in six innings.
Oneida used big days at the plate by Todd Derek Ryon and Aiden Frazier to get off to a strong start. Frazier finished with three RBIs on a pair of hits, while Ryon batted in two runs and scored another.
The Indians scored five runs in the first two innings to grab a lead they would not relinquish.
Oakdale managed to cut it to 5-2 with runs in the third and fourth innings, before Oneida added an insurance run in the fifth inning.
Colby Tyra had an RBI for Oneida, while Daugherty scored two runs, and Gabe Brennan, Brock Ryon and Peyton Smart each scored a run.
Oakdale's last chance to extend or win the game saw the Eagles start the seventh with a lead-off single. But then Daugherty sat down three batters in a row — two on strikeouts — to end the game.