Vikings Split With Cannoneers; Parslow Throws One-Hitter in Debut

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (1-1) split with Jefferson Community College (6-9) on Thursday afternoon, losing 6-4 in game one and winning 1-0 in game two.

Andy Kozak (Sidney/Sidney) picked up where he left off last season, proving why he earned a Rawlings Gold Glove last season, as he made a diving catch in left-center field early in the game. Kozak went 2-4 at the plate with an RBI and stolen base. Alex Lushkevich (Saratoga/Saratoga Springs) and Brett Fenton (Catholic Central/Troy) both went 2-4, each recording a double and scoring two runs apiece in the loss.

In game two, Charles Parslow (Fonda-Fultonville/Fonda) tossed a one-hit shutout in his college debut on the mound. The only hit of the game came off a bunt in the first inning, but after that Parslow shut the Cannoneers down. He retired 20 of the last 23 batters (hit by pitch and two errors), finishing with five strikeouts and no walks. The Vikings lone run came from Alex Helenek (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) on a wild pitch in the second inning in the pitchers dual.

The Vikings travel to Herkimer on Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at noon.