Hudson Valley Baseball Splits with Lackawanna

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Freshman pitcher Casey Avery (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa High School) allowed only one run and three hits to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (19-15) baseball team to a 3-1 over Lackawanna College (24-16) in the nightcap of a doubleheader earlier today in Troy. Lackawanna won the opener, 8-3.

Avery struck out three and walked none, and freshman Nate Novak (Hudson/Hudson High School) went two-for-three with a double and an RBI to give the Vikings the split. Sophomore Tom Zink (Guilderland/Guilderland High School) also had an RBI single.

Ryan Mailen was three-for-four with a double and an RBI to lead Lackawanna in the opener. Mike Bortz also had three hits and an RBI.

Game 1
  Lackawanna    300 004 1 – 8 10 1
  Hudson Valley 020 000 1 – 3  8 3

Lackawanna battery: Todd Craig and Matt Quatrani
Hudson Valley battery: Dan Razzano and Tom Zink

Game 2
  Lackawanna    010 000 0 – 1 3 1
  Hudson Valley 000 030 x – 3 7 2

Lackawanna battery: Mike Roy and Neil Fedele
Hudson Valley battery: Casey Avery and Nick Barbera