Hudson Valley Community College Baseball Defeats Top Seeded Herkimer

CONTACT: Kristan M. Pelletier, (518) 629-8063,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, May 8, 2009

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (25-10) defeated top-seeded Herkimer 8-4 in the opening game of the Region III tournament Friday afternoon.

The Vikings were led by freshman Dave Balsamo (Shenendehowa HS/Halfmoon) who was 2 for 2 with a two-run home run and three RBIs, and sophomore John Barna (Troy HS/Troy) who was 3 for 5 with a double.

Hudson Valley next faces Niagara Community College at noon on Saturday.