Softball Wins Opener

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, March 20, 2006

The Hudson Valley Community College (1-0) softball team, ranked third in the NJCAA Division III poll, opened its season with a 3-1 win over Peninsula College (7-2) at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex.

Freshman pitcher Tracy Chesebrough (Duanesburg/Duanesburg High School) allowed one run on three hits to pick up the win for the Lady Vikings. She struck out 13 in her first collegiate start.

Sophomore Ashley Byerwalters (Coeymans Hollow/Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School) drove in a run and scored two runs. Freshman Sarah Spellman (Bethlehem/Bethlehem High School) added a double.

Hudson Valley 200 010 0 – 3 4 1
Peninsula 000 000 1 – 1 3 1

Hudson Valley: Tracy Chesbrough and Talia Valenti
Peninsula: Kingler and Kam.