Hudson Valley Community College Baseball Eliminated from Region III Tournament

CONTACT: Kristan M. Pelletier, (518) 629-8063,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (25-12) was eliminated from the Region III tournament after dropping both games on Saturday.

The Vikings, seeded No. 4 in the tournament, suffered a 6-2 setback to Niagara County Community College in the opening game. In the second game, the Vikings fell to Herkimer Community College 10-7. This was the second time Hudson Valley faced Herkimer in as many days, with the Vikings prevailing 8-4 on Friday in the opening round of the tournament.

Dave Balsamo (Shenendehowa HS/Halfmoon) and John Barna (Troy HS/Troy) were both selected to the Region III All-Tournament team for Hudson Valley. Niagara, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, went on to capture the Region III championship with a 10-2 victory over Herkimer on Sunday.