Hudson Valley Baseball Sweeps Clinton

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, April 9, 2004

The Hudson Valley Community College (14-6) baseball team pounded out 25 runs and 25 hits in a doubleheader sweep over Clinton Community College (1-7) earlier today at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. The Vikings won the opener, 4-2, and the second game, 21-1.

The Vikings touched Clinton's pitching for 20 hits, including 11 extra-base hits in the second game. Freshman Joel Molina (Middletown/Middletown High School) led the way with four hits, including a double and a triple, and three RBI. Sophomore Ryan Gijon-Owen (Puebla, Mexico/Bowie, TX High School) was two-for-three with a double and a two-run home run. Sophomore Steve Sayre (East Greenbush/Columbia High School) had three hits, including a pair of doubles.

Freshmen Michael Alix (Green Island/Heatly High School) and Jeremy Storm (Schaghticoke/Hoosic Valley High School) combined to pitch a one-hitter over five innings.

In the opener, Sayre, Gijon-Owen, and sophomore Kyle Sharp (Latham/Shaker High School) each drove in runs for the Vikings. Sophomore Elvis Climes (Middletown/Middletown High School) scored two runs and stole four bases.

Sophomore Jesse Hendriksen (Monroe/Monroe-Woodbury High School) went the distance on the mound to pick up the win for the Vikings. He allowed two runs on five hits, striking out 10 and walking two.

Game 1
Clinton		000 020 0 – 2  5  5
Hudson Valley	102 100 x – 4  5  0
Clinton: Matt Garrand and Chris Markwica
Hudson Valley: Jesse Hendriksen and Kyle Sharp, Craig Mastroianni (7)
Game 2
Clinton		100 00 –  1   1  2
Hudson Valley	593 4x – 21  20  0
Clinton: Justin Gardner, Jason LaVarnway (2), Peter Ashline (4) and Chris Markwica
Hudson Valley: Michael Alix, Jeremy Storm (5) and Craig Mastroianni