GREENPORT -- In the Hudson River Collegiate Baseball League, the first place spot continues to be held by the Rattlers team, led by Coach Joe Braim.
On Tuesday, the Rattlers easily rolled past the third place Knights, 11-3. The Rattlers won out thanks to pitcher, Matt Triola, and the hot bat of Tanner Dunkle.
Triola was the winning and starting pitcher for the Rattlers, pitching all seven innings with nine strike outs while allowing seven hits, six walks and three runs. Mike Reith finished the pitching game out for the Rattlers. Reith went for two innings and allowed three hits and two walks.
The Knights went through two pitchers as well. Nick Shallo started the game and went for four and one-third innings. He allowed six hits, five runs and seven walks and had two strike outs. Brandon Preusser finished the game out for the Knights. He went for four and two-third innings, allowing six hits, six runs (five earned) and one walk.
The Rattlers were led by Dunkie, who went 4 for 6 with one triple, three singles and four RBI. Triola went 3 for 5 with a double and two singles. Kyle Welch went 2 for 4 with two singles and one walk. Mike Reith had a double, a single and one RBI and Jake Deziel contributed a double and one RBI.
The Knights had a fair share of hot bats as well. AJ Marciniak went 3 for 4 with three singles. Tyler Harrahan and Connor Hall both had a double and a single and Brendan McGillin and Brandon Preusser both had a single. McGillin had two RBI as well.
The Rattlers remain in first place with a record of 15-5, while the Knights sit at third place with a record of 9-10. The Knights will play again on Saturday at 10 a.m. against the Storm, while the Rattlers will play again on Saturday at 3 p.m. against the Bucks.