PLATTSBURGH -- Three Champlain Valley Baseball League teams opened the 2008 season with doubleheader sweeps last weekend and will be looking to build on their success at home today.

The defending champion Plattsburgh Cardinals and the Lyon Mountain Miners recorded lopsided wins with the C.R. Tunes Mudhens also taking two.

Pitcher of the Week

Tom Neale, Cardinals

Neale, following up on his MVP honors of last season, struck out nine, walked one and tossed a five-inning no-hitter in the Cardinals' 13-1 season-opening win over the Royals.

Player of the Week

Kyle Rock, Padres

Rock rapped out six hits on the day, including a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning of the second game, to help the Padres gain a split with the Expos.

American Division

Team W-L

Plattsburgh Cardinals 2-0

Meron's/Renzi's Expos 1-1

Hockey Plus Padres 1-1

Loreman's Royals 0-2

National Division

Team W-L

Lyon Mountain Miners 2-0

C.R. Tunes Mudhens 2-0

Adirondack Timberjaxx 0-2

Fourth Ward A's 0-2

Today's schedule

Adirondack Timberjaxx at C.R. Tunes Mudhens (2), Saranac, noon

Fourth Ward A's at Lyon Mountain Miners (2), noon

Hockey Plus Padres at Plattsburgh Cardinals (2), Lefty Wilson Field, noon

Loreman's Royals at Meron's/Renzi's Expos (2), Chip Cummings Field, noon

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