Hudson Valley Baseball Earn Fifth Seed in Region III Tournament

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, May 4, 2003

The Hudson Valley Community College (23-15) baseball team is seeded fifth in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III Division III tournament and will travel to No. 4 Jefferson Community College on Tuesday, May 6 for an opening round contest. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Schenectady County Community College received the top seed in the eight- team tournament. Tuesday's first round winners will meet in double- elimination tournament on May 9-11 at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy. The Region III champion will advance to the NJCAA National Championship tournament on May 17-23 in Batavia.

Hudson Valley is batting .366 as a team in 2003. Sophomore Daniel Barbero (Bronx/Lehman High School) is hitting .492 with eight home runs and 45 RBI.

Region III Tournament First Round, May 6(at higher seed)
#8 Finger Lakes Community College at #1 Schenectady County Community College
#5 Hudson Valley Community College at 4 Jefferson Community College
#7 Mohawk Valley Community College at #2 Erie Community College
#6 Columbia-Greene Community College at #3 Jamestown Community College

Region III Championship, May 9-11 (Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy)
Four remaining teams play a double-elimination tournament