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Waterford Nationals (0), Albany Athletics (8)
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Waterford Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Albany Athletics 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 8 11 0


Defending Champion Albany Athletics' Zach Breen tossed a complete game no-hitter in an 8-0 win over the 2021 Runner Up Waterford Nationals to open the Albany Twilight League season and extend the A's league win streak to 25 games, dating back to the final game of the 2019 season.    Breen struck out 14 and walked four batters for the win. The Nationals threatened in the second inning with three walks and a hit batsman, but Breen picked off a runner and struck out two others to escape the jam.  Nate Novak hit a first inning 2-run homer run and later singled in 2 runs in a five-run fifth inning.  Mike Talavera collected three hits and and Cam Overbaugh notched a pair of hits and RBI.    With the win the Athletics also extended their Opening Day in streak to 15 consecutive victories.  Albany also recorded its third Opening Day no-hitter since 2018.  On Opening Day on May 16, 2019 the team won 13-0 on a five-pitcher, 18-strikeout no-hitter over the Devilcats which preceded a three-pitcher no-hitter in the 2018 opener back on May 14 in a 5-0 win over the Nationals.