Sophomore pitcher Kevin Considine gave Pearl River six strong innings Tuesday at Suffern.
Mounties' ace Dominick Kulbaba, one of the best pitchers in the county, was simply better.
Kulbaba struck out five and gave up only one run on two hits and five walks for Suffern in a 2-1 victory over Pearl River (2-2).
Considine struck out six and held the Mounties to two runs on five hits and four walks in six innings.
Right fielder Chris Beers drove in the Pirates' only run, bringing home Brendan Ryan with a ground out in the second inning to tie the game at 1-1.
Conor Madigan and Tom Higgins both singled for Pearl River's only hits in the contest.
Suffern catcher A.J. Fishberg singled between short and third to bring home Chris Grognani with what turned out to be the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Pearl River will play its first league game 4 p.m. Thursday at Albertus Magnus.
Suffern 2, Pearl River 1
Pearl River 010 000 0 -- 1 2 0
Suffern 100 001 X -- 2 5 0
WP: Dom Kulbaba; LP: Kevin Considine