Hudson Valley's Daniel Barbero Named Region III Player of the Year
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Matt Nobles, Ryan Owen, Mike Harrington Garner All-Region Accolades
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, May 10, 2003
Daniel Barbero (Bronx/Lehman High School), a sophomore middle
infielder on the Hudson Valley Community College baseball team, was named
the NJCAA Region III Division III Player of the Year as voted by the
Sophomores Matt Nobles (Rensselaer/Bishop Maginn High School) and
Mike Harrington (Troy/Troy High School), and freshman Ryan Gijon-Owen
(Puebla, Mexico/Bowie, TX High School) earned Second Team All-Region
Barbero, a Third Team NJCAA All-American last season at Fulton- Montgomery Community College, has put together one of the most remarkable
seasons in Hudson Valley history. He currently holds Hudson Valley single- season records in hits (68), home runs (9), triples (11) and runs batted
Barbero is currently hitting .493 on the season. His on base
percentage is .566 and his slugging percentage is .908. Barbero also leads
the team with 12 stolen bases and 54 runs scored.
Gijon-Owen is hitting .454 with a school-record 14 doubles. He has
three home runs, 27 RBI and is second on the club with 44 runs.
Harrington, who transferred to Hudson Valley from Mississippi
Valley State University, is batting .422 with two home runs and 29 RBI.
Nobles is second on the club with seven home runs and 38 RBI. He
is hitting .344.