Baseball’s Rallies Fall Short

CONTACT: Justin Hoyt, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (8-8) lost to SUNY Adirondack (10-9) 12-10 and 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.

The Vikings took an early 3-2 lead in game one, but a seven-run fourth inning put the Timberwolves up by six. Hudson Valley made a late rally in the seventh inning but fell two runs short. John Craig (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park) led the team with three hits, a double and two RBIs. Andy Kozak (Sidney/Sidney), Bradley Adams (Catholic Central/Troy) and Mike Sunkes (Catholic Central/Waterford) each added two hits apiece in the loss.

In game two, Craig tripled in the sixth to pull within one run, but the Timberwolves struck back with another run in the seventh to extend their lead to 5-3. The Vikings made it interesting as Alex Lushkevich (Saratoga/Saratoga Springs) had an RBI triple with one out to pull within one, but was stranded on third to end the game. Craig finished the game with a double, triple and two RBIs, and Lushkevich also recorded a double, triple and an RBI.

The Vikings host Mohawk Valley for a doubleheader on Tuesday starting at 2 p.m.