Hudson Valley Baseball Sweeps Columbia-Greene

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The Hudson Valley Community College (9-6/2-0 Mountain Valley Conference) baseball team kept Columbia-Greene Community College (2-2/0-2) off the scoreboard for 13 straight innings in a doubleheader sweep earlier today in Troy. Hudson Valley won the opener, 6-0, and the nightcap, 6-3.

Sophomore pitcher Sean Rowland (Colonie/Colonie High School) hurled a complete-game three-hitter to lead the Vikings in the opener. He struck out seven and walked two.

Hudson Valley took a 4-0 lead in the second inning with the help of a two-run error. Sophomores Paul Pietrowski (Beacon/Beacon High School) and Joel Molina (Middletown/Middletown High School) also drove in runs in the inning. Freshman Nick Testo (Wynantskill/Troy High School) had a double and two RBI in the opener.

Sophomore William Lewis (Middletown/Middletown High School) managed to pitch five scoreless innings in the nightcap for the Vikings despite walking five batters and hitting two. He improved his record to 4-0 on the year. Lewis was able to get out of bases loaded jams in the third and fifth inning. He struck out seven and allowed two hits.

Sophomore Jose Duverge (Brooklyn/Christ the King High School) led Hudson Valley at the plate with two hits, including a double. Molina had a two-run double to spark a four-run third inning for the Vikings.

Sophomore Matt Ferro (Schenectady) paced Columbia-Greene with five hits on the day, including a double and two triples.

Hudson Valley, which is ranked No. 6 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, will host Clinton Community College in a doubleheader on Friday, April 8. The first game is slated to begin at 2 p.m.

Game 1
Columbia-Greene    000 000 0 – 0  3  1
Hudson Valley      040 101 x – 6  7  0

Columbia-Greene battery: Mike Acker and Ryan Bouck

Hudson Valley battery: Sean Rowland and Tom Zink

Game 2
Columbia-Greene    000 000 3 – 3  7  1
Hudson Valley      004 002 x – 6  8  0

Columbia-Greene battery: Nick Baker and Ryan Bouck

Hudson Valley battery: William Lewis, Nick Testo (6), Mike Ruffinen (7), Junior Villalona (7) and Craig Mastroianni