Hudson Valley's Steve Sayre Earns Region III Honor
Hudson Valley to Host Region III Championship This Weekend

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Steve SayreSteve Sayre (East Greenbush/Columbia High School), a sophomore on the Hudson Valley Community College baseball team, has been named the Region III Male Athlete-of-the-Week for the week ending May 2.

Sayre led the Vikings to a 9-0 record last week. In nine games, he hit .532 (17-for-32) with five doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI. He leads the Vikings with a .453 (68-for-150) batting average this season.

Top-seeded Hudson Valley will host No. 4 Columbia-Greene Community College at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 7 in the semifinals of the NJCAA Region III Division III Tournament. The other semifinal will match No.6 Jamestown Community College against No.2 Erie Community College. The tournament is a scheduled four-team double-elimination format.

Hudson Valley and Columbia-Greene split a doubleheader on April 7 in Hudson. The host Twins won the opening game, 4-3, and Hudson Valley took the nightcap, 5-1.

The Region III Tournament champion will advance to the NJCAA Division III World Series on May 22-28 in Batavia.

Region III Tournament Schedule (Joseph L. Bruno Stadium)
Friday, May 7
Game 1: #6 Jamestown (18-9) vs. #2 Erie (35-9), 3 p.m.
Game 2: #4 Columbia-Greene (37-9) vs. #1 Hudson Valley (41-8), 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 8
Game 3: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2, 11 a.m.
Game 4: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 2 p.m.
Game 5: Winner game 3 vs. Loser Game 4, 5 p.m.

Sunday, May 9
Game 6: Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, 11 a.m.
Game 7: If necessary, 45 minutes following Game 6.