Baseball Splits With Southeastern

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Sophomore third baseman Ryan Gijon-Owen (Puebla, Mexico/Bowie, TX High School) belted two home runs to lead the Hudson Valley Community College baseball team to a 19-7 win over Southeastern Community College in the opening game of a doubleheader played in Whitehall, North Carolina. Southeastern rebounded to take the nightcap, 5-4.

It was Hudson Valley's first win over Southeastern, a NJCAA Division I scholarship program, in six tries dating back to last season.

Sophomore catcher Kyle Sharp (Latham/Shaker High School) also had four hits in the opener for the Vikings.

Sophomore Paul Terry (Waterford/Catholic Central High School) contributed three hits, and sophomore Kody Caulfield (Schenectady/Schenectady High School) added a double and a single for the Vikings in the second game.

Game 1
Hudson Valley	122 437 0 – 19  19  2
Southeastern	002 230 0 –  7   8  1
Hudson Valley: K.K. Pierce, Bill Dolan (6) and Kyle Sharp.
Southeastern: Long, Coles (6) and Skip.
Game 2
Hudson Valley	003 010 000 – 4  8  1
Southeastern	103 000 001 – 5  9  1
Hudson Valley: Nate Jones, Michael Alix (3), Tony Bloomfield (8) and Craig Mastroianni.
Southeastern: Formyduvall and Skip.