Hudson Valley Softball Rallies to Remain Alive in Region III Tournament

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, May 9, 2003

Trailing 1-0 with two outs in the top of the seventh inning, the Hudson Valley Community College (29-7) softball team rallied for four runs and held on to defeat Monroe Community College 4-3 in an elimination game at the NJCAA Region III tournament in Horseheads.

Hudson Valley, who lost to Corning, 3-0, in the opening game of the double-elimination tournament, will meet the Red Barons again in tomorrow's elimination game. First pitch is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Sophomore Casey Brinkman (Troy/Troy High School) singled to lead off the seventh inning. After a pair of ground outs, freshman Meg McLoughlin (Troy/Troy High School) singled home Brinkman to tie the game at 1-1. The Vikings then stretched their lead to 4-1 with the help of two consecutive errors by Monroe.

Freshman pitcher Stephanie Goodspeed (Lansingburgh/Lansingburgh High School) allowed three runs on six hits to improve to 7-3 on the year. She struck out five batters. Sophomore Kim Welcome (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) had two doubles to lead the Hudson Valley attack.

Freshman pitcher Heidi Brooks (Wayland/Wayland-Cohocton High School) scattered four hits over seven innings to lead Corning over Hudson Valley in the opener. She fanned six batters

Game 1
Hudson Valley	000 000 0 – 0  4  2
Corning		001 020 x – 3  5  0

Hudson Valley: Kim Prior and Rebecca Frederick
Corning: Heidi Brooks and Good

Game 2
Hudson Valley	000 000 4 – 4  5  1
Monroe		001 000 2 – 3  6  3

Hudson Valley: Stephanie Goodspeed and Danielle Duggan
Monroe: Caitlan MacPherson and Adrienne Billiotti