Baseball team defeats Schenectady 12-1 in game 1; Play Suspended in Game Two of the 8th Inning, Tied at Seven

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (11-11) defeated Schenectady County Community College (11-7) in game one of a doubleheader, 12-1, on Tuesday, April 12. Game two was suspended in the eighth inning, tied at seven, due to darkness.

In game one, Mark Tietjen (Oneonta/Oneonta) got the win on the mound, striking out seven batters and allowing only one run. He received strong run support from both Nick Papas (Maple Hill/Castleton) and Tyler Young (Shaker/Latham) as they went a combined 7-7 with nine RBIs. Papas was 4-4 at the plate with a three-run home run and six RBIs, and Young went 3-3 with three runs scored, a double, home run, and three RBIs.

The Vikings gave up a two-run lead in the seventh inning forcing extra innings. Luke Burns (Delaware Academy/Bovina) and Sean Geisel (Guilderland/Guilderland) were both 3-5 with an RBI before the game was called due to darkness. Tim Murdick (Averill Park/East Greenbush) struck out 10 batters in the no- decision. The game will be finished at a later date.

The Vikings host Schenectady this Thursday for a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. at Joe Bruno Stadium.