ONEONTA - Fredonia State rallied for a 6-5 extra-inning SUNYAC win over Oneonta in the first game of a baseball doubleheader Tuesday before dropping the nightcap 8-5.
The Blue Devils (13-5 overall, 4-2 SUNYAC) trailed 5-1 before scoring two runs in the seventh and two in the eighth. They won the game in the 11th on an RBI single by Brian Sheehan.
Kyle Grey pitched seven innings of scoreless, four-hit relief to get the win and improve to 2-0.
Dillon Lowe led the attack with three hits and two RBI, including a run-scoring double in the seventh and an RBI single in the eighth to complete the comeback. Sheehan had two hits and two RBI. John Bennett and Dan Fetes each had two hits.
In the nightcap, the Blue Devils spotted the Red Dragons (9-14 overall, 4-2 SUNYAC) four runs in the first inning - all of them unearned - and two more in the third inning to fall behind 6-0 off starter Sean Larson (1-1)
Fredonia State scored all five of its runs in the top of the fourth inning. They used an Oneonta error, two hit batters, a single by Ian Gallagher, a fielder's choice RBI by Matt Casilio, a wild pitch, and a double-play groundout. Kenny Johnston also had a single during the inning.
The two teams close out their three-game series with a single game at 3 p.m. today.