Baseball Team Rolls Past Jefferson in Game 1; Hold Off Late Rally in Game 2

CONTACT: Justin Hoyt, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (8-11) swept Jefferson Community College (2-14) in a double-header, 9-0 and 8-6, on Saturday, April 9.

Bryan Lajeunesse (Albany Academy/Watervliet) picked up the win in game one, pitching a complete game shutout with six strikeouts. He pitched himself out of trouble in the fifth inning to keep the shutout alive, leaving three Jefferson runners stranded on base. The Vikings broke a scoreless tie open in the bottom of the fourth inning by producing eight runs.

In game two, Hudson Valley found itself down two runs heading into the bottom of the fourth. A two-run triple by Luke Burns (Delaware Academy/Bovina) put the Vikings ahead 4-2, and another run later in the inning capped off a five-run fourth inning. Joe Amorosi (Schalmont/Rotterdam) reached base four times, going 3-3 at the plate with a hit by pitch. Jefferson's late rally was stopped short as Josh Johnson (Tamarac/Wynantskill) settled in on the mound and struck out the final batter with runners in scoring position. Randy Bowers (Bethlehem/Portsmouth, VA) picked up the win pitching six innings with six strikeouts.

The men travel to Jefferson for another double-header tomorrow, April 10 at 1 p.m.