Hudson Valley Baseball Wins Conference Championship

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, May 5, 2007

Freshman pitcher Chris Chisena (Troy/Troy High School) pitched a complete-game six-hitter to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (23-14/19-5 Region III) baseball team to a 5-3 win over Herkimer County Community College (26-6/18-5 Region III) in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium in Troy. Herkimer took the opener, 9-5.

With the win in the nightcap, Hudson Valley clinched its third Mountain Valley Conference championship in the last four years. The Vikings posted a 12-2 conference record.

Chisena allowed just two earned runs, striking out three and walking six to earn the victory.

Sophomore Brett Weber’s (East Greenbush/Columbia High School) two-run double sparked a four-run second inning to give Hudson Valley a 4-2 lead it would not relinquish. Weber finished the opener two-for-three.

Hudson Valley took a 3-0 lead in the first inning in the opener on a two-run home run by freshman Scott Robinson (Schenectady/Mohonasen High School) and a solo shot by sophomore Nick Barbera (Niskayuna/Niskayuna High School). However, Herkimer touched up Hudson Valley pitchers for nine runs over the next five innings to earn the victory.

Game 1
  Herkimer      013 122 0 – 9 14 0
  Hudson Valley 300 011 0 – 5  8 1

Herkimer: Lumpkin, Nye (3), Potter (5), Salls (6) and Broedel
Hudson Valley: Shannon, Keado (5) and Barbera

Game 2
  Herkimer      020 010 0 – 3 6 1
  Hudson Valley 040 010 x – 5 5 1

Herkimer: Broedel, Hendricks (5) and LoRusso, DeSarro (6)
Hudson Valley: Chisena and Barbera