Vikings Post Back-To-Back Shutouts In Sweep Of Clinton
HVCC wins 17-0 and 10-0; Vikings’ enter final weekend of regular season on six-game winning streak

CONTACT: Athletic Department (518) 629-7328
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, May 1, 2008

TROY, NY– The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader from Clinton Community College, winning game one, 17-0, and 10-0 in the nightcap today at Joe Bruno Stadium. With the sweep, the Vikings’ improve to 24-7 on the season, and head into the final weekend of the regular season on a six-game winning streak.

In game one, Scott Robinson (Schenectady, NY/Mohonasen) drove in five runs with a triple and a home run and Rich Guillod (Closter, NJ/Northern Valley) added a 3-run home run during an eight-run fourth inning. Pitcher Justin Shannon allowed two hits and struck out four as he improved to 5-1 on the season.

In game two, Matt Valenti (Troy, NY/Troy) and Mike Guillod (Closter, NJ/Northern Valley) each drove in two runs while pitcher Ryan Washburn (Gansevoort, NY/Schuylerville, NY) allowed one hit and struck out to record his first shutout of the season. With the win, Washburn improved his record to 3-1.

The Vikings return to action on Saturday, May 3 when they host Herkimer Community College in a doubleheader at Joe Bruno Stadium (noon start). Hudson Valley closes out the regular season on Sunday with a doubleheader against Jefferson Community College at Joe Bruno Stadium (2 p.m. start).

Game 1 –
HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 17, Clinton Community College 0

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HUDSON VALLEY CC 207 8x 17 11 0

Andrew Stanley, Ryan Bartels (4) and Corey McCleary. Justin Shannon, Louis Dodge (5) and Jeremy Villano.WP – Shannon. LP – Stanley. 2B – Mike Guillod, HVCC, Jeremy Villano (2), HVCC. 3B – Scott Robinson, HVCC. HR – Scott Robinson, HVCC, Rich Guillod, HVCC. TEAM RECORD – Clinton Community College 8-17; Hudson Valley CC, 23-7.

Game 2 –
HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 10, Clinton Community College 0

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HUDSON VALLEY CC 060 04 10 8 1

Nick Popp and Corey McCleary. Ryan Washburn and Casey Job. WP – Washburn. LP – Popp. 2B – Matt Valenti, HVCC. 3B – Mike Guillod, HVCC. TEAM RECORD – Clinton Community College 8-18; Hudson Valley CC, 24-7.