Herkimer Defeats Hudson Valley in 10 innings

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, May 04, 2006

Todd Allen hit a two-run double in the top of the tenth inning to propel the Herkimer County Community College (30-5/23-3 Region III) baseball team to a 9-6 win over Hudson Valley Community College (25-17/14-5 Region III).

Bill Arpei and Chad Salls – the Generals fourth and fifth hitters in the lineup – did most of the damage for Herkimer. They each were three-for-five with two RBI.

Hudson Valley scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings. Pinch-hitter Chris Spenello (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Catholic High School) led off the inning with a single.

With two outs, sophomore Tom Zink (Guilderland/Guilderland High School) hit an RBI triple to left-center. He came home to score when freshman Nate Novak's (Hudson/Hudson High School) ground ball was bobbled by the short stop.

Zink finished the game two-for-four with a triple and freshman Andrew Brickwedel (Troy/Catholic Central High School) was two for four with two RBI.

Herkimer      002 010 111 3 – 9 13 4
Hudson Valley 021 010 002 0 – 6 11 2

Herkimer battery: Ken Medved, Kyle Lumpkin (4), Mario Roefaro (9) and Matt Chambliss
Hudson Valley battery: Nate Novak, Mark Penissi (8), Casey Avery (10) and Tom Zink