Tyler Mattison (Bryant) throws six strong innings in front of his hometown crowd at East Field (photo credit: Pete Tobey/The Post-Star).
Here’s a look back at the scores from around the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) on Monday, June 26:
Geneva (16-6) 8, Onondaga (12-8) 3 (Game 1)
Alex Bellardini (Youngstown State) improved to 4-0 on the season for the Red Wings by tossing a seven-inning complete-game to open a doubleheader between Geneva and Onondaga. The rising senior surrendered three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out two. Aiding his cause was a four-run second inning, which gave the Red Wings the lead for good. Leading 6-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Geneva catcher Jake Evans (Alabama Southern C.C.) put the final nail in the coffin with a two-run double.
Geneva 7, Onondaga 2 (Game 2)
The Red Wings completed the sweep by downing the Flames, 7-2, in the nightcap. Once again, Geneva took an early lead with a four-run inning, this time doing so in the first. Matt Chamberlain (New Haven) led off the frame with a triple, and Will Simoneit (Cornell) and Joseph Tassin (Bossier Parish C.C.) would later rope back-to-back doubles to put the hosts on top, 4-0. Geneva’s other extra-base hit came in the form of Will Hampson’s (Southwest Tenn. C.C.) two-run home run in the fifth inning, his first long ball of the summer. Domenic Nardone (Siena) picked up the win on the mound with 4.0 innings of work in his first start with Geneva.
Amsterdam (15-6) 7, Utica (4-16) 4
Amsterdam’s Liam Wilson (Canisius) proved why he was named Co-Player of the Week earlier in the afternoon with another impressive outing. The Canadian-born slugger finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and his league-leading fifth home run to fuel the Mohawks’ offense. His dinger came in the first inning and put the East Division leaders up 2-0. Cole Pursell (Willamette) hit a two-run double of his own in the third inning to keep the Blue Sox in contention and trim the deficit to 4-2. The two sides exchanged runs in the fifth and sixth, and with the Mohawks up by three in the top of the ninth, the game was called due to heavy rain. Mathieu Gauthier (N.C. State) earned his second win in as many starts with 5.0 innings of three-run ball and two strikeouts.
Mohawk Valley (12-6) 3, Saugerties (10-9) 0
The DiamondDawgs scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning, providing the only offense in another rain-shortened contest. Austin Pollack (Hofstra) and Clay Koniencki (Monmouth) hit back-to-back doubles to start the second. Joe Engel (Columbia) and Ben Porter (Columbia) each added RBIs with a run-scoring single and sac fly, respectively, to round out the game’s scoring. With two outs in the top of the sixth, the umpires called the game due to rain, which gave Crandall Poore (Middle Georgia State) a complete-game victory for Mohawk Valley; the junior righty pitched 5.2 scoreless innings with four strikeouts.
Glens Falls (8-13) 6, Oneonta (6-14) 1
The Dragons received an excellent start on the mound from local product Tyler Mattison (Bryant), a now-graduated high school senior from Fort Ann, N.Y., that has committed to Bryant. In front of his hometown crowd, Mattison allowed one run on three hits while striking out 10 in 6.0 innings of work. Glens Falls provided the right-hander with two runs of support in the second and three more in the third, which included RBI doubles off the bats of Brian Uliana (Rider) and Anthony Vaglica (LIU Post). After Mattison exited the game, Heriberto Casasola (Reinhardt) secured a three-inning save without allowing a hit.
Postponed and Rescheduled Games:
Albany at Adirondack – Rescheduled for a doubleheader on Monday, July 24, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
Remember, fans can follow all PGCBL games live online and find all of the box scores from this year's contests via Pointstreak.
Saugerties at Onondaga – 6:00 p.m.
Utica at Amsterdam – 6:35 p.m.
Mohawk Valley at Glens Falls – 7:00 p.m.
Geneva at Newark – 7:05 p.m.
Jamestown at Adirondack – 7:05 p.m.
Oneonta at Elmira – 7:05 p.m.