ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – St. Pius pitching ace, Matthew Cornelius, is the Gatorade New Mexico Baseball Player of the Year. Cornelius led St. Pius to a 15-2 season.
He was 5-0 on the mound with a 0.80 ERA. The six-foot, 185-pound, left-handed pitcher and outfielder struck out 44 batters in 79 innings of work. Cornelius is headed to Pima Community College to play baseball in the fall.