Hudson Valley Baseball Splits with Ulster

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, April 2, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College (10-9) baseball team split a doubleheader at Ulster County Community College on Sunday. Hudson Valley dropped a 2-0 decision in the opener and rebounded for a 3-0 win in the nightcap.

Freshman Nate Novak (Hudson/Hudson High School) was three-for-four with an RBI to lead Hudson Valley to the win in the second game. Sophomore Nick Testo (Wynantskill/Troy High School) and freshman Ben Bushy (Hoosick Falls/Hoosick Falls High School) each also drove in a run for the Vikings.

Four pitchers combined on a two-hitter for Hudson Valley in the nightcap. Sophomore Mark Pennisi (Troy/Troy High School) pitched the first three innings to pick up the win.

Mike Van Waganen hit a two-run home run in the second inning to lead Ulster in the opening game.

Testo had two hits for Hudson Valley in the opener.

Game 1
  Hudson Valley 000 000 0 – 0 5 1
  Ulster        020 000 x – 2 6 1

Hudson Valley battery: Laviano, Avery (5) and Barbera
Ulster battery: Miller and Connors

Game 2
  Hudson Valley 100 000 2 – 3 8 0
  Ulster        000 000 0 – 0 2 1

Hudson Valley battery: Pennisi, Sidoti (4), Razzano (6), LaValley (7) and Zink
Ulster battery: Violette and Connors