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Concha leads Rattlers to HRCBL championship series

July 26, 2019 12:00 pm Updated: July 26, 2019 12:57 pm

GREENPORT — The Rattlers punched their ticket to the Hudson River Collegiate Baseball League championship series with a 1-0 victory over the Rattlers on Thursday at Greenport Town Park.

The Rattlers will play the Storm in a best of three series for the title starting today at 11 a.m. at Greenport Tow Park. The second game will be played at 4 p.m., with a thir,d if necessary, scheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m.

Niko Concha threw a gem for the Rattlers, allowing just two hits with eight strikeouts and two walks.

Kyle Russell’s RBI single provided Concha with all the offense he would need.  Matt Dagostino added a double and Colby Nash singled.

Brendan McGillin doubled and Sean Berry singled to account for the Knights’ only hits.

Nick Shallo pitched well in defeat, striking out two, walking one and allowing three hits.