Hudson Valley Represented On Region III Report

CONTACT: Jeff Foley or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, April 18, 2001

Hudson Valley Community College's baseball team (12-6) and softball team (5-3) are both ranked third in the appropriate National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Region III coaches polls, which are featured in the weekly Region III athletic report, released today. The report includes statistics from more than 30 colleges from across the Northeast.

Offensively, Hudson Valley's baseball team is fifth in Region III with a .272 batting average. The pitching staff is holding down the number-two spot with a combined 3.93 earned run average (ERA).

Sophomore outfielder Nick Esopi (Stillwater) is tied for first among Region III hitters with two home runs. He leads everyone with 17 RBI.  Bobby Krogh (Troy), a freshman left-hander, is tied for first among Region III hurlers with a 1.80 ERA. He also has 26 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched, second-best in Region III, and is 2-1 with a pair of saves. Second-year right-hander Nick Borgia (Scotia-Glenville) currently sports the best ERA among Region III pitchers (1.38). He has recorded 21 strikeouts in 18 innings pitched. Borgia (2-1), who tossed an eight-strikeout no-hitter against Onondaga Community College on April 16 (Hudson Valley won the seven-inning contest, 5-0), posted a 3-1 record as a freshman at Hudson Valley.

Hudson Valley's softball team ranks second in Region III with a .412 batting average.

First-year second baseman Jamie Trudeau (Cohoes) is fifth among Region III hitters with a .476 batting average. Freshman outfielder Kim Liney (Newburgh Free Academy) is third in Region III with two home runs and 11 RBI. Angela Jackson's (Colonie) 2.16 earned run average and 24 strikeouts are both fourth-best among Region III pitchers. Jackson, a sophomore who won 13 games last year, tossed a five-inning no-hitter against SUNY Delhi on April 17. The game ended after five innings due to a mercy rule; Hudson Valley won, 28-0. Jackson is now 4-0 this season.