Wins Over Nationally-Ranked Teams Highlights Weekend Sweep for Baseball

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 20, 2006

Sophomore Nick Testo (Wynantskill/Troy High School) hit a one-out two-run double in the top of the seventh inning to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (6-0) baseball team to a 3-2 win over Potomac State College (WV) on Saturday that set the stage for a perfect 4-0 weekend for the Vikings.

Sophomore Phil Carr (Shandaken/Ontoera High School) allowed only two runs in five innings on the mound for the Vikings against Potomac State, which finished fifth in the NJCAA Division I World Series last year and is ranked No. 21 in the NJCAA Division I poll this year. Sophomore Mark Pennisi (Troy/Troy High School) pitched the final two scoreless innings.

Hudson Valley exploded for 13 runs in the second inning to defeat Region III foe Corning Community College, 19-2, in the second game of the doubleheader Saturday. Sophomore Tom Zink (Guilderland/Guilderland High School) had four hits, including a double, and three RBI. Freshman Chris Spenello (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Catholic High School) finished with four hits and two RBI and freshman Andrew Brickwedel (Troy/Catholic Central High School) added a double, a triple, and three RBI.

Hudson Valley opened its doubleheader on Sunday with an 18-0 win over Westmoreland Community College (PA). Zink had three hits, including two doubles, and five RBI for Hudson Valley. Testo finished three-for-three with two RBI.

Freshman Mark Sidoti (East Greenbush/Bishop Maginn High School) allowed only one run on three hits to lead Hudson Valley to a 5-1 win over Montgomery Community College-Germantown, which entered the game ranked 13th in the NJCAA Division III poll.

Freshman Chris Guido (Fort Pierce, FL/Westwood High School) was two-for-three with an RBI. Freshman Ben Bushey (Hoosick Falls/Hoosick Falls High School) also had two hits.

Hudson Valley 000 100 2 — 3 9 1
Potomac State 000 110 0 – 2 4 1

Hudson Valley: Phil Carr, Mark Pennisi (6) and Nick Barbera.
Potomac State: Yates, Dedrick (7), Agresti (7) and Paine.

Hudson Valley 0(13)1 50 – 19 17 2
Corning          001 10 –  2  6 4

Hudson Valley: Nate Novak, Casey Avery (3), Dan Razzano (5) and Tom Zink and Williams (4).
Corning: Longwell, Eaton (3), and Hatfield.

Westmoreland  000 00 –  0 2 2
Hudson Valley 909 0x – 18 9 0

Westmoreland: Burrell, Dunmire (2) and Conrad.
Hudson Valley: Vince Laviano, Chris Guido (4) and Nick Barbera.

Hudson Valley 200 110 1 – 5 10 0
Germantown 000 000 1 – 1 3 1

Hudson Valley: Mark Sidoti and Tom Zink.
Germantown: Beaudoin and Park.