Hudson Valley Baseball Splits With St. Rose JV

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, April 22, 2004

The Hudson Valley Community College (27-8) baseball team split a doubleheader with The College of Saint Rose (4-13) junior varsity team at Geer Field in Troy. Saint Rose won the opening game, 3-2, and Hudson Valley rebounded to take the nightcap, 13-3.

Sophomore Mike Murphy (New City/Clarkstown South) hit a two-run home run to center field to give Saint Rose a 2-0 lead in the third inning of the opening game, and freshman pitcher Bill Sheehan (Mendon, MA/Nipmuc Regional High School) limited the Vikings to two runs on three hits in seven innings of work. He struck out five and walked one.

Freshman Paul Pietrowski (Beacon/Beacon High School) had two hits and two stolen bases to lead the Vikings in the first game.

A two-run home run by sophomore Jon Callahan (Schenectady/Schenectady High School) sparked an eight-run third inning for the Vikings in the nightcap.

Sophomores Elvis Climes (Middletown/Middletown High School), Steve Sayre (East Greenbush/Columbia High School) and Carmine Berghela (Albany/Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School) added two hits apiece for the Vikings.

Game 1
Hudson Valley	000 020 0 – 2  3  3
St. Rose JV	002 100 x – 3  1  3
Hudson Valley: K.K. Pierce, Anthony Bloomfield (5) and Kyle Sharp
St. Rose JV: Bill Sheehan and Kevin Lishansky
Game 2
Hudson Valley	207 300 1 – 13  9  1
St. Rose JV	120 000 0 –  3  8  4
Hudson Valley: Jeremy Gulich, Nate Jones (3), William Lewis (5) Jeremy Storm (7) and Craig Mastroianni
St. Rose JV: Oliver Bourgeois, Brian Hoffman (4) and John Alberts