Baseball Wins Home Opener

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, March 30, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College (7-8) baseball team scored five runs in the seventh inning and held on to defeat The College of Saint Rose (0-1) junior varsity team on Thursday evening in Troy.

Freshmen Ben Bushey (Hoosick Falls/Hoosick Falls High School) and Andrew Brickwedel (Troy/Catholic Central High School) each had two-run doubles for the Vikings during the seventh inning. Bushey finished the game three-for-five and drove in four runs. Freshman Nate Novak (Hudson/Hudson High School) also had three hits and a double for Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley will return home to face Finger Lakes Community College in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1.

Hudson Valley  000 100 520 – 8 11 1
Saint Rose JV  010 001 000 – 2  6 6

Hudson Valley: Nate Novak, Phil Carr (3), Mark Pennisi (5), Mark Sidoti (6), Dan Razzano (7), Matt LaValley (8), Vince Laviano (9) and Tom Zink.
Saint Rose JV: James Amend, Troy Conklin (7) and Thomas Amend.