by Rob Tetro
Fulton’s Under 14 Baseball Team recently won the CanAm Championship. The team, which consisted of 10 players from Fulton, one from Hannibal and another from Oswego, was coached by Derek Tombs and Matt Kitts.
The team took on teams from Long Island, Cape Vincent and Syracuse.
Fulton’s Under 14 Team first took on Valley/Eastwood Aug. 3. Fulton came away with a 12-0 win in a game that was called after 5 innings.
Fulton was led by Adam Baldwin. Baldwin was 1-3 at bat, which included a triple that brought in three runs. Austin Mattison was 2-3 at bat with three RBIs and two stolen bases. Frank Barbagallo had two hits and scored twice.
Charles Alton earned the win for Fulton. Alton pitched four innings while striking out two batters and giving up only a hit. Koda LaBeef came in as relief for Alton. LaBeef struck out two batters while giving up only a hit in one inning of work.
The team’s second game was against Cape Vincent Aug. 3. Fulton came away with a 7-2 win. Josh Carney earned the win on the mound. In five innings of work, he struck out 10 batters while keeping Cape Vincent off the scoreboard.
Mattison came in as relief for Carney. Mattison struck out four Cape Vincent batters while giving up only one earned run in two innings of work.
Alton was 1-2 at bat with two RBIs. Baldwin was 1-2 at bat with an RBI and Jake Seymour scored two runs and stole three bases.
Up next for Fulton was West Nyack Aug. 4. Fulton held on for an 8-6 win.
Fulton were led on the mound by Mike Bolster, who struck out five West Nyack batters. He gave up five earned runs in four innings pitched.
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