Lajeunesse Shuts Out Schenectady in Game One; Vikings Edge Royals in Game Two

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (13-11) swept Schenectady County Community College (10-8) in a doubleheader, 1-0 and 10-8, on Thursday, April 14 at home.

Bryan Lajeunesse (Albany Academy/Watervliet) continued to dominate on the mound for the Vikings, pitching a complete game shutout with six strikeouts. Nick Papas (Maple Hill/Castleton) and Luke Burns (Delaware Academy/Bovina) each went 1-3 at the plate in the win.

In game two, Schenectady had a late rally, but was shut down by Josh Johnson (Tamarac/Wynantskill) in the seventh inning. Johnson got into trouble, loading the bases with one out and a slim two-run lead, but forced two consecutive ground outs to end the game. Tyler Young (Shaker/Latham) led the Vikings, going 4-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Jake DePietro (Kingston/Kingston) recorded two doubles and three RBIs and Chris Massaroni (Voorheesville/Voorheesville) went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs.

The Vikings travel to Mohawk Valley Community College on Saturday, April 16, for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.