Cooperstown graduate Frank Petroskey drove in the Cooperstown Hawkeyes’ first run at Doubleday Field with a groundout to shortstop Tuesday, helping his New York Collegiate Baseball team to a 3-1 victory over Albany.
The Hawkeyes’ home opener drew an announced crowd of 548 fans.
Tufts University senior Petroskey, the son of former National Baseball Hall of Fame President Dale Petroskey, plated Josh Boyd in the fifth inning to make it 1-0.
Harrison Lambert doubled to put runners at second and third before Petroskey’s RBI groundout from the No. 9 hole in the Hawkeyes’ batting order.
After Albany tied it in the top of the sixth, Cooperstown (1-2) capped the scoring with two runs in the bottom frame.
Alex Todd singled in a run and later scored on a two-out double to right field by Boyd. Winning pitcher Mark Fochesato went seven innings before Brendan Hourihan and Justin Moore threw one scoreless inning apiece. Moore earned the save.
Second baseman Petroskey also singled to center in the third.
He finished 1-for-3 for the Hawkeyes.