Hudson Valley Baseball Sweeps Clinton

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, April 13, 2003

Sophomore Daniel Barbero (Bronx/Lehman High School) was five-for-five with two home runs, a double and five RBI on the day to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (9-7) baseball team to a doubleheader sweep over Clinton Community College (0-2) at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy. Hudson Valley won the first game 20-2 and the nightcap 19-6. Both games were stopped in the fifth inning because of the 10-run rule.

Barbero finished with two hits, including a home run, and two RBI in the opener. Freshman Chris Salamida (Watervliet/Watervliet High School) was three-for-three with a home run and two RBI while freshman Ryan Gijon-Owen (Puebla, Mexico/Bowie High School) had two doubles and three runs scored.

Freshman right-hander Rafael Espinal (New York/George Washington High School) allowed only two hits and one run over four innings of work to pick up the win. He struck out five.

Barbero, Gijon-Owen, and freshman Anthony Montone (Schenectady/Schenectady High School) picked up three hits apiece in the second game. Barbero has now hit safely in eight consecutive at bats. Salamida was one-for three with a grand slam home run.

Freshman right-hander Daniel McKittrick (Albany/Albany Academy) allowed two hits and four earned runs over five innings of work to pick up the win. He fanned eight.

Game 1
Clinton 000 11 – 2 5 6
Hudson Valley (12)42 2x – 20 14 0

Clinton: Travis Larche, Roger Nutt (3) and Steven Brockway and Michael Barcomb (4).
Hudson Valley: Rafael Espinal, Chris Wheeler (5) and Ryan Ratigan, Jose Regalado (5).

Game 2
Clinton 041 01 – 6 2 4
Hudson Valley 257 5x – 19 18 3

Clinton: Aaron Kershaw, Bryan Duprey (3) and Steven Brockway
Hudson Valley: Daniel McKittrick and Kyle Sharp