Vikings Fall To Columbia Greene, 8-3

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, May 2, 2001

May 2, Troy – Hudson Valley Community College's baseball team stumbled against Columbia Greene Community College at Gear Field this afternoon, suffering an 8-3 loss. Columbia Greene only had one big inning, scoring four runs in the top of the first, but it was enough to keep the Vikings at bay.

Hudson Valley, however, did rally in the fourth inning, which with Silvestre Castro (Norman Thomas) being plunked by a pitch. Justin Meagher (Colonie) moved Castro to third with a single, and Castro came home when Joe Trestick (Ballston Spa) reached on an error. Ryan McGinniss (Catholic Central) then knocked in Meagher with a line drive to left field.

Meagher, a freshman outfielder, had two singles on the afternoon. Joshua Goodbred (Lansingburgh) contributed a seventh inning double, which reached the centerfield wall. He also scored.

Hudson Valley, ranked second among NJCAA Division III Region III teams, is now 24-8. Columbia Greene, ranked third, is 19-9.

         1     2     3     4     5     6     7     8     9     runs     hits     errors
CG    4     0     1     0     1     1     0     1     0     8         12         3
HV    0     0     0     2     0     0     1     0     0     3         7           2
Eacott and Serevino; Valente, Tregear (4), Goodbred (6), McGinniss (7), Krogh (9) and McGinniss and Medina.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.