Hudson Valley Softball Splits With Mohawk Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Freshman Jennifer Keigley (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs High School) belted a three-run triple to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (10-5) softball team to a 3-2 win over Mohawk Valley Community College in the second game of a doubleheader played earlier today in Troy. Mohawk Valley (5-1) won the opener 4-0.

The Lady Vikings loaded the bases in the bottom of the fourth inning on singles by freshmen Danielle Duggan (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs High School), Rebecca Frederick (East Nassau/New Lebanon High School) and Samantha Zotto (Troy/Troy High School). Keigley stepped in with one out and hit a line drive over the left fielders head that cleared the bases and gave Hudson Valley a 3-1 lead.

Mohawk Valley cut its deficit to 3-2 with a run in the fifth inning and had runners at first and second, with two outs, in the seventh. Sophomore second baseman Kimberly Welcome (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) preserved the win for Hudson Valley when she dove to snag a hard ground ball up the middle and pitched it, while still on the ground, to shortstop Lauren Krogh (Troy/Troy High School) for the final out of the game.

Zotto pitched six innings, allowing two runs on five hits to pick up the win for Hudson Valley. Duggan finished the game two-for-three at the plate and pitched the final inning to pick up the save.

Freshman Linda Bloss (Westmoreland High School) fanned 10 batters, allowing only four hits and one walk to pick up the win for Mohawk Valley in the opener.

Sophomore Casey Brinkman (Troy/Troy High School) finished two-for-three at the plate to lead Hudson Valley while sophomore Sonia Altamura (Mechanicville/Mechanicville High School) was one-for-two with a double.

Hudson Valley will play at Herkimer Community College on Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m.

Game 1

Mohawk Valley 020 010 1 – 4  5  0 
Hudson Valley 000 000 0 – 0  4  3 

Mohawk Valley: Linda Bloss and Brooke Bennett
Hudson Valley: Stephanie Goodspeed and Danielle Duggan

Game 2

Mohawk Valley 000 110 0 – 2  6  3 
Hudson Valley 000 300 x – 3  6  3 

Mohawk Valley: Emily Newell, Linda Bloss (6) and Brooke Bennett
Hudson Valley: Samantha Zotto, Danielle Duggan (7) and Rebecca Frederick