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ABA's Matthew Cornelius dominates mound

Albuquerque Baseball Academy 2021 Campos Matthew Cornelius dominates mound

By: Brenna Barkley 

Albuquerque Baseball Academy 2021 Campos Matthew Cornelius was able to get the job done on the mound. 

Cornelius was able to contribute for his team against Salina Spikes Friday afternoon as they grabbed the 7-1 victory in the Five Tool Oklahoma OKC Cup at Doelse Park. The LHP was able to pitch a complete game and strike out 12 batters while only giving up the one run. 

The Pima Community College commit, was able to use everything in his back pocket to get through the Salina Spikes. His fastball topped at 85 MPH, while his slider was in there at 76 MPH. 

The Saint Pius X, New Mexico native, talked about the confidence he has on the mound when he has a strong offense and defense behind him. 

“I knew that my team would come through and pull some runs together and keep on doing what I do and pitch with confidence,” Cornelius said. 

Knowing that this is his last season with this team, he has made sure that his goals for this season not only impact him, but his team as well.

“One of my goals was to make it to the Connie Mack World Series and we have gotten there with a team effort of all my teammates. Now the main goal this season is to try and win the Connie Mack World Series and leave it all out on the field while playing our last tournament together as a team before we all leave for college,” Cornelius said. 

The Albuquerque baseball academy 2021 Campos will continue their tournament this weekend in the OKC Cup.