Novak Ties 35-Year Old Mark in Hudson Valley Win

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, April 27, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College (22-15/12-4 Region III) baseball team cruised to a 12-0 win at Schenectady County Community College (14-14/9-8 Region III) earlier this afternoon.

With his complete game four-hit victory, freshman pitcher Nate Novak (Hudson/Hudson High School) improved his record to 8-1 on the season, becoming just the second Hudson Valley pitcher to post eight wins in a season. Gary Walcott was 8-0 in 1971. Novak struck out nine and walked three.

Sophomore centerfielder Mike Hart (East Greenbush/Columbia High School) hit a three-run double to give the Vikings a 3-0 lead in the second inning. He finished the game two-for-two with five RBI.

Sophomore Nick Testo (Wynantskill/Troy High School) and freshman Brett Weber (East Schodack/Columbia High School) also had two hits for the Vikings.

Hudson Valley 038 10 – 12 11 0
Schenectady   000 00 –  0  4 1

Hudson Valley battery: Nate Novak and Tom Zink
Schenectady battery: Marvin Rozon and Andy Kippley