Miller Helps Vikings Capture One
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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, April 24, 2002
Troy, N.Y., April 24 – A dominating pitching
performance by right-hander Shawn Miller (Troy H.S.) helped Hudson Valley
Community College secure a split in today's doubleheader against Onondaga
Community College, an NJCAA Division I opponent. Miller led the Vikings to a 2-1
victory in the opening game; Hudson Valley fell, 15-7, in game two.
As a Division I school, Onondaga offers athletic
scholarships. Hudson Valley, a Division III junior college, does not offer any
Playing at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Miller tossed a
complete-game four-hitter. While Silvestre Castro (Norman Thomas H.S.)
knocked in the game-winning run, Miller struck out nine batters, and he
handcuffed Onondaga over the game's final five innings, allowing just two hits.
The Vikings trailed, 1-0, entering the bottom of the
fourth, but Hudson Valley's Jason Martin (Pine Bush H.S.) tied the game
by plating Bobby Krogh (Troy H.S.) with a double. Then, in the bottom of
the fifth, Josh Goodbred (Lansingburgh H.S.) drew a leadoff walk. After a
single by Justin Meagher (Colonie H.S.), Castro drove Goodbred home with
a sacrifice, putting Hudson Valley ahead, 2-1.
The 2-1 lead was all Hudson Valley's defense, which was
error-free in the first game, would need. Late in the game, Krogh, playing first
base, reached into the stands to snag a foul ball, and Jay Lansing
(Trumansburg H.S.) made a diving grab on the foul line in deep right field
to preserve the Hudson Valley win.
Martin and Meagher each went 2-for-3 at the plate.
In game two, the Vikings, who trailed 3-0 at the end of
the first frame, rebounded with three runs in the second, but Onondaga continued
to tack on runs throughout the game. Hudson Valley rallied late, scoring a pair
of runs in the fifth and sixth innings, but it was not enough.
Meagher was 2-for-3 with two runs batted in, giving him
four hits on the day. Catcher Greg Henry (Troy H.S.) contributed a pair
of singles and two runs batted in.
Hudson Valley is now 23-11-1 overall. Onondaga is 10-18.
Hudson Valley 2, Onondaga
1 2 3
4 5 6
0 1 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
1 1 0
Brown and Bestine;
Miller and Martin.
Onondaga 15, Hudson Valley
1 2 3
4 5 6
3 1 0
5 0 2
0 3 0
0 2 2
Ferrante, Wright (6),
Barron (7) and Kendrick; Dawes, McGuire (4), Martin (6), Goodbred (7) and Henry.