Hudson Valley Baseball Splits With Jefferson

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College (26-18/15-6 Region III) split a doubleheader with Jefferson Community College (20-19/14-12 Region III) earlier today at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium. Hudson Valley won the opener, 11-1, and dropped a 7-5 eight-inning decision in the second game.

Sophomore Tom Zink (Guilderland/Guilderland High School) had four hits in the doubleheader to become Hudson Valley’s all-time hit leader with 121 hits. He surpassed Ryan Gijon-Owen, who had 120 hits from 2003 to 2004.

Hudson Valley exploded for eight runs in the second inning of the opener. Freshman Matt LaValley (Schenectady/Guilderland High School) had the big hit in the inning with a three-run double. Sophomore Ben Bushey (Hoosick Falls/Hoosick Falls High School) finished the game three-for-four with four RBI and Zink was two-for-four with two RBI.

Freshman pitcher Casey Avery (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa High School) allowed just one run on two hits to pick up the win on the mound. He struck out one and walked three.

Derek Murray was three-for-four with three doubles and an RBI to lead Jefferson in the second game.

Freshman Mike Hart (East Greenbush/Columbia High School) drove in two runs for the Vikings.

Game 1
  Jefferson     001 00 -- 1  2 3
  Hudson Valley 280 01 – 11 14 0

Jefferson battery: Jimmy Collins and Andrew Mendez
Hudson Valley battery: Casey Avery and Tom Zink

Game 2
  Jefferson     111 002 02 – 7 13 5
  Hudson Valley 000 004 10 – 5  8 1

Jefferson battery: Tyler MacDonald Robert Sligar (6), Jordon Fields (6) and Andrew Mendez
Hudson Valley battery: Phil Carr, Mark Sidoti (4) and Nick Barbera